He became the UK's first Professor of Lesbian and Gay Studies at Nottingham Trent University in June 1998. On his retirement in 2013 he was appointed Professor Emeritus in Gay and Lesbian Studies.
His books include Articulate Flesh: Male Homo-eroticism and Modern Poetry (1987) and A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition (1998), both from Yale University Press. He wrote the introduction for the 2013 Valancourt Books edition of A Room in Chelsea Square by Michael Nelson.
His poetry regularly appears in magazines and anthologies and he also occasionally publishes short fiction. His poetry collections are We Have the Melon, May I Say Nothing and The District Commissioner’s Dreams.
- A Room in Chelsea Square by Michael Nelson, Lambda Literary Review
- Gregory Woods "Introduction to A Room in Chelsea Square" Gregory Woods blog, 29 January 2014.