School of Health and Life Sciences  

Dr Les Wood

Senior Lecturer in Physiology
I graduated in Physiology from Glasgow University in 1981 and subsequently undertook a PhD in Physiology at Glasgow working with Bill Ferrell on pressure-volume relationships in joints and their effects on the discharge of articular mechanoreceptors. A post-doctoral position at Glasgow followed, working with Bill Ferrell and Ron Baxendale on the reflex effects of joint afferent stimulation on motor units and muscle contraction. In 1987 I took up an appointment as Lecturer in Physiology at Queen’s College, Glasgow becoming Senior Lecturer in 1991 and joined the Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences as Senior Lecturer in Physiology when GCU was formed in 1992. I took over from Iain Wilkie as Head of Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in 2008 until 2011 when the Department of Life Sciences was formed.