About

Dr. Marion Wilson

Dr. Marion Wilson completed her Graduate Diploma and MA in Counselling, and Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision, at York St John University. In 2017 she undertook six months’ research in a Category C prison to better understand the bereavement experiences of male prisoners. Marion is currently employed by Cruse Bereavement Support, managing the Grief Inside project. This MoJ-funded project aims to provide a range of bereavement support services across seven prisons, comprising Category B, C and D male establishments, as well as female open and closed prisons. The project is being evaluated by a team from the University of York St John and the University of Lincoln.

Papers published:

Wilson M, Johnston H & Walker L (2020) ‘It was like an animal in pain’: Institutional thoughtlessness and experiences of bereavement in prison. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 1-21.

Wilson M (2011) Exploring the efficacy of a bereavement support group for male, category C prisoners: a pilot study. Bereavement Care, 30(3): 10-16.

Wilson M (2010) ‘This is not just about death — it’s about how we deal with the rest of our lives’: Coping with bereavement in prison. Prison Service Journal, 190: 10-16.

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