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Overview

My research interests lie predominantly within the field of social and educational psychology. I am interested in applying psychological theories most commonly applied in social psychology to educational problems. I have examined attitudinal and social cognitive predictors of behaviour, automaticity of behaviour, behaviour change interventions and have used cognitive tests to assess psychological constructs across a range of contexts including teachers’ inclusive behaviours for children with disabilities, bullying in schools and parent-child interactions. 

Current research activities

I am collaborating on a number of projects examining teacher beliefs towards inclusion with colleagues both internal and external to UWS. I am also working collaboratively on projects examining online behaviours.

 

Desired research direction

I aim to build on my current research findings relating to teachers' roles in the success of inclusive education. To do this I aim to;

1) Develop a cost effective intervention targeting beliefs to enhance teachers’ confidence and positive attitudes towards inclusion.

2) Further examine teachers’ unconscious biases. My study was the first of its kind and I am eager to build on these findings to provide more of an understanding of teachers’ implicit beliefs and the impact of these in the classroom.

I aim to apply for a New Investigator Grant funded by the ESRC to do this. Education Scotland are keen to collaborate on this appplication.

In addition to this, I aim to collaborate with colleagues to further research risky texting behaviours given the lack of UK research in this area and thus the potential for high impact publications.

 

Target collaborative organisations

Education Scotland

British Psychological Society Education Section

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Research Output 2014 2019

‘Congratulations, Dr!’: surviving and thriving in your viva

Aquino, M. R. J. R. & Wilson, C., 21 Jan 2019, A Guide for Psychology Postgraduates: Surviving Postgraduate Study. Walton, H., Aquino, M. R. J. R., Talbot, C. V. & Melia, C. (eds.). 2nd ed. The British Psychological Society, p. 76-80 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
experience
confidence
examination
learning
student

Academic skills for psychology: a pre-entry course

Hendry, G., Brodie, Z., Wilson, C., Flynn, R. & McKechnie, J., 6 Jun 2018, p. 18-19. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

psychology
university
student
education statistics
video clip
ADHD
inclusion
education
psychologist
school
self-efficacy
school climate
Teaching
teacher
school

Risky texting behaviour: motivators and consequences

Wilson, C., Brodie, Z. & Scott, G. G., 31 Aug 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation

Inclusion and ASD: Perceived Barriers in the Classroom

Carrie Ballantyne (Speaker), Claire Wilson (Speaker), Karri Gillespie-Smith (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation