Researching the emotional and psychological well-being of young people



John Schofield, Callum Scott, Penny Spikins & Barry Wright (2020) Autism Spectrum Condition and the Built Environment: New Perspectives on Place Attachment and Cultural Heritage, The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17567505.2020.1699638


Wright, B., Mon-Williams, M., Kelly. B., Williams, S., Sims. D., Mushtaq, F., Wright, J. (2019). Investigating the association between early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) scores and subsequent diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder: a retrospective study of linked healthcare and education data (In press)

Kelly, B., Williams, S., Collins, S., Mushtaq, F., Mon-Williams, M., Wright, B., Mason, D. and Wright, J. (2019). The association between socioeconomic status and autism diagnosis in the United Kingdom for children aged 5–8 years of age: Findings from the Born in Bradford cohort. Autism, 23(1), pp.131-140.   

Spikins, P., Needham, A., Wright, B., Dytham, C., Gatta, M., Hitchens, G. (2019). Living to fight another day: The ecological and evolutionary significance of Neanderthal healthcare. Quaternary Science Reviews, 217, 98-118.                                                               

Varley D,. Wright B,. Cooper C,. Marshall D,. Biggs K,. Ali S,. Chater T,. Coates E,. Gilbody S,. Gomez de la Cuesta G,. Kingsley E,. Le Couteur A,. McKelvey A,. Shepard N,. Teare D. (2019).  Investigating Social Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in LEGO-based therapy clubs in school environments (I-SOCIALISE):  Study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(5), 1 - 9.                                                                                                                    

Young, A., Ferguson-Coleman, E., Wright, B., Le Couteur, A. (2019). Parental Conceptualizations of Autism and Deafness in British Deaf Children. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 24(3), 280-288.                                                                                       

Wright, B., Mynett J. (2019). Training medical students to manage difficult circumstances - a curriculum for resilience and resourcefulness. BMC Medical Education - 19:280-288.                                                                     

Kirby, N., Wright, B., Allgar, V. (2019). Child mental health and resilience in the context of socioeconomic disadvantage: results from Born in Bradford cohort study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Ackroyd, V., Wright, B. (2018). Working with British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters: lessons from child and adolescent mental health services in the UK. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 11(3), 195-204.                                                       

Spikins, P., Needham, A., Wright, B. J. D., Dytham, C., Hitchens, G. E. (2018, September). Healthcare provisioning in evolutionary context. In 8th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Evolution. York.                                                           

Spikins, P., Scott, C., Wright, B. J. D. (2018). How Do We Explain ‛Autistic Traits’ in European Upper Palaeolithic Art? Open Archaeology, 4(1), 263-279.                                                                                                                                                        

Spikins, P., Wright, B., Scott, C. (2018). Autism spectrum conditions affect preferences in valued personal possessions. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 12(2), 99.                                                                                                                                                  

Wright, B. J. D., Collingridge-Moore, D., Smith, J., Richardson, T. (2018). The Use of Audiological Classification Systems. International Journal on Mental Health and Deafness, 4(1), 59-64.                                                                                                                

Wright, B.D., Cooper, C., Scott, A.J., Tindall, L., Ali, S., Bee, P., Biggs, K., Breckman, T., Davis Iii, TE., Gega, L., Hargate, RJ., Lee, E., Lovell, K., Marshall, D., McMillan, D., Teare, MD., Wilson, J. (2018). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of one-session treatment (OST) versus multisession cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for specific phobias in children: protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial, BMJ Open,  8 (8)  e025031.     


Aldridge, J., Shimmon, K., Miller, M., Fraser, L. K., Wright, B. (2017). ‘I can’t tell my child they are dying’. Helping parents have conversations with their child. Archives of Disease in Childhood-Education and Practice, 102(4), 182-187.                                                              

Brenman, N. F., Hiddinga, A., Wright, B. (2017). Intersecting cultures in deaf mental health: An ethnographic study of NHS professionals diagnosing autism in D/deaf children. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 41(3), 431-452.                                                                 

Patterson, F., Cousans, F., Edwards, H., Rosselli, A., Nicholson, S., Wright, B. (2017). The predictive validity of a text-based situational judgment test in undergraduate medical and dental school admissions. Academic Medicine, 92(9), 1250-1253. 

