Dr Jon Wilson: Psychiatrist / Research Director

Dr Jon Wilson, Consultant Psychiatrist I work in all areas of research but major in youth mental health interventions. I love the opportunity to look at what does or doesn’t work, implement changes and use these to shape services.

I teach communication skills and finals examinations at Norwich medical school. I am also a professor and director of medical education St George's University Grenada and a CASC examiner for the Royal College membership exams.


“Low-intensity sleep intervention in a youth mental health service: a case series analysis” Rollinson, R. et al. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy August 2020 DOI:10.1017/S135246582000051X

“A Randomised controlled trial of Energetic Activity for Depression in Young people (READY): A multi-site feasibility trial protocol” Howlett, N. et al Trials Submitted June 2020

“Foregrounding the perspectives of mental health service users during the COVID-19 pandemic” Zeilig, H. et al Mental Health and Social Inclusion July 2020

“Delivering mental health support within schools and colleges – a thematic synthesis of barriers and facilitators of indicated psychological interventions for adolescents” Gee, B. Wilson, J et al Child and Adolescent Mental Health April 2020 http://dx.doi.org/10.111/camh.12381

“Effectiveness of indicated school-based interventions for adolescent depression and anxiety: a meta-analytic review” Gee, B et al. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (accepted Jan 2020) doi:10.1111/jcpp.13209

“Medical Training Initiative (MTI) Fellowship – a personal Reflection Abdullahi, H. Wilson, J. BJPsych International Jan 2020 doi:10.1192/bji.2019.38

“Service User experience of the Norfolk Youth Service” Heavens, D. et al. Mental Health Review Journal (Accepted Jan 2020)

“Perspectives on ICD-11 to understand and improve mental health diagnosis using expert by experience (INCLUDE Study): an international qualitative study”. Hackmann, C. et al. Lancet Psychiatry July 2019


“Evaluation of a non-diagnostic “psychology of emotions” group intervention within a UK youth IAPT service: a mixed-methods approach” Howells, L., Rose, A., Gee, B., Clarke, T., Carroll, B., Harbrow, S., Oliver, C., Wilson, J. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (2019) , 1-13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465819000407 June 2019

“Collaborative diagnosis between clinician and patient: why to do it and what to consider?” Hackman, C., Wilson, J et al. BJPsych Advances Vol 24 issue 4 July 2019 p 214-222.

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2019.6 (RCPsych “article of the month June 2019)

“Mapping of modifiable barriers of medication adherence in bipolar disorder to the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF): A systematic review protocol” Prajapati, A. et al. BMJ Open 2019;9:e026980. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026980

“Second Generation Antipsychotic Long Acting Injections In Bipolar Disorder: Systematic review & meta-analysis” Prajapati, A. Wilson, J et al Bipolar Disorders December 2018

“The impact of implementing a youth mental health service on access to secondary mental health care for young people aged 14-25” Maxwell et al, BJPsych Bulletin. Sept 2018 https://doi.org/10.1192/bjb.2018.70

"Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of One Session Treatment (OST) vs. Multi-session Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Specific Phobias in Children: Protocol for a Non-inferiority Randomised Controlled Trial" Wright, B et al BMJ Open. July 2018

“Round the Corner; a commentary on Communication Skills training for mental health professional working with people with severe mental illness”. Invited manuscript submitted for peer review, BJPsych Advances April 2018 

“Clinician-rated and self-reported psychotic-like experiences in individuals accessing a specialist Youth Mental Health Service” Hodgekins, J et al. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. Feb 2018. DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12178

“Participation in developing youth mental health services: “Cinderella service” to service re-design” Collins et al. J Public Mental Health. Vol. 16 Issue: 4, pp.159-168, Dec 2017  https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-04-2017-0016

“Feminist approaches to Anorexia Nervosa: a qualitative study of a treatment group” Holmes et al. Journal of Eating Disorders (Nov 2017) 5:36 DOI 10.1186/s40337-017-0166-y  http://rdcu.be/ypfP

“Creating an innovative youth mental health service in the United Kingdom: The Norfolk Youth Service” – Wilson et al. Early Intervention in Psychiatry Aug 2017 DOI:10.1111/eip.12452

