Researching the emotional and psychological well-being of young people


Team Publications by Date Order

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.

Tindall, L., Mikocka-Walus, A., McMillan, D., Wright, B., Hewitt, C. and Gascoyne, S. (2017), Is behavioural activation effective in the treatment of depression in young people? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychol Psychother Theory Res Pract. doi:10.1111/papt.12121

Wright B, Williams C, Smith R, Smith S, Beeson S et al (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. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7890.1000186.

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

Marshall D, Wright B, Allgar V, Adamson J, Williams C, Ainsworth H, Cook L, Varley D, Hackney L, Dempster P, Ali S. Social Stories in mainstream schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMJ open. 2016 Aug 1;6(8):e011748.

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  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 Technol Assess 2016;20(6)

Roberts S, Wright B, Moore K, Smith J, Allgar V, Tennant A, Docherty C, Hughes E, Collingridge Moore D, Ogden R, Phillips H, Beese L, Rogers K. (2015) Translation into British Sign Language and validation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. NIHR Health Service Delivery Research3(2), 1-122.

Lucy Tindall Danielle Varley Barry Wright , (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, Vol. 21 Iss: 3, pp. –

Wright B, Kennedy J, Bennett S, Manea L, Tomlinson H, Tindall L, Alderson-Day B. What can comprehensive cognitive behavioural therapy achieve in people with spider phobia? – A case series. J J Clini Case Rep. 2015;1(1):002.

Wright B, Tindall L, Littlewood E, Adamson J, Allgar V, Bennett S, et al. Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in adolescents: study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e006488.

Wright B, McKendree J, Morgan L, Allgar V, Brown A.   Examiner and simulated patient ratings of empathy in medical student final year clinical examination: are they useful?BMC Med Educ. 2014;14:199.

Wright B, Marshall D, Moore DC, Ainsworth H, Hackney L, Adamson J, et al. 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. 2014;4(7):e005952.

Pillay M, Alderson-Day B, Wright B, Williams C, Urwin B. Autism Spectrum Conditions-Enhancing Nurture and Development (ASCEND): An evaluation of intervention support groups for parents. Clin Child Psych Psychiatry. 2011;16(1):5-20.

Moore D, Wright B, Williams C, Moore K, Dempster PG. 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, Alderson-Day B, Prendergast G, Kennedy J, Bennett, S, Docherty M, et al. Neural correlation of successful cognitive behaviour therapy for spider phobia: A magnetoencephalography study. Psych Res: Neuro. 2013;214(3):444-451.

Moore K, Wright B, Moore D, Ogden R, Rogers K.  Overcoming the challenges of translating mental health instruments into signed languages Int J Mental Health Deaf. 2013;3(1).

Wright B, Hooke N,  Neupert S, Nvein C, Ker S. Young people who cut themselves: can understanding the reasons guide the treatment? Adv in Psych Treat . 2013;19:446-456.

Lodge K, Wright B, McMillan D. Detecting autism spectrum disorder in children who are d/Deaf: a systematic review. Child: Care, Health & Dev. 2013 (accepted for publication).

Wright B, Alderson-Day B, Prendergast G, Bennett S, Jordan J, Whitton C, et al. Gamma activation in young people with autism spectrum disorders and typically-developing controls when viewing emotions on faces. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41326.

Wright B, Oakes P. Does socio-emotional developmental delay masquerade as autism in some deaf children? Int J Mental Health Deaf. 2012;2(1):45-51.

Wright B. Research priorities in deaf child mental health. Int J Mental Health Deaf. 2012;2(1): 1-3.

Wright B, Walker R, Holwell A, Gentili N, Barker M, Rhys-Jones S, et alA New Dedicated Mental Health Service for Deaf Children and Adolescents. Adv Mental Health. 2012;11(1):95-105.

Wright B, Pearce H, Allgar V, Miles J, Whitton C, Leon I, et al. Urinary excretion of mercury and other potentially hazardous elements. A comparison of children with autism spectrum conditions, siblings, mainstream and special school children. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(2):e29547. 

Wright B, Richardson, G. How 'Together We Stand' transformed the local delivery of mental health services. Health Service Journal. 2011.

Wright B, Beverley D. Pervasive refusal syndrome. Clin Child Psych Psychiatry. 2011;17(2):221-28.