Spikins, P., Wright, B. J. D. (2017). The Prehistory of Autism. Rounded Globe.                                                               

Tindall, L., Mikocka‐Walus, A., McMillan, D., Wright, B., Hewitt, C., Gascoyne, S. (2017). Is behavioural activation effective in the treatment of depression in young people? A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 90(4), 770-796.                                                                                                                                                                Wright, B., Hackney, L., Hughes, E., Barry, M., Glaser, D., Prior, V., Allgar, V., Marshall, D., Barrow, J., Kirby, N., Garside, M., Kaushal, P., Perry, A., McMillan, D.  (2017).  Decreasing rates of disorganised attachment in infants and young children, who are at risk of developing, or who already have disorganised attachment. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early parenting interventions.  PLoS ONE, 12 (7),  e0180858.                 


Wright, B., Tindall, L., Littlewood, E., Allgar, V., Abeles, P., Trépel, D., Ali, S. (2016).  Computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression in adolescents: feasibility results and 4-month outcomes of a UK randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(1), 1-11. [e012834].                                                                                                                        

Wright, B. J. D., Roberts, S., Redmond , C., Davies, K., & Varley, D. (2016). Evolving the service model for child and adolescent mental health services. Journal of Hospital Administration, 6(1), 34-42.                                           

Wilson, J., Wright, B., Jost, S., Smith, R., Pearce, H., Richardson, S. (2016). Can urinary indolylacroylglycine levels be used to determine whether children with autism will benefit from dietary intervention?. Pediatric research, 81(4), 672.                 

Marshall, D., Wright, B., Allgar, V., Adamson, J., Williams, C., Ainsworth, H., Cook, L., Varley, D., Hackney, L., Dempster, P., Ali, S., Trepel, D., Collingridge Moore, D., Littlewood, E., & McMillan, D.  (2016).  Social stories in mainstream schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 6 (8), e011748.                                 

Spikins, P., Wright, B. J. D., Hodgson, D. (2016). Are there alternative adaptive strategies to human pro-sociality? The role of collaborative morality in the emergence of personality variation and autistic traits. Time and Mind, 9(4), 289-313.  

Tindall, L., Varley, D., Wright, B. J. D. (2016).  A feasibility and pilot trial of computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in adolescents: lessons learned from planning and conducting a randomised controlled trial. Mental Health Review Journal, 21(3), 193-199.                                                                                             

Williams, C., Wright, B. J. D. (2016). A guide to Writing Social Stories: Step-by-Step Guidelines for Parents and Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Wright, B. J. D., Edginton, E. (2016). Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions to Promote Secure Attachment: Findings From a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Global pediatric health, 3, [2333794X16661888].                                        

Wright, B., Alexander, D., Aghahoseini, A., York Surgical Outcomes Research Team (2016). Does preoperative depression and/or serotonin transporter gene polymorphism predict outcome after laparoscopic cholecystectomy? BMJ Open, 6(9), 1-8. [e007969].                                                                                                                                                

Wright, B., Marshall, D., Adamson, J., Ainsworth, H., Ali, S., Allgar, V., Collingridge Moore, D., Cook, E., Dempster, P., Hackney, L., McMillan, D., Trepél, D., & Williams, C.  (2016).  Social Stories™ to alleviate challenging behaviour and social difficulties exhibited by children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream schools: design of a manualised training toolkit and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trial with nested qualitative and cost-effectiveness components.  Health technology assessment,  20 (6), 1-258.                                                                                                    

Wright, B.J.D., Williams, C., Smith, R., Smith., S, Beeson, S., Porter, C., Taylor, P., Sykes, M., Nicholas, B., McKelvey, A., Bridges, L., Varley, D.  (2016).  An Autism Spectrum Disorders Forum: A Model for the Effective Use of Multidisciplinary Assessment and Intervention Planning with Limited Clinical Resources.   Autism-Open Access, 6 (4), 1000186.                                                         

Petch, T., Whiteley, J., White, S., Wright, B., Green, G., Exploring resting state networks in autism: MEG measures of connectivity.   


