Job: Lecturer Psychology
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 2078 815
Dr Wilson is a qualitative psychologist who uses discourse analysis to better understand marginalisation and health. She is broadly interested in the training and development of health professionals and applying discourse analysis to address health disparities in local, national and international communities. Her area of expertise is in sexual and reproductive health. To date her research has focused on British men’s engagement in family planning in order to improve maternal health. She has investigated multiple perspectives to further understand how British men’s engagement is influenced by: men themselves, health services, nurse practitioners, training manuals, female partners, male contraceptive methods and seminal constructs.
Her background also includes practical experience providing harm reduction and education to injecting drug users (illicit and/or image and performance enhancing drugs), including individuals with a dual diagnosis and sex workers. This involved delivering training on harm reduction within drug services as well. She has a professional degree from the University of Chicago. During her degree she completed independent research on poverty and marginalisation in India, focusing on both health and family planning within a Muslim slum community. She also gained experience in the non-profit sector in Chicago. Dr Wilson continues to use the principles of social justice and reproductive justice to guide her work.
Centre for Reproduction Research, the Mary Seacole Research Centre and the Institute for Psychological Sciences
Wilson, A. D. (2018). “Put It in Your Shoe It Will Make You Limp”: British Men’s Online Responses to a Male Pill. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 26(3), 247-265.
Wilson, A. D., Fylan, F., & Gough, B. (2018). Marginalisation of men in family planning texts: An analysis of training manuals. Health Education Journal, 77(4), 387-397.
Alan Lo, part-time, 2nd Supervisor
Mental Health Literacy in Urban and Rural Communitites in India: An interdisciplinary approach using applied theatre methodology (MeHeLP), ESRC/AHRC/GCRF, 12/2019-02/2021, £680,000
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