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University of Bath

Marsha Wood IPR Research Assistant

Marsha provides assistance to the Research Programme Lead and Director of the IPR across a range of current and developing research projects and initiatives.


More specifically, Marsha’s role is to:

  • assist the preparation of applications for externally funded research projects and initiatives
  • undertake qualitative and quantitative research tasks such as conducting literature reviews, data analysis, interviews and focus groups
  • provide project management support for larger scale research studies
  • support the up-to-date profiling of IPR research studies and outputs on the IPR website
  • support IPR research development activities such as workshops and sandpit meetings
  • scan the research funding landscape for opportunities of interest to the IPR
  • develop her own research areas of expertise, including writing reports and journal articles for publication


  • disadvantaged populations
  • vulnerable young people
  • children in care
  • the policymaking process
  • linking science and policy



View a list of books and publications by Marsha Wood


Marsha joined the IPR as Research Assistant in September 2016. Before this appointment, she spent ten years as Research Associate in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, where she developed her research expertise by working on numerous studies and evaluations, mainly around disadvantaged young people, children, young people in the care system, and intimate partner violence. She has also worked as a researcher within central and local government. Marsha holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Hull, and an MSc in Social Research from the University of Bath.