Richardson, R., Trépel, D., Perry, A., Ali, S., Duffy, S., Gabe, R., Gilbody, S., Glanville, J., Hewitt, C., Manea, L., Palmer, S., Wright, B.J.D., & McMillan, D.  (2015).  Screening for psychological and mental health difficulties in young people who offend: a systematic review and decision model. Health technology assessment, 19 (1), 1-158.                                                                                             

Roberts, S., Wright, B.J.D., Moore, K., Smith, J., Allgar, VL., Tennant, A., Docherty, C., Hughes, E., Collingridge Moore, D., Ogden, R., Phillips, H., Beese, L., Rogers, K., Ogden, R.A.  (2015). Translation into British Sign Language and validation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.  NIHR Journals Library,  3 (2).                                                                                                          

Wright, B.J.D., Barry, M., Hughes, E., Trepel, D., Ali, S., Allgar, V., Cottrill, L., Duffy, S., Fell, J., Glanville, J., Glaser, D., Hackney, L., Manea, L., McMillan, D., Palmer, S., Prior, V., Whitton, C., Perry, A., Gilbody, S. (2015).  Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Health technology assessment, 19(52),  vii-xxviii, 1-347.                                                                                                

Smith, R.A., Wright, B., Bennet, S. (2015) Hallucinations and illusions in migraine in children and the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.  Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 100(3), 296 - 298          


Gringras, P., Green, D., Wright, B.J.D., Rush, C., Sparrowhawk , D., Pratt, K., Allgar, VL., Hooke, N., Moore, D., Zaiwalla, Z., & Wiggs, L. (2014). Weighted blankets and sleep in autistic children: a randomised controlled trial, Journal of Sleep Research, 23 (1), 320.                                                    

Gringras, P., Green, D., Wright, B.J.D., Rush, C., Sparrowhawk, M., Pratt, K., Allgar, V., Hooke, N., Moore, D., Zaiwalla, Z., & Wiggs, L. (2014). Weighted blankets and sleep in autistic children - a randomized controlled trial, Pediatrics, 134 (2), 298-306.    

Moore, D., Wright, B., Williams, C., Moore, K., Dempster, P.G.  (2014). The experiences of parents and teachers who use Social Stories for children with autism spectrum disorders.Clin Psych Forum. 2014,  255, 10-13.

Wright, B. J. D., Kennedy, J., Bennett, S., Manea, L. E., Tomlinson, H., Tindall, L., & Alderson-Day, B. (2014). What can Comprehensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Achieve in People with Spider Phobia? – A Case Series. Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports.

Wright, B. J. D., McKendree, J., Morgan, L., Allgar, V. L., & Brown, A. (2014). Examiner and simulated patient ratings of empathy in medical student final year clinical examination: are they useful? BMC Medical Education, 14(199), 1-8.                                      

Wright, B.J.D., Marshall, D., Collingridge Moore, D., Ainsworth, H., Hackney, L., Adamson, J., Ali, S., Allgar, V., Cook, L., Dyson, L., Littlewood, E., Hargate, R., McLaren, A., McMillan, D., Trépel, D., Whitehead, J., Williams, C. (2014). Autism Spectrum Social Stories In Schools Trial (ASSSIST): study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial analysing clinical and cost-effectiveness of Social Stories in mainstream schools, BMJ Open, 4 (7), e005952.                                                                                                              

Wright, B.J.D., Tindall, L., Littlewood, E., Adamson, J., Allgar, V., Bennett, S., Gilbody, S., Verduyn, C., Alderson-Day, B., Dyson, L., Trépel, D., & Ali, S. (2014). Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in adolescents: study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial, BMJ Open, 4 (10), e006488.                  


Moore, K., Wright, B. J. D., Moore, D., Ogden, R., Rogers, K. (2013). Overcoming the challenges of translating mental health instruments into sign languages. International Journal on Mental Health and Deafness, 3 (1), 20-29.                          

Wright, B. J. D., Hooke, N., Neupert, S., Nyein, C., Ker, S. (2013). Young People who cut themselves: can understanding the reasons guide the treatment? Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 19 (6), 446-456                                                       

Wright, B.J.D., Alderson-Day, B., Prendergast, G., Kennedy, J., Bennett, S., Docherty, M., Whitton, C., Manea, L., Gouws, A., Tomlinson, H., Green, G (2013). Neural correlation of successful cognitive behaviour therapy for spider phobia: A magnetoencephalography study. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging,  214 (3), 444-451. 


