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 Kath Wilkinson

Kath Wilkinson

Research Fellow


 +44 (0) 1392 722052

 South Cloisters 


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

 Office hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


I joined Exeter University in 2016 as a mixed methods researcher to work on research and evaluation projects across child and adult health and social care. These projects focused on evaluating prevention and early interventions for children and parents, working with professionals to build research capacity and translate research into practice using knowledge mobilisation and implementation strategies.

I am currently working on an NIHR-funded Fellowship investigating how community-based interventions can support parents of young children. 

Research projects:


  • (2005) BSc Psychology
  • (2007) MSc Developmental Psychopathology
  • (2010) PgCert Inclusive Education: Policy and Practice
  • (2012) Prince2 Practitioner Project Management

Research group links


Research interests

Prevention and early interventions to support the health and wellbeing of children and parents; Community-delivered interventions; Knowledge Mobilisation; Implementation Science; Service design and evaluation. 

Research projects


Journal articles

Ford TJ, Wilkinson K, Berry V, Fox J (In Press). Could Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy prevent a lifelong recurrent course of depression or anxiety by addressing key mechanisms of vulnerability in adolescents at highest risk?. British Journal of Psychiatry
Wilkinson K, Boyd K, Pearson M, Farrimond H, Lang L, Fleischer D, Poole A, Ralph N, Rappert B (In Press). Making Sense of Evidence: Using Research Training to Promote Organisational Change. Police Practice and Research: an International Journal
Berry V, Mitchell SB, Blower S, Whittaker K, Wilkinson K, McGilloway S, Mason-Jones A, Carr RM, Bywater T (2022). Barriers and facilitators in the delivery of a proportionate universal parenting program model (E-SEE Steps) in community family services. PLOS ONE, 17(6), e0265946-e0265946. Abstract.
Wilkinson K, Day J, Thompson-Coon J, Goodwin V, Liabo K, Coxon G, Cox G, Marriott C, Lang IA (2021). A realist evaluation of a collaborative model to support research co-production in long-term care settings in England: the ExCHANGE protocol. Res Involv Engagem, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Lloyd J, Bjornstad G, Borek A, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fredlund M, McDonald A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Wilkinson K, Mitchell S, et al (2021). Healthy Parent Carers programme: mixed methods process evaluation and refinement of a health promotion intervention. BMJ Open, 11(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Bjornstad G, Cuffe-Fuller B, Ukoumunne OC, Fredlund M, McDonald A, Wilkinson K, Lloyd J, Hawton A, Berry V, Tarrant M, et al (2021). Healthy Parent Carers: feasibility randomised controlled trial of a peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7
Wilkinson K, Gumm R, Hambly H, Logan S, Morris C (2021). Implementation of training to improve communication with disabled children on the ward: a feasibility study. Health Expectations, 24(4), 1433-1442. Abstract.
Wilkinson K, Ball S, Mitchell S, Ukoumunne O, O'Mahen H, Tejerina-Arreal M, Hayes R, Berry V, Petrie I, Ford T, et al (2021). The longitudinal relationship between child emotional disorder and parental mental health in the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health surveys 1999 and 2004. Journal of Affective Disorders, 288, 58-67.
Berry V, Wilkinson K, Farr N, Stimson A (2019). Assessing the Feasibility of a Parent Life Coaching Intervention to Support Parents and Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 34(6), 493-506. Abstract.
Bjornstad G, Wilkinson K, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fitzpatrick K, Borek A, Ukoumunne OC, Hawton A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Lloyd J, et al (2019). Healthy Parent Carers peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children: protocol for a feasibility study using a parallel group randomised controlled trial design. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1). Abstract.
WILKINSON KS, HOUSTON-PRICE C (2012). Once upon a time, there was a pulchritudinous princess. .: the role of word definitions and multiple story contexts in children's learning of difficult vocabulary. Applied Psycholinguistics, 34(3), 591-613. Abstract.


Wilkinson K, Day J, Thompson Coon J, Lang I, Liabo K, Goodwin V, Coxon G, Cox G, Marriott C, Abel C, et al (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of UK care home practitioners.

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Making Sense of Evidence workshops for students, health and social care practitioners, and members of the public. 

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