Associate Professor Christine Brown Wilson

Honorary Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Professor Christine Brown Wilson is a Registered Nurse with an international research profile in Ageing and Dementia focusing on translating research into residential aged care and family caregiving in the community. Christine's methodological expertise lies in qualitative methodologies including working collaboratively with older people, including people with dementia, their families and staff to improve practice. She has established links with industry and service user organisations in the UK enabling older people, family caregivers and staff to be active participants in the research process. Christine is currently working with interdisicplinary research teams in Australia , UK and Europe. Christine is passionate about translating research into practice and works with collaeagues across the Higher Education sector and in practice to achieve this. Her current work is focussing on the development of educational, online resources to support staff in residential care with sexuality and intimacy and promotiong effective end of life care involving family caregivers. Christine supports organisations and teams in changing practice through quality improvement workshops and developing relationship centered services in dementia care both in the UK and Singapore. Through this process, Christine has developed relationship based strategies that can be embedded at all levels of an organisation including a facilitated model of practice development that supports staff in identifying practical strategies to implement person centred care.

Christine is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She is also a founding member of the UK based National Care Homes Research and Development Forum. She has over 50 research outputs in peer reviewed journals, books and book chapters with 250 scopus citations on 19 of these. Christine has been invited to give workshop presentations in the UK, North America and Australia and invited keynotes in Singapore. She is a journal reviewer for both national and international journals and is a grant reviewer for a number of international granting schemes. Christine is an Asscoiate Editor for Health and Social Care in the Community, an international, interdiscipinary journal.

Research Interests

  • Dementia
    Application of relational models of care and family caregiving
  • Health care technology
    Focusing on early illness/ falls detection
  • Residential Aged Care
    Implementation of relational approaches to care; older people’s understanding of sexuality and intimate relationships in care homes; understanding how older people conceptualize depression in residential aged care
  • Social relationships
    Exploring how social connection can support family caregivers and people with dementia in remaining in the community

Research Impacts

Christine has undertaken consultancy in the UK and Singapore in promting an organisational approach to person centred dementia care. Christine's relational model embeds into everyday working so that staff can implement principles of person centred care into their usual routines whilst still involving older people and family caregivers in the decisions being made. This model has been successfully implemented in residential aged care as well as acute environments.

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kent
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This project provides an opportunity to develop an intervention that focuses on the relationships between family caregivers and people with dementia living in the community. The intervention will build on the results of a survey of family caregivers and professionals supporting them to ensure the intervention meets the needs of everyone in the relationship. The intervention will promote self efficacy of family caregivers and be able to be delivered by a range of different professionals.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Stanmore, E. and Brown Wilson, C. (2015). Caring for the Older Person. In Dianne Burns (Ed.), Foundations of Adult Nursing (pp. 361-394) London, United Kingdom: Sage.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project provides an opportunity to develop an intervention that focuses on the relationships between family caregivers and people with dementia living in the community. The intervention will build on the results of a survey of family caregivers and professionals supporting them to ensure the intervention meets the needs of everyone in the relationship. The intervention will promote self efficacy of family caregivers and be able to be delivered by a range of different professionals.