Wright B, Sims D, Smart S, Alwazeer A, Alderson-Day B, Allgar V et al. Melatonin versus placebo in children with autism spectrum conditions and severe sleep problems not amenable to behaviour management strategies: A randomised controlled crossover trial. J Autism Dev Dis. 2010;41(2):175-84.

Wright B, Williams C, Sykes M. A child and adolescent service for children with intellectual disabilities: 8 years on. The Psychiatrist. 2010;34:195-199.

McMillan J, Wright B, Davison G, Bennett J. Criminal records and studying medicine. Student BMJ. 2009;17:178-179.

Wright B, Aldridge J, Wurr K, Sloper T, Tomlinson H, Miller M. Clinical dilemmas in children with life limiting illnesses: decision making  and the law. Pall Med. 2009;23:238-247.

Smith R, Farnworth H, Wright B, Allgar V. Are there more bowel symptoms in children with autism compared to normal children and other children with other developmental and neurological disorders? Autism. 2009;13:343-355.

Wright B. Development in deaf and blind children. Psychiatry. 2009;7:286-289.

Wright B, Clarke N, Jordan J, Young A, Clarke P,  Miles J  et al.  Emotion recognition in faces and the use of visual context information  in young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and an IQ score above 70. Autism. 2009;12:607-626.

Wright B, Williams C, Richardson G. Services for children with learning disabilities. Psych Bull. 2008;32:81-84.

Whitton C, Williams C, Wright B, Jardine J, Hunt A. The role of evaluation in the development of a service for children with life limiting conditions in the community. Child: Care Health  Dev. 2008;34:576-583.

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

Nation K, Clarke P, Wright B, Williams C. Patterns of reading ability in children with autism spectrum disorder. J Aut Dev Dis. 2006;36:911-919.

Ashby B, Wright B, Jordan J. Chronic fatigue syndrome: an evaluation of a community based management programme for adolescents and their families. Child Adol Mental Health. 2006;11:13-18.

Wright B, Ashby B, Beverley D, Calvert E, Jordan J, Miles J, et al. A feasibility study comparing two treatment approaches for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in adolescents. Arch Dis Child. 2005;90:369-372.

Wright B, Brzozowski AM, Calvert C, Farnworth H, Goodall DM, Holbrook I, et al. Is the presence of urinary indolyl-3-acryloylglycine associated with autism spectrum disorder? Dev Med Child Neurol. 2005;47:190-192.

Wright B, Casswell G,  White D, Partridge I. Family work in adolescent psychosis: the need for more research. Clin J Child Psych Psychiat. 2004;9:61-74.

Wright B, Gannon M, Greenberg M, House A, Rutherford T. Psychiatric morbidity following endometrial ablation and its association with genuine menorrhagia. Brit J Obstret Gynaecol. 2003;110:358-363.

Wright B, Elvans H, King P, Schneider J, Thompson R, Gillance H.  Developing a multi-agency bereavement service. Euro J Pall Care. 2002;9(4):160-163.

Hewson L, Wright B. Joint trainers and trainees forum – a collaborative approach to higher specialist training. Psych Bull. 2002;26:33-35.

Williams C, Wright B, Callaghan G, Coughlan B. Do children with autism learn to read more readily by computer assisted instruction or by traditional book method. Autism. 2002;6:71-91.

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

Wright B, Partridge I, Williams C. A metal strongbox. A metaphor for use in bereavement work. Euro J Pall Care. 2001; 8:24-26.

McGuire R, Berg I, McKenzie I, Wright B, Foreman D, Chandiramani K.  Have the cross informant syndromes of the CBCL any practical value in identifying grouped ICD-10 diagnoses. Euro J Child Adol Psych. 2000;9:263-270.

Wright B, Partridge I, Williams C. Evidence and attribution: reflections upon the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Clin Child Psych Psychiatry. 2000;5(4):626-636.

Wright B, Partridge I, Williams C. Management of chronic fatigue syndrome in children. Adv Psych Treat. 2000;6:145-152.

Black J, Wright B, Williams C, Smith R. Paediatric liaison service. Psych Bull. 1999;23:528-530.

Wright B, Williams C. Management advice for children with Chronic fatigue syndrome. A systematic study of information from the internet. Irish J Psychol Med. 1999;16(2):67-71.

Williams C, Wright B, Partridge I. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a review. Br J Gen Pract. 1999;49:563-571.

