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Dr. Charlotte Emma Wilson
Assistant Prof in Clinical Psychology, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Geraldine McNamara, Charlotte Wilson, Lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals experience of mental health services-a systematic review, The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Veronica Ranieri, Charlotte Wilson, Larry Davidson, Who Cares for Us? Caregivers' Narratives of Involuntary Admission to Psychiatric Hospital, American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 21, (3-4), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Brogan, A., Hevey, D., Wilson, C., Brinkley, A., O'Malley, G., Murphy, S., A network analysis of the causal attributions for obesity in children and adolescents and their parents, Psychology, Health & Medicine, 24, (9), 2019, p1063 - 1074 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Charlotte Wilson, The experience of learning from mental health service users and carers, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14, (2), 2019, p119 - 130 Journal Article, 2019

Aimee O'Neill, Charlotte Wilson, TAFFI Art Therapy Group (Therapy, Art, Friendship and Flourishing in Illness) Preliminary qualitative results of a randomised controlled trial, European Health Psychology Society, Dubrovnik, September 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Charlotte Wilson, Service user teaching in the training of clinical psychologists: How is the learning different?, European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment, Dresden, November 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

Keith Mulroy and Charlotte Wilson, Contributions of parent and child intolerance of uncertainty, cognitive avoidance and beliefs about worry to our understanding of children's worry and anxiety., European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment, Dresden, November 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Charlotte Wilson, Developmental outcomes of children born extremely and very pre-term, Trinity Health and Education Conference, Dublin, March 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Elaine Coyne, Charlotte Wilson, Cat Hughes, 'Shaking the Foundations: Fathers' Experiences of their Adolescent's Self-Harm Behaviour', Trinity Health and Education Conference, Dublin, March 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

Geraldine McNamara, Charlotte Wilson, Looking at the Professional Gaps: LGB Affirmative Therapy Skills in Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment, Dresden, November 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

Charlotte Wilson, Thought Control Strategies in Children, European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment, Dresden, November 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Pia O'Farrell, Charlotte Wilson, Gerry Sheil, Teachers' perceptions of assessment of mental health in primary schools in Ireland, Trinity Health and Education Conference, Dublin, March 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Elaine Crabtree, Charlotte Wilson, Rosaleen McElvaney, Childhood sexual abuse: sibling perspectives, Journal of interpersonal violence, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Claire Conlon, Charlotte Wilson, Paul Gaffney, Michael Stoker, Wilderness therapy intervention with adolescents: Exploring the process of change, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 18, (4), 2018, p353 - 366 Journal Article, 2018

Charlotte Wilson, Power and Positionality in the Supervisory Relationship. Author and presenter , Qualitative Research Symposium, University of Bath, UK, February 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Charlotte Wilson, Children's Worry, Transdiagnostic Approaches to Mental Health, Cambridge, UK, 17th September , 2018 Poster, 2018

Hester Noonan, Isobelle O'Donoghue, Charlotte Wilson, Engaging with and navigating limbo: Lived experiences of siblings of adults with autism spectrum disorders, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31, (6), 2018, p1144 - 1153 Journal Article, 2018

Rebecca Collins, Charlotte Wilson, Negative affect and identity distress among Irish college students, Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Wexford, November 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Ben Butlin, Charlotte Wilson, Children's Naive Concepts of OCD and How They Are Affected by Biomedical Versus Cognitive Behavioural Psychoeducation, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 46, (4), 2018, p405 - 420 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Julie Lynch, Charlotte Wilson, Exploring the impact of choral singing on mindfulness, Psychology of Music, 46, (6), 2018, p848 - 861 Journal Article, 2018 URL TARA - Full Text

Timulak, L., Keogh, D., Chigwedere, C., Wilson, C., Ward, F., Hevey, D. , Griffin, P., Jacobs, L., Irwin, B., A comparison of emotion-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

Aiveen Dillon, Charlotte Wilson, Catherine Jackman, "Be here now"-service users' experiences of a mindfulness group intervention, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 12, (2), 2018, p77 - 87 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Maedhbh Campbell, Charlotte Wilson, Service Users' Experiences of Participation in Clinical Psychology Training, . Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 12, (6), 2017, p337 - 349 Journal Article, 2017

