Dr Annette Wood MB BCh, FFPH, MRCGP, DRCOG

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Annette Wood trained in General Practice then Public Health Medicine. She was an NHS Consultant in Public Health/Communicable Disease Control in Birmingham for 15 years and a Unit Director in the Health Protection Agency for 4 years. 

She was appointed as Director of the MPH programme and Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2011.

She has a long standing interest in medical education and has a postgraduate certificate in the subject. She is an Examiner and a Director of Education for the Faculty of Public Health and an assessor for the national Public Health recruitment programme.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Staffordshire University 2003
  • Fellowship Faculty of Public Health, London 2002.
  • Membership Faculty of Public Health Medicine, London 1995.
  • Membership, Royal College of General Practitioners, London 1990.
  • Diplomat, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 1989.
  • Family Planning Certificate, Joint Committee for Higher Medical Training, London 1988.
  • M.B.B.Ch, University of Wales College of Medicine 1986.


Annette Wood qualified MB BCh from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1986. After house jobs in Cardiff, she completed General Practice training also in Cardiff and briefly worked as a GP. In 1991, she moved to the West Midlands to undertake her Public Health training, based mainly in Birmingham and Worcestershire.

She specialised in Communicable Disease Control and was appointed as an NHS Consultant to Birmingham Health Authority in 1996. She moved to the Health Protection Agency at its inception in 2003 and was a Unit Director for 4 years. During this time, she had two oral and 13 poster presentations at the national HPA Conference. She was also the West Midlands representative on the national HPA committees for TB, hepatitis and port health. 

Throughout her consultant career, she was an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infection and Immunity at Birmingham University. She also taught on the MPH at Warwick University.

In 2011, she moved substantively to the University of Birmingham and is an honorary Consultant in Public Health with South Birmingham PCT. 

She has been extensively involved in teaching and training through her career at local, regional and national level. She has been a trainer, training coordinator and regional less than fulltime training advisor. She has been an Examiner since 2001 at the Faculty of Public Health where she is also currently the Director of Education (Training and Registration). She is also a member of the Regional Public Health School and is a trained assessor for the national Public Health recruitment programme.


Other activities

  • Examiner (since 2001) and Director of Education (since 2011) at the Faculty of Public Health, London
  • Honorary Consultant in Public Health, South Birmingham PCT (since 2011)
  • 2007 – 2010 Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, West Midlands East Health Protection Unit
  • 2003 – 2007  Director, Birmingham and Solihull Health Protection Unit
  • 1996 – 2003 Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Birmingham


Caley M, Fowler T, Welch S, Wood A. Risk of developing tuberculosis from a school contact: retrospective cohort study, United Kingdom, 2009. Euro Surveill. 2010;15(11):pii=19510

Hawker JI, Olowokure B, Wood AL, Wilson RC, Johnson R. Widening inequalities in MMR vaccine uptake rates among ethnic groups in an urban area of the UK during a period of vaccine controversy (1994-2000) Vaccine 2007: 25; 7516-7519

Evans JT, Smith EG, Dale, J, Innes JA, Hunt DA, Tweddell A, Wood A, Anderson C, Hewinson RG, Smith NH, Hawkey PM, Sonnenberg P. Cluster of human tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis: evidence for person-to-person transmission in the UK. Lancet 2007; 369: 1270-1276.

Mann CM, Wood A.  How much do medical students know about infection control? Journal of Hospital Infection 2006: 64 (4) 366-370.

Etuwewe O, Wood A, Lyon A. A selective neonatal BCG programme in a multi-ethnic community. Communicable Disease and Public Health 2004; 7(3): 172-177.

ray J, Huengsberg M, Mann M, Jaffer K, MacAulay H, Drake S, Jones G, Birkill R, Wood A. A multidisciplinary approach to chlamydia screening in women undergoing termination of pregnancy: how well are we doing? Int J STD AIDS. 2003; 14(4): 287-8.

Wright J, Rati N, Cobley A, McKeown C, Wood A. A pilot study of fast track antenatal haemoglobinopathy screening. Journal of Medical Screening 2003; 10(4): 169-72.

Robertson W, Wood A. The changing face of meningococcal disease in Birmingham. British Journal of Infection Control 2004; 5(4): 9-12.

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