Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery
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.
Ceri obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology (BSc) from Loughborough University in 2009, and completed her PhD in the Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED) in 2013. She took up post as Research Fellow in Mental Health at Anglia Ruskin University in January 2013 and was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in August 2016.
Here at ARU, 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.
Ceri's PhD explored the influence of eating behaviours and mood on attention processing of food.
Since completing her PhD, Ceri has 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. She's also provided research support to SE-SURG and NERN on several evaluations, eg 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. Ceri is also a co-investigator on a project funded by Arts Council England titled ‘The impact of creative arts and cultural participation in building community relationships for older people in care settings’ and an evaluation of the South East Essex Recovery College. Ceri 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. While second to CPFT, she was the lead researcher on the CPFT PROMISE project (PROactive Management of Integrated Services and Environments).
Ceri would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Bungay, H., Munn-Giddings, C., Wilson, C., & Dadswell, A. (2017). Creative Ageing: Arts & Social Relationships. Poster presentation at the Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol, UK. June 2017.
Wilson, C., Rouse, L., Rae, S., & Kar Ray, M. (2016). PROMISE qualitative study: mental health patients’ & staff members’ experience of restraint & suggestions for reducing its use. Poster presentation at the World Psychiatric Association International Congress, Cape Town, South Africa. November 2016.
Wilson, C., & Sharpe, D. (2017). Promoting young people’s mental health and wellbeing through participation in the arts: A mixed-methods service evaluation of the Zinc Arts ArtZone programme. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 8(1), 39-56.
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.
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.