Dr Annette Wood MB BCh, MEd, FFPH, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Annette Wood

Institute of Applied Health Research
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Annette Wood is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her substantive employer is Public Health England where she is a Consultant in Public Health. She works with NHS England/Improvement both locally in the Midlands and nationally where she provides public health advice for Specialised Services Commissioning. She has an interest in training in public health, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


  • M Ed (Health Professionals), University of Birmingham 2013
  • 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 in medicine from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1986. She completed General Practice training in Cardiff and briefly worked as a GP.  In 1991, she moved to the West Midlands to undertake Public Health specialty 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 (now Public Health England - PHE) at its inception in 2003 and was a Unit Director for four years.  Throughout this time, she was an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infection and Immunity at Birmingham University.

In 2011, she moved substantively to the University of Birmingham as Senior Clinical Lecturer and MPH Programme Director. In 2014 she moved within the University to the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre where she worked as a part-time Medical Advisor until 2016.  She returned to PHE in 2014 initially as a part-time Consultant Screening and Immunisation Lead then as fulltime in her current post in 2016.


Other activities

Annette has been extensively involved in teaching and training throughout her career at local, regional and national level. She was a regional Training Programme Director for Health Education England from 2015 to 2019. She was also a training coordinator, regional Public Health training Board member and regional Less than Fulltime training advisor.  She is an Educational Supervisor. She is a trained assessor for the national Public Health recruitment programme.  She is an Examiner at the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and deputy Chair for the Final Membership Examination.  She was also the Director of Training (Registration and Certification) for three years at the FPH until 2014.

Annette is an appraisal and revalidation assessor for PHE. She also represents the FPH on consultant appointment committees.


Hayer KS, Sitch AJ, Dedicoat M, Wood AL. Culture confirmation of Tuberculosis Cases in Birmingham, UK.  Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013; 45(10): 746-751

Caley M, Fowler T, Greatrex S, Wood A. Differences in hepatitis B infection rate between ethnic groups in antenatal women in Birmingham, United Kingdom, May 2004 to December 2008. Euro Surveill. 2012; 17(30): pii=20228. 

Evans JT, Serafino Wani RL, Anderson L, Gibson AL, Smith EG, Wood A, Olowokure B, Abubakar I, Mann JS, Gardiner S, Jones H, Sonnenberg P, Hawkey PM. (2011) A Geographically-Restricted but Prevalent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strain identified in the West Midlands Region of the UK between 1995 and 2008. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17930 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017930

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.

Gray 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.

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