Dr Rachael Wood
Dr Rachael Wood is an Consultant in Public Health Medicine and a University Senior Clinical Research Fellow. Her research interests focus on child public health.
- Department of Child Life and Health & Centre for Population Health Sciences
- SMC Research Centre for Learning Difficulties, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
- NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division
- Email: Rachael.Wood@ed.ac.uk
Dr Wood is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division; a Senior Clinical Research Fellow within the University of Edinburgh Department of Child Life and Health; and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer within the University of Edinburgh Centre for Population Health Sciences.
Within the Information Services Division, Dr Wood is responsible for national data on women and children’s health. Her role involves overseeing national statistics publications, providing information to support health policy and service development and evaluation, improving national datasets, and using Information Services Division data for research purposes.
Within the University, Dr Wood conducts research on child public health, with a particular focus on child development and neurodevelopmental conditions affecting children. Her research often involves the use of routinely available data.
Prior to her current roles, Dr Wood held a CSO Clinical Academic Training Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh from 2007 to 2011. During her fellowship she undertook a PhD examining changes made to Scotland’s child health programme in 2005. Dr Wood graduated in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.
Dr Wood’s research interests focus on child public health, in particular on protecting and promoting child development and on improving the outcomes of children with neurodevelopmental conditions.