Dr Chris Wood


University of Exeter

Dr Chris Wood

Job title

Researcher Development Programme Manager (Early Career Research Staff)


Dr Christopher Wood is a researcher development manager at the University of Exeter. For many years he was a senior research scientist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has supervised a number of PhD students to completion as well as managing post-doctoral researchers. He still man­ages to do some research on the ‘side’ and has worked with colleagues in New Zealand and Australia to enhance orchid and palm conservation. He is an editor of a plant-biology related international peer review journal.

His passion for developing early career researchers is evident by the many contributions he makes to both regional and national agendas; he was short­listed for a prestigious Times Higher award for ‘excellence in the contribution to researcher development’. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and sat on the sector-wide ‘Impact and Evaluation Group’.