Warwick, Reardon, Cooper, Murayama, Reynolds, Wilson & Creswell, Complete recovery from anxiety disorders following Cognitive Behavior Therapy in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology Review, 52, 2017, p77 - 91 Journal Article, 2017

Laura Hayes, Charlotte Wilson, Forgotten Family Members: Having a Sibling with Schizophrenia, Psychological Society of Ireland Conference, Athlone, 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Charlotte Wilson, Rachel Pearce, Stephanie Summers, Lucie Taylor, Charles Haworth, Psychosocial development in young people with cystic fibrosis, Clinical Psychology Forum, 279, 2016, p47 - 50 Journal Article, 2016

Wilson, McFadden, Cadden & Dillon, Third wave therapies: exploring mechanisms of change using qualitative methods, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Belfast, 15th-17th June , 2016 Published Abstract, 2016

Wilson, Burns, Ryan, Bourne & Barrett, Developmental considerations in children's worry, Developmental considerations in children's worry, Belfast, 14th-16th September, 2016 Published Abstract, 2016

Ni Chobhthaigh, S. & Wilson, C., Children's understanding of embarrassment: Integrating mental time travel and mental state information, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, (3), 2015, p324 - 339 Journal Article, 2015

WIlson and colleagues, o Involving service users and carers in the training of Clinical Psychologists, IIMHN/Enter Mental Health European Conference, Dublin, 4-5th June 2015, 2015 Published Abstract, 2015

Wilson , What helps children with anxiety disorders?, Childrenǯs Research Network Ireland, Dublin, 10th December, 2015 Published Abstract, 2015

Errity & WIlson, The impact of paternal anxiety on father-child interactions , European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, The Hague, 10-13th Sept 2014, EABCT, 2014 Published Abstract, 2014

Wilson , o Children are just little adults aren't they? Lessons for CBT from Developmental Psychology, BPS, DCP, Faculty of Children, Young People and their families, Peterborough, UK, 30th Sept - 1st Oct, BPS, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Wilson, CE, Smith, ELS, Coker, S, Hobbis, I, & Acerini, C., Testing an integrated model of eating disorders in paediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus. , Pediatric Diabetes. , 2014, pdoi: 10.1111/pedi.12202 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Wilson , Ten things we have learned about CBT from working with children and families, Irish Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Annual Research Day, Dublin, 2014, IABCP Invited Talk, 2014

Wilson, Ni Chobthaigh, Curtin, O'Brien, Skelton, Children's Thinking about the Future, Psychological Society of Ireland, Kilkenny, November 2014, 2014 Published Abstract, 2014

Reynolds, S., Wilson, C., Austin, J., & Hooper, L. , Effects of psychotherapy for anxiety in children and adolescents: a meta-analytic review, Clinical Psychology Review,, 32, (4), 2012, p251 - 262 Journal Article, 2012

Wilson, C. & Hall, M, Thought control strategies in young people; links with OCD symptoms and meta-cognitive beliefs, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, , 40, (4), 2012, p438 - 451 Journal Article, 2012

Wilson, C. & Hughes, C. , Worry, beliefs about worry and problem solving in young children., Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 2011, p507 - 521 Journal Article, 2011

Wilson, C. et al. , The role of meta-cognition and parenting in adolescent worry. , Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 2011, p71 - 79 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Adult Models of Anxiety and Their Application to Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders. in, editor(s)W. Silverman & A. Field , Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Research, Assessment and Intervention , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011, [Cartwright-Hatton, S., Reynolds, S., & Wilson, C. ] Book Chapter, 2011

Reeves, J. Reynolds, S., Coker, S., & Wilson, C, An experimental manipulation of responsibility in children., Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry,, 41, 2010, p228 - 233 Journal Article, 2010

Kelly, V., Barker, H., Field, A., Wilson, C., & Reynolds, S. , Can Rachman's Indirect Pathways be used to Un-learn Fear? A prospective paradigm to test whether children's fears can be reduced using positive information and modelling a non-anxious response. , Behaviour, Research and Therapy, 48, 2010, p164 - 170 Journal Article, 2010

