Miss Mary Wilson

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)


Mary is the Research Assistant on the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE), working within the Complexity programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Unit at the University of Glasgow. The SHINE network aims to support schools in addressing their health and wellbeing needs, with a focus on mental health, by using a data-driven, systems-level approach to health improvement. Mary is working on a DATAMIND funded project aiming to improve the accessibility of mental health data for use by the school community. 

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc in Psychology (with distinction) and has previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Exeter examining community-based interventions for youth loneliness. Mary has several years' experience working in school and social care settings. Alongside this research assistant position, she is working towards a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy.

Research interests

  • Adolescent and young adult mental health
  • Community and School-based interventions for youth mental health 
  • Loneliness interventions 
  • Qualitative research with young people