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Marion Wilson
Research Associate



Marion was awarded a PhD scholarship in 2014 by Hull University to better understand male prisoners’ experiences of bereavement.  Following her studies, she undertook a range of roles situated within the country’s largest bereavement charity.  Marion co-wrote a successful funding bid to pilot a tiered framework of bereavement support across eight prisons (male Category B, C and D, female open and closed).  This was obtained through the MoJ/HMPPS Innovation fund.  Marion managed the project, which included one-to-one and group support, psychoeducational sessions, and developing and setting up bereavement peer support.  


  • PhD in Social Policy, University of Hull
  • MA in Counselling, York St John University
  • PG Cert in Counselling Supervision, York St John University
  • Cert Ed, University of Huddersfield



Marion has research interests in prisoners’ stressors and associated means of coping, the impact of peer support, group support and bereavement.


As a Research Associate on the Addressing Mental Health in Custody: a Brief Learning Environment (AMICABLE) project, Marion is involved in undertaking qualitative research across four prison sites.  The project has been set up to develop and evaluate a peer-led problem support mentor scheme, which sits within the Forensic Mental Health research theme.

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Dr Marion Wilson
Research Associate

Tel: +44(0) 1904 325616