Helen Wood is Professor of Media and Communications in the School of Media and Communication, having taught previously at Manchester, Worcester and Wolverhampton Universities. Her research into television and audiences has been published widely and is known through two book length studies Talking With Television (2009) and with Beverley Skeggs, Reacting to Reality Television (2012) where she has developed the ‘text-in-action’ methodology to capture the dynamic nature of television viewing.
She has received external funding for two major projects on television. The first from the ESRC ’Making Class and Self through Televised Ethical Scenarios’ culminated in 2 books with Beverley Skeggs from Goldsmiths
The second project funded by the AHRC with Rachel Moseley and Helen Wheatley at Warwick University is currently underway, ‘A History of Television for Women in Britain’.
She is also Assistant Editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies and the journal Ethnography and Corresponding Editor of Critical Studies in Television.