Dr. Toni Wood

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton L510

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Current positions

Lecturer in Criminology


Toni is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Salford. She holds a PhD in criminology from the University of Salford and has previously graduated with an MRes in Criminology and Socio Legal Studies from the University of Manchester. Prior to this, Toni worked in NHS mental health secure settings. Her main research interests are centred around the health and wellbeing of prisoners and prison staff. Toni is one of the Principal Investigators on the Autism and the Criminal Justice System project. Toni is also coordinator for the Criminal Justice Hub at the University.


  • Programme Leader - Foundation Year in Social Science
  • Module Leader - Understanding Criminology (Foundation Yr)
  • Module Leader - Study Skills (Foundation Yr)
Other modules I teach on
  • Criminal Justice and Human Rights
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Understanding Victims and Victimisation
  • Gender Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Prisons and Punishment

Research Interests

Research centres around the health and wellbeing of prisoners in the prison community and the health and wellbeing of prison staff.

Current Research
  • Autism and the Criminal Justice System - exploring the experiences of prisoners with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) in adult male and female prisons and exploring the awareness of prison staff around these prisoners. This same project will also be conducted in the Young Offenders Institutions, High Security Hospitals (Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton), Police custody and will also look at the support services available in the community.
  • The health and wellbeing of women in local women's centres
Postgraduate Research
  • Prison and Prisoners
  • Health and wellbeing in prison
  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) in the Criminal Justice System
  • Women in Prison
  • Support for female offenders in the community

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (Hons) criminology (first class)
  • Res Criminology and Socio Legal Studies
  • PhD Criminology


  • Fellow of the HEA