Wright B.J.D. (2012). Research Priorities in Deaf Child Mental Health. International Journal on Mental Health and Deafness, 2(1).  http://ijmhd.org/index.php/ijmhd/article/view/17/0

Wright, B. J. D. Oakes. P. (2012). Does socio-emotional developmental delay masquerade as autism in some deaf children. International Journal on Mental Health and Deafness, 2(1).                                                                            

Wright, B., Walker, R., Holwell, A., Gentili, N., Barker, M., Rhys-Jones, S., Leach, V., Hindley, P., Gascon-Ramos, M., Moore, K. (2012).  A new dedicated mental health service for deaf children and adolescents. Advances in Mental Health, 11(1), 95 - 105.  

Wright, B.J.D, Pearce, H., Allgar, V., Miles, J., Whitton, C., Leon, I., Jardine, J., McCaffrey, N., Smith, R., Holbrook, I., Lewis, J., Goodall, D., Alderson-Day, B(2012). A Comparison of Urinary Mercury between Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Control Children, PLoS ONE, 7(2),  e29547, 1-6                                                                                                                             

Wright, B.J.D., Alderson-Day, B., Prendergast, G., Bennett, S., Jordan, J., Whitton, C., Gouws, A., Jones, N., Attur, R., Tomlinson, H., Green, G. (2012). Gamma Activation in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Typically-Developing Controls When Viewing Emotions on Faces, PLoS ONE, 7 (7), e41326,                                                                                                       

Wright, B. (2012). Causal link between mercury and autism unlikely. Reactions, 1390, 25. 


Wright, B.J.D., Sims, D, Smart., S, Alwazeer., A, Alderson-Day, B., Allgar, V., Whitton, C., Tomlinson, H., Bennett, S., Jardine, J., McCaffrey, N., Leyland, C., Jakeman, C., Miles, J. (2011). Melatonin versus placebo in children with autism spectrum conditions and severe sleep problems not amenable to behaviour management strategies: a randomised controlled crossover trial, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41 (2) 175-84.                                                                                                                      

Pillay, M., Alderson-Day, B., Wright, B. J. D., Williams, C., & Urwin, B. (2011). Autism Spectrum Conditions-enhancing Nurture and Development (ASCEND): an evaluation of intervention support groups for parents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16 (1), 5-20. 


Wright, B., Williams, C., & Sykes, M. (2010). A child and adolescent mental health service for children with intellectual disabilities–8 years on. The Psychiatrist, 34(5), 195-199.


Smith, R. A., Farnworth, H., Wright, B. J. D., Allgar, V. (2009). Are there more bowel symptoms in children with autism compared to normal children and children with other developmental and neurological disorders? A case control study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 13 (4), 343-355                                                                                                                                   

Wright, B. J. D. (2009). Criminal records and studying medicine. Student BMJ, 17, 178-179.                                      

Wright, B. J. D., Aldridge, J., Wurr, K., Sloper, T., Tomlinson, H., Miller, M. (2009). Clinical dilemmas in children with life-limiting illnesses: decision making and the law. Palliative Medicine, 23 (3), 238-247.                                                        


Wright, B. (2008). Development in deaf and blind children. Psychiatry, 7(7), 286 - 289.                                                                       

Wright, B.J.D., Clarke, N., Jordan, J., Young, AW., Clarke, P., Miles, J., Nation, K., Clarke, L., Williams, C. (2008). Emotion recognition in faces and the use of visual context in young people with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,12 (6), 607-626.                                                                                                                                 

Whitton, C., Williams, C., Wright, B., Jardine, J., Hunt, A. (2008).  The role of evaluation in the development of a service for children with life-limiting conditions in the community.  Child: care, health and development, 34(5), 576 - 583.                                                                      

Wright, B., Williams, C., Richardson, G., (2008). Services for children with learning disabilities.  Psychiatric Bulletin, 32(3), 81 - 84.  


Goodall, D., Soria, A., Wilson, J. C., Wright, B. J. D. (2007). Data processing in metabolic fingerprinting by CE-UV: Application to urine samples from autistic children: application to urine samples from autistic children. Electrophoresis, 28 (6), 950 - 964.                                                                                                                                                 

Wright, B. J. D., Williams, C. (2007). Intervention and Support Programme for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum A Resource for Trainer. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.         


