Valeska (Vali) Wood works with students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, and the Faculty of Medicine.

Vali has qualifications in education, fine arts and community services (youth work). Throughout her career she has applied her skills to varied projects including: lecturing, small business development, development and delivery of community-based educational programs, exhibition curating, filmmaking and community arts festivals and events.

Vali has considerable experience in the cross-cultural environment and worked for more than 25 years with women and young people in Indigenous communities in W.A and the N.T, and in Papua New Guinea to develop sustainable, cultural business enterprises.