Dr. Neil Wilson

Research Associate, Research Support Team

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB406

+44 (0) 1772 89 3722


Subject Areas: Psychology, Health

Neil is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing where he works on various health related research projects.

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Neil works on the Research Support Team in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing where he has worked on numerous projects, often working closely with NHS Trusts and other external organisations in conducting research and evaluation projects. Since joining UCLan Neil has worked on projects including an investigation of how young people with long term conditions experience transition services in health care, an evaluation of a school nurse text messaging service, and an exploration of a self-monitoring intervention for atrial fibrillation patients. Neil has experience in qualitative methods, having conducted numerous interviews and focus groups with a range of participants. He also has experience in quantitative and experimental research methods having completed a PhD in experimental social psychology. Neil comes from a Social Psychology background where his research focused on social and group identity and in particular its impacts on prosocial behaviour and violence intervention.

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Lancaster University, 2011
  • M.Sc. Social Psychology, Lancaster University, 2007
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, Lancaster University, 2005


Roddam, H., Rog, D., Janssen, J., Wilson, N., Cross, L., Olajide, O. and Dey, P. (2019) Inequalities in access to health and social care among adults with multiple sclerosis: A scoping review of the literature. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 28, pp. 290-304. ISSN 2211-0348

Morton, T.A., Wilson, N., Haslam, C., Birney, M., Kingston, R., & McCloskey, L. (2016). Activating and Guiding the Engagement of Seniors with online social networking: Experimental findings from the AGES 2.0 project. Journal of Aging and Health, 30 (1), 27-51

Gleibs, I.H., Wilson, N., Reddy, G., Catmur, C. (2016). Group Dynamics in Automatic Imitation. PLoS ONE, 11(9)

Levine, M., & Wilson, N.A. (2016). Bystanders and Emergencies:  Why Understanding Group Processes is Key to Promoting Prosocial Behavior. In Miller A. G. (Ed.), The social psychology of good and evil (2nd ed., pp. 345-366). New York, NY: The Guilford Press