Mr Nick Wood


About the Person:

Nick served in the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) and saw active service during the Falklands War in 1982. When serving in HM Prison Service he was awarded the Butler Trust HRH Princess Royal Award for services to Veterans in 2009/10 following his creation of the Veterans in Custody Support model. He works closely with around 15 Local Authorities, the NHS on a local and national basis, military charities, community support services and supports the SSAFA Prison in Reach Focus Group, COBSEO Veterans in the Criminal Justice System and both the Yorkshire and Humber, and North East NHS Armed Forces Commissioning and Network groups. He has introduced Understanding Military Culture and Transition into student lectures at York St John University ensuring compliance with the NHS Constitution which now includes the Armed Forces Covenant. Nick has delivered his Military Human: Understanding Military Culture & Transition CPD to over 1800 staff across England & Wales following commissions from Health Education England, NHS Employers, HMPPS (NESP Project), Wales SToMP Project, Coventry & Warwickshire TIL services and many other community support services.

He has recently completed his Global Veterans and Families MSc at Anglia Ruskin University and recently co-authored two chapters: Military Veteran Psychological Health and Social Care – Contemporary Issues (The Ex-Armed Forces Offender and the UK Criminal Justice System (MacManus and Wood)), and the Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health 2nd Edition (Veterans: Understanding Military Culture and the Possible Effects on Engagement (Wood, Cotterill and Cronin-Davis)). Nick was selected by FIMT as a nominee at the Soldiering On Awards (2018) and was instrumental in helping YSJU to be awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award this year (2018). He has recently published his findings regarding the South Yorkshire Local Authorities Armed Forces Covenant 2 year project via the York St John University Military Human web site.

Research Interests

  • Education / Training
  • Mental Health
  • Criminal Justice System / Legal
  • Transition
  • Families & Relationships
  • Wounded, Injured & Sick
  • Early Service Leavers
  • Ageing Veterans
  • Research