"Protocol for a qualitative study exploring perspectives on the INternational CLassification of Diseases (11th revision); Using lived experience to improve mental health Diagnosis in NHS England: INCLUDE Study" Hackmann, C. et al. BMJ OPEN July 2017 bmjopen-2017-018388.R1

“Prevention and treatment of long-term social disability amongst young people with emerging severe mental illness with social recovery therapy (the PRODIGY Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial” Fowler, D. et al Trials July 2017. 18:315 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-2062-9

“Pathways to care of young people accessing a pilot specialist youth mental health service in Norfolk, United Kingdom” Hodgekins, J. et al Early Intervention in Psychiatry April 2016

“Efficacy and safety of second generation antipsychotic long acting injections (SGA LAIs) in maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis” Prajapati, A. Wilson, J. Maidment, I. BMJ OPEN, Oct 2015 BMJopen-2015-010237

“Youth Mental Health: New Economic Evidence” Knapp, M et al Personal Social Services Research Unit Jan 2016 www.pssru.ac.uk/archive/pdf/5160.pdf

Evaluating an early intervention in psychosis service for 'high risk' adolescents: Symptomatic and social recovery outcomes – Lower, R, Wilson, J et al. Early Intervention in Psychosis, Volume 9, Issue3, 260-267 (2015)

Prevention of long term social disability amongst young people with emerging signs of severe mental illness: A randomized control trial of social recovery cognitive behaviour therapy for young people with emerging severe mental illness – Fowler, DG et al Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 7, 2, 63-71 (2010)

Young people’s view of UK mental health services – Plaistow et al, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2013

Computerised therapy for depression with clinician vs. Assistant and brief vs. Extended phone support: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Lina Gega Dr, Louise Swift Dr, Gary Barton Dr, Gillian Todd Dr, Nesta Reeve Ms, Kelly Bird Ms, Richard Holland Prof, Amanda Howe Prof, Jon Wilson Dr and Jo Molle Ms. Trials, 13:151   (27 Aug 2012)

Predictors of Violence in Mental Illness: The Role of Substance Abuse and Associated Factors – Thomson, L. Wilson, J. Robinson, L. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 20, Issue 6 December 2009, pages 919 - 927

“Starting out in psychodynamic psychotherapy”, Wilson, J. Psychiatric Bulletin (Feb 2000) Vol 25, 72-74

“Assertive outreach could be cost effective”, Wilson, J. Gardner, J. Correspondence, British Journal of Psychiatry, Dec 2000


Acknowledged in:

“A three-arm feasibility randomised controlled trial comparing antipsychotic medication to psychological intervention to a combined treatment in adolescents with first episode psychosis: The Managing Adolescent first episode Psychosis Study (MAPS). Morrison, A. P. et al. Lancet Psychiatry June 2020 (TSC Chair)

“A design-led approach to early-stage innovation centred on making for youth mental health. The benefits a making-led participatory co-design can bring to two fields where its use is rare” early-stage innovation and mental health” Bell, N. She Ji: The journal of design, economics and innovation. May 2018 https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2405-8726(17)30013-8

“The role of sociocultural perspectives in eating disorder treatment: A study of health professionals” Holmes, S. Health, p1-17, June 2017

“Future in Mind: promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing” DoH / NHS England. 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/414024/Childrens_Mental_Health.pdf

“Comparative evaluation of quetiapine plus lamotrigine combination versus quetiapine monotherapy (and folic acid versus placebo) in bipolar depression (CEQUEL): a 2 × 2 factorial randomized trial”. Geddes, J et al Vol 3 no. 1, p31-39 Jan 2016 (Study team member)


Chapter in:

“Clinical Communication in Medicine”, Brown, J, Noble, L, Papageoriou, A, Kidd, J, UK Council of Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education. 2016

“Communication Skills in Mental Health Care”, Ed Coll, X. Papageoriou, A. Stanley, A. Tarbuck, A.  Radcliffe Publishing. 2012

CBT for Schizophrenia, “CBT to address and prevent social disability in Early and Emerging psychosis”, D. Fowler et al, Wiley-Blackwell. 2013

“Patient Management Problems in Psychiatry”, Ed. A. Michael, Pub. Science Press, London. 2000

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