School:Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Dr Ceri Wilson’s primary research interests centre on the promotion of mental health, well-being and social inclusion of mental health service users and people living with long-term physical health conditions. Ceri has a particular interest in the role of arts and culture in promoting well-being and social inclusion.
Ceri 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. She took up post as Research Fellow in Mental Health at ARU 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 formerly named South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT), and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). She has worked on a number of research projects with multiple researchers across departments at ARU.
Ceri has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods and publishes regularly in journals related to mental health, nursing, and arts and health. Her paper on patient and staff suggestions for reducing restraint in mental health wards won paper of the year 2018 in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
Ceri was co-investigator on the ‘Creative Journeys’ project funded by Arts Council England, which was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Essex County Council You Make a Difference Awards 2019. She was the recipient of an Aging and Social Change International Award for Excellence in 2020. She is also a founding member of the FHEMS Arts and Well-being Research Interest Group.
Ceri would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Bungay, H., Wilson, C., Dadswell, A., Munn-Giddings, C., 2021. The role of collaborative working between the arts and care sectors in successfully delivering participatory arts activities for older people in residential care settings. Health & Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13290
Dadswell, A., Bungay, H., Wilson, C., Munn-Giddings, C., 2020. The impact of participatory arts in promoting social relationships for older people within care homes. Perspectives in Public Health, 140(5), pp. 286-293. doi: 10.1177/1757913920921204
Wilson, C., 2020. The long and winding road of discontinuing long-term use of antidepressants. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12623
Wilson, C., Stock, J., 2019. The impact of living with long-term conditions in young adulthood on mental health and identity: What can help? Health Expectations, 22(5), pp. 1111–1121. doi: 10.1111/hex.12944
Wilson, C., King, M., Russell, J., 2019. A mixed-methods evaluation of a Recovery College in South East Essex for people with mental health difficulties. Health & Social Care in the Community, 27(5), pp. 1353-1362. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12774
Bungay, H., Munn-Giddings, C., Wilson, C., Dadswell, A., 2019. Creative Journeys: The role of participatory arts in promoting social relationships for older people in care home settings (Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University).
Wilson, C., Dadswell, A., Munn-Giddings, C., Bungay, H., 2019. The Role of Participatory Arts in Developing Reciprocal Relationships amongst Older People: A Conceptual Review of the Literature. Journal of Aging and Social Change, 9(4), pp. 1-16. doi: 10.18848/2576-5310/CGP/v09i04/1-16
Lombardo, C., Van Bortel, T., Wagner, A., Kaminsky, E., Wilson, C., Rae, S., Rouse, L., Jones, P., Kar Ray, M., 2018. PROGRESS: The PROMISE Governance Framework to Decrease Coercion in Mental Healthcare. BMJ Open Quality, 7, e000332. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000332
Wilson, C., Rouse, L., Rae, S., Kar Ray, M., 2018. Mental health inpatients’ and staff members’ suggestions for reducing physical restraint: A qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 25(3), pp. 188-200. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12453
Dadswell, A, Wilson, C., Bungay, H., Munn-Giddings, C., 2017. The role of participatory arts in addressing the loneliness and social isolation of older people: A conceptual review of the literature. Journal of Arts & Communities, 9(2), pp. 109-128. doi: 10.1386/jaac.9.2.109_1
Wilson, C., Rouse, L., Rae, S., Kar Ray, M., 2017. Is restraint a ‘necessary evil’ in mental healthcare? Mental health inpatients’ and staff members’ experience of physical restraint. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26, pp. 500-512. doi: 10.1111/inm.12382
Boyce, M., Bungay, H., Munn-Giddings, C., Wilson, C., 2017. The impact of the arts in healthcare on patients and service users: A critical review. Health & Social Care in the Community, 26(4), pp. 458-473. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12502
Wilson, C., Secker, J., Kent, L., Keay, J., 2017. Promoting Mental Wellbeing and Social Inclusion through Art: Six Month Follow-up Results from Open Arts Essex. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 19(5), pp. 268-277. doi: 10.1080/14623730.2017.1345688
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), pp. 39-56. doi: 10.1386/jaah.8.1.39_1
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, pp. 90-101. doi: 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), pp. 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), pp. 521-62. doi: 10.17645/si.v3i4.121
Wilson, C., Kent, L., 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), pp. 341–354. doi: 10.1386/jaah.5.3.341_1
Wilson, C., 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), pp. 127-138.
Munn-Giddings, C., Bungay, H., Wilson, C., Dadswell, A., 2019. Participatory Arts and Social Relationships for Older People in Care Settings. Oral presentation at the Arts in Society International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. June 2019.
Bungay, H., Wilson, C., Dadswell, A., Munn-Giddings, C., 2019. Creative Journeys: The role of the arts facilitator in building community in residential care home settings. Oral presentation at the ‘Building Bridges’ in Applied Arts and Health, Education and Community: An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference, Telford, UK. Aug 2019.
Bungay, H., Munn-Giddings, C., Wilson, C., Dadswell, A., 2018. Participatory arts & social relationships for older people in care settings. Oral presentation at the 7th International Health Humanities Conference, Southampton, UK. Aug 2018.
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., 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.
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.
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.
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.