Dr Ceri Wilson

Research Fellow Mental Health, Department of Adult and Mental Health Nursing

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Dr Ceri Wilson’s primary research interests centre on the promotion of mental well-being and social inclusion of mental health service users.

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Background

Dr Ceri Wilson previously obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology (BSc) from Loughborough University in 2009, and completed her PhD within the Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED) in 2013. Ceri took up post as Research Fellow in Mental Health at Anglia Ruskin University in January 2013. Ceri works closely with local NHS Trusts, having been previously seconded to the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT), and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). Ceri has worked on a number of research projects with multiple researchers across departments at ARU. Ceri also provides research support and assistance to the South Essex Service User Research Group (SE-SURG) and the North Essex Research Network (NERN) hosted at ARU.

Research interests

  • Promoting mental well-being and social inclusion of mental health service users
  • The use of arts in health care
  • Mental health service user-led research
  • Promoting proactive care in mental health services
  • Reducing the use of physical restraint in mental health care
  • Self-management of long-term conditions amongst young adults
  • Promoting personalised and user-led mental health care planning

My PhD explored the influence of eating behaviours and mood on attention processing of food. Since my PhD I have conducted several literature searches for SEPT: insight and clinical outcomes in psychosis; methods to reduce restraint in psychiatric settings; and effective care planning in mental health care. I have provided research support to SE-SURG and NERN on several evaluations, e.g. Hadley Old Fire Station Open Arts; Big Lottery funded long-term evaluation of Open Arts; Mid-Essex Recovery College; and Butterfly Lodge Care Farm. I was a co-investigator on an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded critical review titled ‘The Value of the Arts in Therapeutic and Clinical Interventions’ and principal investigator on a three year evaluation of the Zinc Arts ArtZone programme for young people with or at risk of mental ill health. I have also led on a validation study of the Social Inclusion Scale and co-led with a service user researcher on an evaluation of 2Create, a service user-led art group. Whilst seconded to CPFT I was the lead researcher on the CPFT PROMISE project (PROactive Management of Integrated Services and Environments).

Areas of research supervision

  • Current PrD supervision: second supervisor to Gail Sinfield (Professor Sharon Andrew first supervisor). Subject area: service user involvement in pre-registration nurse education.
  • Current PhD supervision: second supervisor to Gabriel Abotsie (Dr Hilary Bungay first supervisor). Subject area: preventing physical health comorbidities in Early Intervention Services for Psychosis.

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology First Class Honours Degree, Loughborough University
  • PhD, Loughborough University

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Seconded 2 days a week to CPFT, 11/2014 – 11/2015
  • Principal investigator, Zinc Arts ArtZone project evaluation, 08/2012 – 07/2015, £16,169
  • Seconded 2.5 days a week to SEPT, 01/2013 – 09/2014
  • Co-investigator, AHRC funded critical review, 03/2014 – 08/2014, £23,753.34

Selected recent publications

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Wilson, C., Bungay, H., Munn-Giddings, C., & Boyce, M. (2016). Healthcare professionals' perceptions of the value and impact of the arts in healthcare settings: A critical review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 56, 90-101. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.11.003

Wilson, C., & Kent, L. (2016). A qualitative study of 2Create: a mental health service user-led art group. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy & Practice, 8(2), 169-181. DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2015.1048697

Wilson, C., & Secker, J. (2015). Validation of the Social Inclusion Scale with Students. Social Inclusion: Special Issue Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion. 3(4), 521-62.

Wilson, C., Kent, L., SE-SURG., and Secker, J. (2014). Arts participation, mental wellbeing and social inclusion: mixed methods evaluation of an Open Arts studio for people with mental health needs. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 5(3), 341–354.

Wilson, C. and Wallis, D.J. (2013). Attentional Bias and Slowed Disengagement from Food and Threat Stimuli in Restrained Eaters Using a Modified Stroop Task. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37 (1), 127-138.

Recent presentations and conferences

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Wilson, C. & Rouse, L. (2016). PROMISE qualitative study: Staff and patient experiences of the use of restraint. Oral presentation at the West London Collaborative ‘The Power of Being Held’ evening symposium, London, UK. May 2016.

Wilson, C. (2015). Preliminary findings from the PROMISE qualitative study. Oral presentation at the PROMISE Charter: Global Vision for Local Agendas, Cambridge, UK. Oct 2015. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBvLcQAz0Zk

Wilson. C. (2015). PROMISE: A multi-disciplinary project aimed at reducing restraint in mental healthcare. Oral presentation at the FHSCE Research Conference, Cambridge, UK. September 2015.

Rouse, L., Wilson, C., Rae, S., & Kar Ray, M. (2015). PROMISE: A collaborative project aimed at reducing restraint in mental health care. Poster session presented at the CLAHRC EOE Showcase Event, Cambridge, UK. June 2015.

Munn-Giddings, C., Bungay, H., Boyce, M., and Wilson, C. (2014). Undertaking a Funded Critical Review: Potentials and Pitfalls. Oral presentation at the FHSCE Research Conference, Chelmsford, UK. June 2014.

Wilson, C., and Secker, J. (2014). Validation of the Social Inclusion Scale with Students and Mental Health Service Users. Poster session presented at the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education Research Conference, Chelmsford, UK. June 2014.

Kent, L., Wilson, C., and Secker, J. (2014). Open Arts Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open Studio Evaluation. Poster session presented at the Shared Involvement in Medication Management Education Conference, Cambridge, UK. March 2014.

Wilson, C., Kent, L., and Secker, J. (2014). Making a splash: ensuring the impact of our arts and mental health evaluation. Oral presentation at the ARU Annual Research Conference: Communicating Your Research, Chelmsford, UK. January 2014.

SE-SURG, Wilson, C., and Secker, J. (2013). Open Arts Hadleigh Old Fire Station Studio: Interim Evaluation Report May 2013. Oral presentation at the Open Arts and ArtSpace Arts and Mental Wellbeing Conference, Hadleigh, UK. June 2013.

Wilson, C., and Wallis, D.J. (2013). Can the dot probe task detect food-related attentional biases in restrained eaters? Appetite, 71, p.490. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group, Loughborough, UK. April 2013.

Wilson, C., and Wallis, D.J. (2012). Does negative mood interact with eating style to predict attention bias towards and slowed disengagement from food stimuli? Appetite, 59 (2), p.638. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group, Brighton, UK. March 2012.

Wilson, C., Wallis, D.J., and Meyer, C. (2012). Does negative mood interact with trait eating behaviour to predict biased attention processing of food? Poster session presented at the Health and Life Science Research Conference, Loughborough University, UK. May 2012.

Wilson, C., and Wallis, D.J. (2011). Attention processing of food and interpersonally threatening stimuli in restrained eaters. Appetite, 57 (2), p.569. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group, Belfast, UK. March 2011.

Wallis, D.J., Barnes, D., and Wilson, C. (2010). Attentional processing and eating behaviour. Evidence from a modified Stroop task. Appetite, 55 (1), p.173. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the British Feeding and Drinking Group, Swansea, UK. April 2009.