Gary W. Wood

Gary W. Wood

Dr Gary Wood is a British social psychologist and personal development coach (life coach) who specializes in translating evidence-based psychology into workable solutions. He is the author of 'The Psychology of Wellbeing', 'Letters to a New Student', 'Unlock Your Confidence', 'Don't Wait for Your Ship to Come In, Swim Out to Meet It', and 'Sex, Lies and Stereotypes'. Gary's trademark down-to-earth approach balances warmth and humour with a solid academic background in teaching, coaching and psychology. Widely cited in the press, quotations, expert analysis and coaching tips have appeared in countless newspapers and magazines and has also been an 'agony uncle', answering readers' questions in British magazines and on websites. He has authored numerous publications in academic journals and books. Gary's work shows a strong emphasis on applied psychology and substantial experience of working in diverse arenas from the board room to the media, to the classroom. Gary has featured on international, national and local radio including an appearance on BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour. He has been a regular and lively contributor to BBC Five Live's The Late Show and resident, 'no holes barred', sex and relationships psychologist on Radio BRMB's The Sex Factor. Television credits include popular culture shows such as Big Brother's Little Brother, Trisha Goddard and BBC's Money Spinners as well as topical discussion programmes such as The Big Questions and Sunday Morning Live. Working behind the scenes, Gary also acts as a consultant for the development of radio and TV programmes. He co-created and named BRMB's long-running radio show The Sanctuary. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chartered Psychologist, Gary is also a Chartered Scientist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Member of its Special Group in Coaching Psychology. He is also a member of The Society of Authors. Gary has taught psychology, learning skills, sexual health and research methods in several UK universities. He also acts as a research consultant, coach and trainer to individuals and organizations. Bringing together broadcasting and research skills, Gary has fronted a number of media campaigns, including several for The Learning and Skills Council to encourage adults back into education. He blogs at PsyCentral ( and his coaching, training and research consultancy practice is based in Birmingham and Edinburgh, UK. In his spare time, he eats, sleeps, reads, and occasionally sings. sings. For Dr Gary Wood's YouTube channel, visit:
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