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Chris Wilson

T:
01642 384493
Job title:
Principal Lecturer (Research & Innovation)
E:
christopher.wilson@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
 
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Research institute:
Social Futures Institute
 
 
ORCID:
0000-0002-7155-0662

About Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson
Principal Lecturer (Research & Innovation), School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
T: 01642 384493
E: christopher.wilson@tees.ac.uk
Research institute: Social Futures Institute

Dr. Christopher Wilson obtained his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 2010 where he was awarded a scholarship for doctoral research by the Irish Research Council (IRCHSS). He is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Christopher has taught on a range of modules at Teesside University across all levels of the psychology programme. He is currently the module leader for Psychological Research, Design and Analysis at undergraduate level and also teaches research methods and analysis at Masters and Doctoral level. He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research.

Research interests

Christopher is a researcher within the Social Futures Institute at Teesside University, a member of the Mathematical, Statistical And Computing and Psychotherapy sections of the British Psychological Society and a professional member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.

Christopher's Ph.D. work was on the experimental examination of anxiety processes and emotional regulation strategies from a behavioural perspective with Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as the theoretical foundation.

Current research interests:

- Visual perception and attention
- Attention to and perceptions of risk and related decision making
- Human factors in technology
- Behaviour in online environments
- Exploring the use of virtual environments as an experimental tool for examining cognitive and visual processes

Methodological expertise:
Web based experimental approaches, virtual reality, eyetracking, networking and computational modelling of behaviour.

Christopher has acted as an invited international assessor for the Irish Research Council.

Christopher welcomes applications from prospective PhD students with similar research interests.

Enterprise interests

Christopher consults and provides training on research design and development, data analysis and data intelligence.

Publications

Currently editing a special issue of the journal "Vision" on reflexive attentional shift.


Submission deadline 30th April 2017

Recent publications: 

Oldfield L., Reay J., WILSON C.J., Riby L.M. (2016) Hypothetical Future Orientated Positive Imagery Reduces Feelings of Social Anxiety in a Healthy Population. Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 4 (2), 19-23.

Smethurst, A., WILSON, C.J. & Collins, K. (2015) The Influence of fMRI Lie Detection Evidence on Jury Decision Making Following Post Trial Deliberations. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 11(3), 147-161.

WILSON, C.J. & Soranzo, A. (2015). The use of virtual reality in psychology: A case study in visual perception. Computational and Mathematical Models in Medicine.

Soranzo, A & WILSON, C.J. (2015). Virtual environments in visual perception: applications and challenges. In P. Cipresso & S. Serino (Eds.), Virtual Reality: Technologies, Medical Applications and Challenges. New York: Nova Publications. 

WILSON, C. J., Barnes-Holmes, Y., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2014). The effect of emotion regulation strategies on physiological and self-report measures of anxiety during a stress-inducing academic task. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 14, 1-15. 

WILSON, C.J., Barnes-Holmes, Y. & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2014). How exactly do I “let go”? The potential of using ACT to overcome the relaxation paradox. Sage. 

Soranzo, A. Lougrin, J, & WILSON C. J. (2013) The effects of belongingness on the SLC phenomenon: a VR study. Vision Research. 

Conference Proceedings:

Perrin, D. & WILSON, C.J. (2012) Evolution of cooperation in the iterated prisoner’s dilemma. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Congress of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.

WILSON, C., Barnes-Holmes, D. & Barnes-Holmes, Y. (2006). Psychological Acceptance and Relaxation as Coping Strategies: An Experimental Analysis. The Irish Psychologist. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland.

Selected Conference Presentations:

WILSON, C.J,. Soranzo, A. & Bertimini, M. (2017). Removing perspective from reflexive attentional shift. International Workshop on Reflexive attentional shift. Sheffield, U.K.

Soranzo, A., WILSON, C.J. & Bertimini, M (2016). The role of perceptual factors in the reflexive attentional shift phenomenon. Paper to be presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception. Barcelona, Spain.        

Brewis, C, van Wersch, A, McNamee, A, WILSON, C.J., (2015) Occupational patterning in reconstructing lives following acquired brain injury. University of Bournemouth: Occupational Science Europe Conference.

Brewis, C, van Wersch, A, McNamee, A, WILSON, C.J., (2015) Using photographs of everyday life with brain injury to produce narratives. Brighton: 4th International Visual Methods Conference.

Brewis, C, van Wersch, A, McNamee, A, WILSON, C.J., (2014) Photo-elicitation as a tool to enhance gathering narratives from people with brain injury. University of Huddersfield: Troubling Narratives; Identity Matters Conference.

WILSON, C.J. & Barnes-Holmes, Y. (2014). Derived transformation of functions through hierarchical relational networks: Bi-directional or Uni-directional process? Presented at ACBS World Conference, Minneapolis, USA.

WILSON, C.J. & Soranzo, A. (2014). Student experience and effectiveness of semi-automated, personalized feedback. Poster accepted at SHU Learning & Teaching Conference, UK.

WILSON, C.J. & Perrin, D. (2012). Evolution of cooperation in the iterated prisoner’s dilemma. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Congress of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science., Dublin, Ireland.

Perrin, D. & WILSON, C. (2010). Prisoner’s Dilemma: Worthwhile Punishment? Poster accepted at the European Conference on Complex Systems, Lisbon, Portugal.

WILSON, C., Barnes-Holmes, Y. & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2008). The Role of Psychological Acceptance and Control-Based Strategies in Relaxation. Paper accepted at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral Analysis, Chicago, U.S.A.

WILSON, C., Barnes-Holmes, Y. & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2007). Measuring Psychological Acceptance and Relaxation as Coping Strategies for Academic Task Anxiety. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Kerry, Ireland.

WILSON, C., Barnes-Holmes, Y. & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2006). Comparison of Relaxation- and Acceptance- Based interventions as Coping Strategies for Task Anxiety. Presented at Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral Analysis, Atlanta, U.S.A.

WILSON, C., Barnes-Holmes, D. & Barnes-Holmes, Y. (2006). Psychological Acceptance and Relaxation as Coping Strategies: An Experimental Analysis. Paper presented at 28th Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland.

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In the news

  • EU Referenum
    BBC Radio Tees, 13/06/2016
    Chris Wilson talks about decision making in relation to the European Referendum.


  • Decision making and the EU referendum
    BBC Tees, 13/06/2016
    Dr Christopher Wilson contributes to a discussion about the EU referendum.


  • Virtual reality could soon be available on prescription
    The Spectator, online, 06/04/2016
    Christopher Wilson, a behavioural psychologist at Teesside University, comments on research about virtual reality being an effective way to treat a range of mental illnesses.