Nation, K., Clarke, P., Wright, B. J. D., Williams, C. (2006). Patterns of reading ability in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36 (7), 911-919.                                                                                                     

Williams, C., Wright, B. (2006). Hulpgids autisme. Praktische strategieën voor ouders en begeleiders. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 48(7), 568-569.                                                                                                                                                         


Ashby, B., Wright, B., Jordan, J. (2005). Chronic fatigue syndrome: An evaluation of a community based management programme for adolescents and their families. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 11(1), 13-18                                                          

Wright, B.J.D., Brzozowski, AM., Calvert, E., Farnworth, H., Goodall, DM., Holbrook, I., Imrie, G., Jordan, J., Kelly, A., Miles, J., Smith, R., Town, J. (2005). Is the presence of urinary indolyl-3-acryloylglycine associated with autism spectrum disorder? Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 47 (3), 190-192.                                                                                                                                          

Wright, B., Ashby, B., Beverley, D., Calvert, E., Jordan, J., Miles, J., Russell, I., Williams, C. (2005). A feasibility study comparing two treatment approaches for chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents.  Archives of diseases in childhood, 90(4), 369 - 372          


Wright, B., Casswell, G., White, D., & Partridge, I. (2004). Family work in adolescent psychosis: the need for more research. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 9(1), 61-74.                                                                                                                                    

Wright, B. J. D., Williams, C. (2003). How to live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: practical strategies for parents and professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Wright, B. J. D., Gannon, M. J., Greenberg, M., House, A., Rutherford, T. (2003). Psychiatric morbidity following endometrial ablation and its association with genuine menorrhagia. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 110 (4), 358-363.  


Williams, C., Wright, B. J. D., Callaghan, G., Coughlan, B. (2002). Do children with autism learn to read more readily by computer assisted instruction or traditional book methods? A pilot study. Autism, 6 (1), 71-91.                


Green, K., Williams, C., Wright, B., Partridge, I. (2001). Developing a child and adolescent mental health service for children with learning disabilities. Psychiatric Bulletin, 25(7), 264-267       


McGuire, R. J., Berg, I., McKenzie, I., Wright, B., Foreman, D., & Chandiramani, K. (2000). Have the Cross-Informant Syndromes of the CBCL any practical value in identifying grouped ICD10 diagnoses?. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 9(4), 263-270.                                                                                     

Wright, B., Partridge, I., Williams, C. (2000).  Evidence and attribution: reflections upon the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 5(4), 626 - 636.                                                       

Wright, B., Williams, C., Partridge, I. (2000). Re: Chronic fatigue syndrome. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 17(2), 77-77.                                                                                                                                          

Wright, B. (2000) "Autism" Early Years Educator 2(7), 46 - 47.      


Wright, B., Williams, C., Partridge, I. (1999) Management advice for children with chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic study of information from the internet. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 16(2), 67 - 71                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Wright, B., Partridge, I. (1999). Speaking ill of the dead: Parental suicide as child abuse. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 4(2), 225-231                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Williams, C., Wright, B., Partridge, I. (1999).  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - a review. British Journal of General Practice, 49(444), 563 - 571.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Black. J., Wright, B., Williams, C., Smith, R. (1999) Paediatric liaison service. Psychiatric Bulletin, 23(9), 528 - 530.                                   

Williams, C., Wright, B., Smith, R. (1999). CHEAF (Child Health and Education Assessment Forum): A multi-disciplinary powwow for children.  Psychiatric Bulletin, 23(2), 104 - 106.       


Wright, B. J. D., McKenzie, I. (1996). Stress induced loss of colour vision. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1 (2), 283-286.   


Wright, B. J. D., Lunt, B., Harris, S. J., Wallace, D. (1995). A prospective study in three psychogeriatric day hospitals using administrative interventions to improve non-attendance. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 10, 55-61.       


William, C., Wright, B. (1994) Sleep loss in elderly people.  British Journal of General Practice. 44(382), 236                 


Wright, B. J. D. (1993). Mania following sleep deprivation. The British journal of psychiatry, 163, 679-680.              


Wright, B. (1992). Chronic fatigue syndrome and heterogeneity. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 85(9), 588.               

Wright, B. J. D. (1992). Exacerbation of akinetic seizures by atropine eye drops. The British journal of ophthalmology, 76 (3), 179-180.  


Eardley, I., Abercrombie, J., Wright, B. J. D., Hendry, W. F. (1987). Cystic cutaneous metastases from transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 80 (5), 314-5.