Graeme Wilson arrived at the University in August 2005 through an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, to develop and disseminate his PhD research on separated fathers' perceptions of their role as non-resident co-parents. This study, which employed Personal Construct Theory and methods, was undertaken at the University of Glasgow's Psychology Department, and was commissioned by the Scottish Executive's Central Research Unit. At the former Newcastle Centre for Family Studies he worked on evaluations for the UK government and Children's Panel of pilot services for troubled families and young people in care, including budget holding lead professional and restorative justice initiatives. At IHS he has carried out a qualitative study of older people's alcohol use and a survey of GP's attitudes to identifying and treating hazardous or harmfu alcohol use in patients, and managed pilot RCTs of brief interventions to reduce excessive alcohol consumption in primary care patients with co-morbidities and in pregnant women. Previous work has included evaluations of addictions services and information meetings for separating parents, as well as collaborative research with Prof Raymond MacDonald of Edinburgh University on the psychology of improvisation. He is an adviser on Qualitative Research for the NIHR North East Research Design Service.
BA (Hons) English & Politics
Newcastle Centre for Family Studies, Newcastle University
Department of Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University
Centre for Social Marketing, University of Strathclyde
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow
Scottish Centre for Infection, Glasgow
Supervision of PhD student Douglas Lonie at MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow (with Professor Patrick West). "Music, Identity and Health across the Youth-Adult Transition"
Editorial Board Member for the journals Family Relations, published on behalf of the National Council on Family Relations, USA and Psychology of Music, published on behalf of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research.