Williams C, Wright B, Smith R. Child Health Education Assessment Forum (CHEAF). A multidisciplinary pow-wow for children. Psych Bull.1999;23:104-106.

Wright J, Partridge I. Speaking ill of the dead. Paternal suicide as child abuse. Clin Child Psych Psychiat. 1999;4(2):225-231.

Wright B, Beverley D. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Arch Dis Child. 1999;79:368-374.

Wright B, McKenzie I, Stace J, Berg I. Adult criminality in previously hospitalized child psychiatric patients: with particular reference to girls and the use of ICD-10 diagnoses. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 1998;8:19-38.

Wright B, West D, Worrall A, Tagg G. Prevalence of confirmed child abuse and the use of resources in child psychiatric out-patients. Psych Bull. 1996;20:207-209.

Wright B, Aldridge J, Gillance H, Tucker A. Hospice-based groups for bereaved siblings. Euro J Pall Care. 1996;3(1):10-15.

Wright B, Gannon M, Greenberg M. Psychological aspects of heavy periods: does endometrial ablation provide the answer? Br J Hosp Med. 1996;55(5):289-294.

Wright B, McKenzie. Stress induced loss of colour vision. Clin Child Psych Psychiatr 1994;1(2):283-286.

Wright B, Lunt B, Harris S, Wallace D. A prospective study in three psychogeriatric day hospitals using administrative interventions to improve non-attendance.  Int J Geriatr Psych. 1994;10:55-61.

Wright B. Mania following sleep deprivation.Br J Psych. 1993;163:679-680.

Wright B, Mindham R, Burn W. Canine Capgras. Irish J Psychol Med. 1993;11(1):31-33.

Wright B. Exacerbation of akinetic seizures by atropine sulphate eye drops.  Br J Ophthalmol. 1992;76: 179-180.

Eardley I, Wright B, Abercrombie J. Case report: Cystic cutaneous metastases from transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.  J Royal Soc Med. 1987; 80:314.


Wright B. Neurodevelopmental disorders in children with hearing impediments. In: Howlin P, Charman T, Ghaziudin M Handbook of Developmental Disorders. SAGE: London, 2009.

Wright B, Kraemer S, Wurr K, Williams C. Paediatric liaison services In: Richardson G, Partridge I, Barrett J. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2010.

Wright B, Partridge I, Jones N.  Bereavement Services. In: Richardson G, Partridge I, Barrett J. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook, Gaskell: London, 2010.

Wright B, Bryan S, Partridge I, Jones N, Richardson G. Attentional Problems. In: Richardson G, Partridge I, Barrett J. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook, Gaskell: London, 2010.

Wright B. Cognitive and Behavioural Complications of Deafness.  In: Nass R, Frank Y. Cognitive and Behavioral Manifestations of Pediatric Diseases. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Wright B, Richardson G.Deliberate Self-harm. In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Wright B, Williams C. Attentional Problems Services. In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Wright B, Partridge I. Bereavement Services.  In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Williams C, Wright B. Paediatric Liaison.  In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Williams C, Wright B. Learning Disabilities Services.  In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Williams C, Wright B. Autism Spectrum Disorders.  In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Jones N, Partridge I, Wright B. Training.  In: Richardson G and Partridge I. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: An Operational Handbook. Gaskell: London, 2003.

Wright B, Cottrell D. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Children. Baillieres Clinical Psychiatry 3(3). In: Lynch E.  Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. SPJ 1999.

Wright B. Practical Child Psychiatry. In: Williams C, Trigwell P. Pass the MRCPsych Essay 1996.


Wright B, Barry M, Hughes E, Trépel D, Ali S, Allgar V, et al. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Technol Assess. 2015;19(52).

Hayes R, Wright B, Lafferty H, Richardson T, Ackroyd V. Guide to working with Deaf children. Community Care Inform, 2014.

Atkinson M, Lamonte E, Wright B. NFER Voice on the Role of Primary Mental Health Workers in Education. Slough: NFER, 2010.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. No Health Without Mental Health: the ‘ALERT’ summary report. London:The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. (Author of child section. (p15-16)).   


Wright B, Dogra N, Subodh D. 100 Cases in Psychiatry. Hodder Education: London, 2010.

Wright B, Williams C. Intervention and Support Programme for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum A Resource for Trainers. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London and Philadelphia, 2007.

Williams C, Wright B. How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia, 2004.