The University of Texas at Austin: Steve Hicks School of Social Work Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Dr. Leila Wood is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. Her scholarship areas are intimate and interpersonal violence in the campus context, intimate partner violence and sexual assault service evaluation, and occupational stress related to interpersonal violence work. Wood's research focuses on survivor-centered approaches and establishing evidence for community and campus-based practices in the intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SA) field. Over the last several years, she has conducted IPV and SA service program evaluations and evaluated use of video evidence in IPV criminal cases. Wood has extensive experience working survivors of intimate and interpersonal violence in social work practice settings.