Staff Profiles: Dr. Martin Wood

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Dr. Martin Wood

Staff Profile: Dr. Martin Wood
Lecturer in Hinduism and Buddhism

Dr. Martin Wood

Dr. Martin Wood

Lecturer in Hinduism and Buddhism

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

My love of religion stems from several years spent with a backpack, travelling through Australasia, East Asia and India encountering Maoris, Buddhists and Hindus, sharing food and exchanging thoughts and experiences.

Biography

My love of studying religion stems from several years spent with a backpack on, travelling through Australasia, East Asia and India. I have spent a good deal of time researching in the field since then, working with Maori communities in the U.K. and Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Gujarati Hindu communities across this country, in New Zealand and India. I enjoy teaching the subject enormously and hope that I might inspire students to get out there and sniff the incense.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Study of Religions University of Chichester 1996
MA Study of Religions Bath Spa University 2000
PhD Theology and Religious Studies University of Bristol 2008

Membership of professional bodies

British Association for Study of Religions

Gujarati Studies Association (2009)

Teaching and research

Teaching

Hinduism, Buddhism, sociology and anthropology of religion.

Judaism, Christianity, Islam.

Indigenous traditions.

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Gujarati Hinduism (Jalaram Bapa tradition) in India and U.K.

External responsibilities

Alliance of Religions and Conservation (2012-13).

Open University (2010).

Subjects for media interviews

Hinduism

Indigenous Traditions (Maori)

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