Woolley is an artist and research fellow at Leeds Arts University. She completed an MA in Photography (2008) and PhD in Fine Art (2017) at the Royal College of Art. Woolley uses photographs of objects and people to question issues of artificiality and idealisation. She examines the relation between people and objects, and the impact that adverts have as producers and disseminators of social values. She considers social networking sites to be the commercial space where commodity culture invades our social interactions. Her publication Consuming the Body: Capitalism, Social Media and Commodification will be published by I B Tauris, 2021.