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Dr Dean J. Wilkinson

Program Lead MSc Applied Psychology & Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: d.wilkinson@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 54 2598

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Dip Psych (Open) Psychology

PhD Psychology

PGCert

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching:

• Cognitive Psychology

• Criminal and Forensic Psychology

• Clinical Psychology

 

Research:

• Decision Making

• Schizotypy and Delusional Ideation

• Evaluations of arts-based prison projects

• Victimisation and sexual orientation

 

Dean currently supervises PhD’s in the following area:

• Clinical decision making

• Sexual orientation

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol)

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology (BPS)

Associate of The Higher Education Academy (BPS)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

 

Publications

Publications

For full publications see Google Scholar Profile

Wilkinson, D.J. and Jones, T. (2017). An exploration of 'scaffolded' and 'experiential' learning environment's impact upon students' experiences of a challenging level 6 topic in forensic psychology: MAPPA. Psychology teaching review, 23 (1),

Cousens, J., Mahoney, B., and Wilkinson, D.J. (2017). “It’s just more acceptable to be white or mixed race and gay than black and gay”: The Perceptions and Experiences of Homophobia in St. Lucia. New Frontiers in Psychology

Wilkinson, D.J., & Caulfield, L. S. (2017). Delusional ideation, cognitive processes and crime based reasoning. Europe's Journal of Psychology.

Wilkinson, D.J. and Caulfield, L.S. (2017). The perceived benefits of an arts project for health and wellbeing of Older Offenders. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 13(1), 16.

Caulfield, L. S., Wilkinson, D. J., & Wilson, D. (2016). Exploring alternative terrain in the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders: Findings from a prison-based music project. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55(6), 396-418.

Wilkinson, D.J., Caulfield, L.S., and Jones, T. (2014). Investigating Schizotypy and Crime Based Reasoning with Qualitative Methods. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 53(2), 158-172

Jones, T., Upton, P. & Wilkinson, D.J. (2013). The value paradox – inducting undergraduate university students in a time of austerity. Psychology Teaching Review, 19(1), 3-8.

Henley, J., Caulfield, L.S., Wilson, D., & Wilkinson, D.J. (2012). Good Vibrations: Positive change through social music-making. Music Education Research, 14(4), 1-22.

Jones, T., Caulfield, L., Wilkinson, D.J. & Weller, L. (2011). The relationship between non-clinical Schizotypy and handedness on divergent and convergent creative problem solving tasks. Creativity Research Journal, 23(3), 1-7.

Wilkinson, D.J., Jones, T., Caulfield, L. & Wilson, D. (2011). Time to reason about crime. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51(3), 1-11.

Wilkinson, D.J. (2009). Experience of Teaching Psychology, Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology Newsletter, May 2009, British Psychological Society.

Books

Caulfield, L.S., & Wilkinson, D.J. (2014). Psychology Express: Forensic Psychology. Pearson Education: London.

Wilkinson, D.J. (2014). Personality Disorders, in., Jones, T. & Tyson, P. (2014). Psychology Express: Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Person Education: London

Grant Reports

 

Wilkinson, D.J. (2016). Good Vibrations: health and wellbeing of older prisoners. Report for Fire Bird Charity.

Caulfield, L.S., & Wilkinson, D.J. (2011). An evaluation of Talent 4… Vocational self-determination for offenders. Grant report to Rideout.

Caulfield, L.S., Wilson, D., & Wilkinson, D.J. (2009). Continuing positive change: An analysis of the long-term and wider impact of the Good Vibrations Project. Grant Report to Good Vibrations.

Conference Presentations

Mahoney, B., Wilkinson, D. J. and Scurlock-Evans, L., (2016). Victimisation and the impact of crime and fear of crime on quality of life: the role of sexual orientation and gender. Research Seminar, DE Montfort University, Leicester.

Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L., and Wilkinson, D. J. (2015). Victimisation and the impact of crime and fear of crime on quality of life: the role of sexual orientation and gender. Crime Survey Users Conference, London

Smith, J., Wilkinson, D.J. & Unwin, P. (2014). The transferability of resources between psychological sciences, social work and domestic violence: a scoping study. University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Worcester, Worcester.

Wilkinson, D.J. & Caulfield, L.S. (2013). ‘Good Vibrations’ Gamelan Music Project:
Older Offenders. Good Vibrations Show case conference. London.

Wilkinson, D.J., Caulfield, L.S., & Jones, T. (2011). Schizotypal Thinking. European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Wilkinson, D.J., Caulfield, L.S. & Jones, T. (May 2010). "Thinking about crime": Assessing the reasoning ability of individuals with Schizotypal tendencies on a crime based reasoning task. Paper to be presented at the 10th annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Jones, T., Wilson, D., Caulfield, L., & Wilkinson, D.J. (2010). When thinking leads to doing: Sexual fantasies, the Internet and Offending. 10th International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference (Mental Health & Forensic Practice Across the Lifespan: Prevention and Promotion), Vancouver, Canada, May 25-27.

Caulfield, L.S., Wilkinson, D.J., & Jones, T. (May 2010). Taking account of female offenders' mental health and emotional problems. Paper presented at the 10th annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Wilkinson, D.J., Jones, T., Caulfield, L., & Wilson, D. (2009). Time to reason about crime: Assessing the reasoning ability of individuals with Schizotypal tendencies. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, April 1-3

Wilkinson, D.J., Jones, T., Caulfield, L.S., & Wilson, D. (June 2009). An investigation of the impact that schizotypal personality traits have on the way individual’s reason about crime. Poster presented at the Birmingham City University ‘RESCON09’, Birmingham, UK.

Wilkinson, D.J., Jones, T., Caulfield, L., & Wilson, D. (2008). Time to reason about crime - Assessing the reasoning ability of individuals with Schizotypy personality disorder. PsyPag Conference, Manchester, UK, July 30.

Poster presentations

Peel, E., Wilkinson, D.J & McDaid, S. (2015) Dementia and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people: An exploratory project. BPS West Midlands Branch Conference, 7 September, Coventry University.

Wilkinson, D.J., Peel, L., & Jones, T. (2014). “Over the rainbow” – The challenges and opportunities of establishing a LGBT dementia group and integration support project. Ageing Research Forum, Keele University, Keele.

Jones, T., Wilkinson, D.J. & Caulfield, L. (2011). Investigating Reasoning Biases in Adults with Schizotypy. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, May 4-6.

Jones, T., Caulfield, L., Wilkinson, D.J. & Wilson, D. (2011). Fantasy or Reality? The role of the Internet in creating, normalising and reinforcing sexual fantasies. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, May 4-6.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Advisor:

External Panel member for Course Validations:

Coventry University (2017) franchise course BSc Psychology and MSc Business Psychology - Mauritius

Coventry University (2017) franchise course BSc Psychology and MSc Applied Psychology – Singapore

Cardiff Metropolitan (2014) franchise BSc Psychology course validation

Truro & Penwith College (2013) BSc Psychological Sciences course validation

 

Book Reviews:

Sage Publications