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Teaching

Dean is module leader for the final year research methods module in the IoP.  He contributes to the research methods training on the policing provision within the institute.  Dean has previously developed and taught on forensic psychology programs and co-authored a text on Forensic Psychology.

Research

As an applied psychologist, Dean is especially interested in exploring and understanding issues in the various domains of the Criminal Justice System.  Primarily, Dean’s research has focussed on the evaluation of alternative programs.  He has published on the usefulness of arts-based prison activities with specific types and groups of individuals in prison.  He has recently published on the ageing prison population and is currently investigating the increase in older individuals in the Criminal Justice System.

Dean is also interested in Psychological characteristics and their connection with crime-based reasoning.  Previously, he has explored the complex link between clinical and subclinical characteristics, such as Schizotypy and delusional ideation, and the connection to cognitive processes in criminal scenarios or situations.

Dean has explored sexual minority’s experiences of victmisation and more importantly the impact that this has on their fear of crime and overall quality of life.  

Published Work

Latest publications available via Google Scholar.

Peer reviewed:

Wilkinson, D.J. & Caulfield, L.S. (2020). A systematic review of the characteristics and needs of older prisoners. Journal of Criminal Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-06-2020-0023

Wilkinson, D.J. & Johnson, A. (2020). A systematic review of qualitative studies capturing the subjective experiences of Gay and Lesbian individuals of faith or religious affiliation.  Journal of Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 23, 80-95https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2020.1724919

Wilkinson, D.J., & Caulfield, L. S. (2017). Delusional ideation, cognitive processes and crime-based reasoning. Europe's Journal of Psychology13, 503. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v13i3.1181

*Cousens, J., Mahoney, B., & 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, 8, 947. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00947

Wilkinson, D.J. & 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. https//doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v13i1.1207

Wilkinson, D.J. & 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), 41-48

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 Rehabilitation55(6), 396-418. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2016.1194943

Wilkinson, D.J., Caulfield, L.S., & Jones, T. (2014). Investigating Schizotypy and Crime Based Reasoning with Qualitative Methods. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice53(2), 158-172https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12059

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, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2012.714765

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 and Book chapters:

Caulfield, L.S., & Wilkinson, D.J. (2014). Psychology express: Forensic Psychology. Harlow: Pearson.

Wilkinson, D.J. (2014). Personality Disorder, in, Jones, T. and Tyson, P. Psychology Express: Clinical Psychology. Harlow: Pearson.

 

Other research contributions:

Wilkinson, D.J. (2015).  Good vibrations: health and wellbeing of Older prisoners. Report to Good Vibrations.

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.

 

 

INVITED CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIA CONTRIBUTIONS & RESEARCH SEMINARS

2018:     International Conference on Psychology, Counselling & Education, Manilla (Philippines): Exploring the benefits of an innovative arts-based rehabilitation intervention for the health and wellbeing of an ageing offender. (Invited Keynote Speaker)
 

2017:     DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK: Victimisation and the impact of crime and fear and crime on quality of life: the role of sexual orientation and gender (Invited Research Seminar; with co-authors B Mahoney & L Scurlock-Evans).

 

Conferences:

Mahoney, B., & Wilkinson, D.J. Victimisation and the perceived effect of crime and fear of crime on quality of life: the role of gender and sexuality Centre for Victimisation Prevention Annual Conference, Worcester, June 2018 (oral).

Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L., & Wilkinson, D.J. 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, December 2015 (oral)

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

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

Wilkinson, D.J., Peel, L., & Jones, T. DEEP “Over the Rainbow” project proposal: LGBT Dementia Group & Intergenerational Support Project. Aging Research Forum, Keele Univeristy, May 2014 (poster).

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

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

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, May 2011 (poster).

Wilkinson, D.J., Caulfield, L.S. & Jones, T. "Thinking about crime": Assessing the reasoning ability of individuals with Schizotypal tendencies on a crime-based reasoning task. 10th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Vancouver (Canada), May 2010 (oral).  

Jones, T., Wilson, D., Caulfield, L., & Wilkinson, D.J. When thinking leads to doing: Sexual fantasies, the Internet and Offending. 10th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Vancouver (Canada), May 2010 (oral).  

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

PGCert in Higher Education

PhD (Psychology)

Postgraduate Diploma (with endorsement), Psychology (Dip Psych Open; with GBC)

BA (1st Class Hons) Psychology and Sociology