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My current Research Project 2022+

My current research project is:

'Inside Mum' - a mixed methods study

Service Design | Codesign | Forensic Psychology | Parenting Education

With the Open University Design Group (Faculty of Science, Technology and Maths)

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Academia: (99+) Rachel A.Wood | The Open University -

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ORCID: 0009-0004-0407-9403 

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My blogs, articles and publications:

Wood, R (2023). Designing the 'Fry Equation', OU Design Blog

Wood, R (2023), The journey to service codesign, OU Design Blog

Wood, R. (2020), ‘Inside Mum’ – A thematic exploration of public attitudes towards women offenders being offered parenting education, Unpublished MSc thesis, Coventry University

Wood, R. (2020), 'Inside Dad' - A review of the key issues and themes in attachment based parenting programmes to reduce re-offending in fathers, Unpublished MSc thesis, Coventry University

Wood, R (2019), Who's the Expert? - Innovation in Co-Production and Service Design Conference 2019, A Better Start Publications

Wood, R (2018), 'Why exchanging knowledge matters', A Better Start Southend Research Blog

Wood, R (2018), 'Mind the Gap' - Why the theory of change matters in service design, A Better Start Southend Presentation 

Wood, R (2018), Social and Emotional Strategy: Parenting, A Better Start Southend Presentation

Wood, R. (2018) Service Design Framework: Applying Design in an Integrated Context to Create Innovation and Impact’, A Better Start Southend

Wood, R. and Wratislaw, I. (2018), 5,000 Reasons to Invest, E-Poster presented at Public Health England Conference 11.09.18, at the University of Warwick

Wood, R (2017-2020 - 32 Editions) Ed.. A Better Start Southend Research Bulletin A Better Start Southend | Research Bulletins - A Better Start Southend

Wood, R. (2014), Happiness is being one of the gang: a discourse analysis of positive emotions, and group membership of an operatic society, Unpublished BSc Psychology Research, Open University

Wood, R. (2012), How multi-agencies and disciplines can work together better in a Family Centre, Unpublished Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Leadership research, Middlesex University

Wood, R. (2010) Foreword in Eds. Evans, BJR and Coe, J (2010), By the Dome It's Home, Grosvenor House Publishing, Surrey [ISBN-10 1907211276]

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