Emma Wilson

Institution: Centre for Society and Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, England.

Supervisory team: Professor Craig Morgan, Dr Charlotte Gayer-Anderson, Dr Colette Hirsch.

Position: PhD student.

Current research: My PhD research is looking at the role of peer victimisation (traditional bullying and cyberbullying) and a support-seeking coping style in the prediction of self-harm among adolescents, and the relationship with gender. I am using data from a longitudinal cohort study; the Resilience, Ethnicity, and AdolesCent Mental Health (REACH) study based in schools across South London.

Research interests:

  • Youth self-harm
  • Protective factors, both psychological and social
  • Bullying victimisation, including cyberbullying
  • Cohort studies and longitudinal research design

Recent Publications:

  • Simblett, S. K., Wilson, E., Morris, D., Evans, J., Odoi, C., Mutepua, M., Dawe-Lane, E., Jilka, S., Pinfold, V., & Wykes, T. (2021). Keeping well in a COVID-19 crisis: a qualitative study formulating the perspectives of mental health service users and carers. Journal of Mental Health.
  • Jilka, S., Odoi, C., Wilson, E., Simblett, S., Meran, S., & Wykes, T. (2021). Ketamine treatment for depression: a qualitative study exploring service users views. BJPsych Open, 7(1).
  • Rowlands, K., Wilson, E., Simic, M., Harrison, A., & Cardi, V. (2020). A Critical Review of Studies Assessing Interpretation Bias Towards Social Stimuli in People With Eating Disorders and the Development and Pilot Testing of Novel Stimuli for a Cognitive Bias Modification Training. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.
  • Wilson, E. (2020). Where next for youth mental health? Reflections on current research and considerations for the future. Journal of Mental Health. 29:4, 371-375.
  • Knapp, M., McDaid, D., Wilson, E., (2018). Money matters: Funding care. In A. Martin, M. Bloch, & M. Volkmar (Eds.), Lewis’s child and adolescent psychiatry: A comprehensive textbook (5 ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Can help with: Working with service users in research, patient public involvement.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work: quality time with my partner (and our new kitten!), cocktail nights with friends, going to the gym, travel, sleep, games (from board games to escape rooms), discovering new veggie places in London. In work: coffee breaks, good communication with my supervisors and peers, getting involved in voluntary work, attending social events to talk about non-work topics, my Spotify playlists!

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