Wilson, C., Pathological worry in children: What do we currently know?, Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 1, 2010, p6 - 33 Journal Article, 2010

Turner, L. & Wilson, C. , Worry, mood and stop rules in young adolescents: Does the Mood-as-Input theory apply, Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 1, 2010, p34 - 51 Journal Article, 2010

Gifford, S., Reynolds, S. Bell, S., & Wilson, C. , Threat interpretation bias in anxious children and their mothers. , Cognition and Emotion, 22, 2008, p497 - 508 Journal Article, 2008

Hughes, C., Lecce, S., & Wilson, C.E., , "Do you know what I want?" Preschoolers talk about desires, thoughts and feelings in their conversations with sibs and friends, Cognition and Emotion, 21, 2007, p330 - 350 Journal Article, 2007

Wilson, C.E., Gardner, F.E.M., Burton, J., & Leung, S. , Maternal attributions and maternal behaviour - are they linked? , Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 35, 2007, p164 - 178 Journal Article, 2007

Wilson, C, Calam, R, & White, C, A comparison of direct and spontaneous methods for assessing parental cognitions. , British Journal of Clinical Psychology, , 46, 2007, p485 - 489 Journal Article, 2007

Wilson, C.E., & White, C. , The effect of intervention on parental attributions and reported behaviour. , Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 2006, p503 - 507 Journal Article, 2006

Wilson, C.E., Gardner, F.E.M., Burton, J., & Leung, S. , Maternal attributions and young children's behaviour problems; a longitudinal study. , Infant and Child Development,, 15, 2006, p109 - 121 Journal Article, 2006

Gardner, F.E.M., Ward, S., Burton, J., & Wilson, C.E., , he role of mother-child joint play in the early development of children's conduct problems: A longitudinal observational study, Social Development, 12, 2003, p361 - 378 Journal Article, 2003

Forrester, E, Wilson, C. & Salkovskis. P. , The occurrence of intrusive thoughts transforms meaning in ambiguous situations: an experimental study. , Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 2002, p143 - 152 Journal Article, 2002

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hevey, D., Wilson, C., & McCaulely, M., Critical Incident Stress Management in the Irish Fire Service., May, 2016 Report, 2016

Research Expertise


  • Title
    • Effectiveness of therapy for anxiety in young people with
  • Summary
    • This systematic review and meta-analysis explores the effectiveness of existing therapies for young people who have both Autism Spectrum Conditions and clinical levels of anxiety. It also explores possible mediators and moderators of effectiveness.
  • Date From
    • September 2016
  • Date To
    • September 2018
  • Title
    • Bright Horizons child development study
  • Summary
    • The Bright Horizons study aims to provide a two year (corrected age) developmental assessment for babies who were born prematurely.
  • Funding Agency
    • The National Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Date From
    • June 2016
  • Title
    • CBT and EFT for GAD
  • Summary
    • This is a non-inferiority feasibility trial. We are comparing CBT and EFT for adults with Generalised Anxiety Disorder in routine clinical practice.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • December 2017
  • Title
    • Worry and pain in children
  • Summary
    • This is a mixed methods study exploring the beliefs children hold about their worry and their pain.
  • Funding Agency
    • Bath Spa seed funding
  • Date From
    • January 2018
  • Title
    • Teachers talking about mental health
  • Summary
    • This is a qualitative study exploring the factors that increase and decrease confidence in talking to primary aged children about mental health.
  • Date From
    • February 2018


Adolescent Psychology; Aetiology of mental illness; Allied Health Education; Anxiety; At-Risk Children/Youth; Behavioral/Experimental Psychology; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Child Psychology/Development; Childhood and mental health; Children's worry; Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Development/Processes; Continuing Professional Development; Development, prevention and treatment of mental disease or disorder; Developmental and mental disorders; Developmental Psychology; Emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders; Family; Gender Differences; Higher Education; Infants; Mental health promotion; Mental Health Service User Involvement; Phobias



Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 1996 – present

British Psychological Society 1997 – present

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 1999 – present

Psychological Society of Ireland 2014 – Present

Special interest group in Paediatric Psychology September 2017