If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Claire Wilson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 57 Similar Profiles
teacher Social Sciences
disability Social Sciences
cognitive factors Social Sciences
self-efficacy Social Sciences
personality traits Social Sciences
inclusion Social Sciences
teaching practice Social Sciences
personality Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2014 2019

Education professionals’ attitudes towards the inclusion of children with ADHD: the role of knowledge and stigma

Toye, M., Wilson, C. & Wardle, G., 31 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 19, 3, p. 184-196 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sexual Behavior
Reinforcement (Psychology)

The impact of explicit and implicit teacher beliefs on reports of inclusive teaching practices in Scotland

Wilson, C., Woolfson, L. M. & Durkin, K., 27 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Inclusive Education. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

teaching practice
primary school teacher

‘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

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

education statistics
video clip

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