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Lois Woods

Lois Woods

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)


As Course Leader for the Architecture degree, Lois provides academic leadership for the course, which encompasses the design, planning and delivery of the course; working with the course team to ensure high quality academic support for students; as well as supporting students pastorally. In addition, Lois runs an Atelier in the final year design studio and teaches on supporting modules. At NTU, Lois has taught on several modules across all undergraduate year groups, including in design studio, technology and environment and design communications modules.

Career overview

Prior to working at Nottingham Trent University, Lois qualified as an Architect in 2010. Lois worked as an Architect in two local practices, in Nottingham, whilst teaching at NTU for 1 day a week as an Hourly Paid Lecturer. In 2013, Lois decided to transition into an academic career by undertaking a PhD Studentship at the University of Nottingham. During the final stages of her PhD, Lois became a full time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at NTU and in 2018 became Course Leader for the Architecture Course.

Research areas

Humans’ experiences of the built environment with a focus on children’s experiences in school buildings

External activity

Committee member of Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects 2010 - 2017

Sponsors and collaborators

Collaborations with the RIBA East Midlands Regional Office


Woods, L (2018) Children’s perspectives of primary school environments, PhD Thesis, University of Nottingham