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Turpin, H, Cain, R, Wilson, M (2024) Towards a co-creative immersive digital storytelling methodology to explore experiences of homelessness in Loughborough, Social Sciences, 13(1), 59, DOI: 10.3390/socsci13010059.

Wilson, M (2024) The theatrical world of Frank Vosper, CADS (Crime and Detective Stories), 91, pp.3-7, ISSN: 0965-6561.

Meme, H, Amukoye, E, Bowyer, C, Chakaya, J, Das, D, Dobson, R, Dragosits, U, Fuld, J, Gray, C, Hahn, M, Kiplimo, R, Lesosky, M, Loh, MM, McKendree, J, Mortimer, K, Ndombi, A, Netter, L, Obasi, A, Orina, F, Pearson, C, Price, H, Quint, JK, Semple, S, Twigg, M, Waelde, C, Walnycki, A, Warwick, M, Wendler, J, West, SE, Wilson, M, Zurba, L, Devereux, G (2023) Asthma symptoms, spirometry and air pollution exposure in schoolchildren in an informal settlement and an affluent area of Nairobi, Kenya, Thorax, 78(11), pp.1118-1125, ISSN: 0040-6376. DOI: 10.1136/thorax-2023-220057.

Roberts, L, Liguori, A, McEwen, L, Wilson, M (2023) The challenge of engaging communities on hidden risks: co-developing a framework for Adaptive Participatory Storytelling Approaches (APSA), Journal of Extreme Events, 9(2&3), 2341002, ISSN: 2345-7376. DOI: 10.1142/s2345737623410026.

Liguori, A, Rossignol, KL, Kraus, S, McEwen, L, Wilson, M (2023) Exploring the uses of arts-led community spaces to build resilience: Applied storytelling for successful co-creative work, Journal of Extreme Events, 9(1), 2250007, ISSN: 2345-7376. DOI: 10.1142/S2345737622500075.

Wilson, M (2022) Story Listening and Experience in Early Childhood, Donna Schatt and Patrick Ryan (2021), Book 2.0, 12(2), pp.233-235, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo_00074_5.

Liguori, A, McEwen, L, Rossignol, KL, Kraus, S, Wilson, M (2022) “Gentle Disruptions”: A Critical Reflection on Participatory Arts in Expanding the Language System for Meaningful Community Engagement Around Local Climate Adaptation, Journal of Extreme Events, 09(02n03), ISSN: 2345-7376. DOI: 10.1142/s2345737624500015.

Harrison, D, Rowland, S, Wood, G, Bakewell, L, Petridis, I, Long, K, Vasileiou, K, Barnett, J, Barreto, M, Wilson, M, Lawson, S, Vines, J (2022) Designing technology-mediated peer support for postgraduate research students at risk of loneliness and isolation, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 30(1), 10, ISSN: 1073-0516. DOI: 10.1145/3534961.

Raghavan, R, Brown, B, Hussain, S, Kumar, S, Wilson, A, Svirydzenka, N, Kumar, M, Ali, A, Chandrasekharan, A, Soletti, AB, Lakhanpaul, M, Iyer, M, Venkateswaran, C, Dasan, C, Sivakami, M, Manickam, S, Barrett, A, Wilson, M (2022) How do Muslim service users, caregivers, and community members in Malappuram, Kerala, use their faith to address the challenges associated with mental ill health?, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 25(10), pp.1012-1025, ISSN: 1367-4676. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2023.2169268.

Wilson, M (2021) Storytelling with a social purpose, or how we are trying to change the world, one story at a time, Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 115, pp.13-16, ISSN: 0141-3511.

West, SE, Bowyer, CJ, Apondo, W, Büker, P, Cinderby, S, Gray, CM, Hahn, M, Lambe, F, Loh, M, Medcalf, A, Muhoza, C, Muindi, K, Njoora, TK, Twigg, MM, Waelde, C, Walnycki, A, Wainwright, M, Wendler, J, Wilson, M, Price, HD (2021) Using a co-created transdisciplinary approach to explore the complexity of air pollution in informal settlements, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8, 285, DOI: 10.1057/s41599-021-00969-6.

McCall, B, Shallcross, L, Wilson, M, Fuller, C, Hayward, A (2021) Storytelling as a research tool used to explore insights and as an intervention in Public Health: A systematic narrative review, International Journal of Public Health, 66, 1604262, ISSN: 1661-8556. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1604262.

Wilson, M (2021) Crime fiction and the Grand-Guignol: An addendum on F. Tennyson Jesse, CADS: Crime and Detective Stories, 86, pp.1-2, ISSN: 0965-6561.

Wilson, M (2021) Slow Storytelling and hybridity: Re-staging community storytelling as a tool for co-thinking, Book 2.0, 11(1), pp.107-123, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo_00047_1.

Ito-Jaeger, S, Vallejos, EP, Curran, T, Spors, V, Long, Y, Liguori, A, Warwick, M, Wilson, M, Crawford, P (2021) Digital video interventions and mental health literacy among young people: a scoping review, Journal of Mental Health, 31(6), pp.873-883, ISSN: 0963-8237. DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2021.1922642.

Wilson, M (2021) Crime fiction and the Grand-Guignol: natural bedfellows?, CADS, 85, pp.11-15, ISSN: 0965-6561.

Wilson, M (2021) On Liars, Damn Liars, and Storytellers by Joseph Sobol [Book review], Storytelling, Self, Society, 17(1), pp.170-176, ISSN: 1550-5340.

Liguori, A, McEwen, L, Blake, J, Wilson, M (2021) Towards ‘Creative Participatory Science’: Exploring future scenarios through specialist drought science and community storytelling, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8, 589856, ISSN: 2296-665X. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.589856.

Wilson, M (2020) Michael Gilbert, Playwright, Crime and Detective Stories (CADS), (84), pp.17-20, ISSN: 0965-6561.

McCall, B, Shallcross, L, Wilson, M, Fuller, C, Hayward, A (2019) Storytelling as a research tool and intervention around public health perceptions and behaviour: A protocol for a systematic narrative review, BMJ Open, 9(12), DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030597.

Wilson, M (2019) A succession of dialogues: François-Marie Luzel and his contribution to the Breton folktale, Book 2.0, 9(1-2), pp.121-129, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo_00011_1.

Wilson, M (2019) Jannic aux deux sous: Tuppenny Jack, Book 2.0, 9(1-2), pp.131-142, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo_00012_7.

Mahoney, J, Moignan, EL, Long, K, Wilson, M, Barnett, J, Vines, J, Lawson, S (2019) Feeling alone among 317 million others: Disclosures of loneliness on Twitter, Computers in Human Behavior, 98, pp.20-30, ISSN: 0747-5632. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.03.024.

Vasileiou, K, Barnett, J, Barreto, M, Vines, J, Atkinson, M, Long, K, Bakewell, L, Lawson, S, Wilson, M (2018) Coping with loneliness at University: A qualitative interview study with students in the UK, Mental Health and Prevention, 13, pp.21-30, ISSN: 2212-6570. DOI: 10.1016/j.mhp.2018.11.002.

Reid-Walsh, J, Ue, T, Wilson, M, Levy, M (2018) Book reviews, Book 2.0, 8(1), pp.149-161, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo.8.1-2.149_5.

Wilson, M (2018) Some thoughts on storytelling, science and dealing with a post-truth world, Storytelling, Self, Society, 12(1), ISSN: 1550-5340. DOI: 10.13110/storselfsoci.13.1.0120.

Vasileiou, K, Barnett, J, Barreto, M, Atkinson, M, Vines, J, Wilson, M, Lawson, S (2017) Experiencing and Articulating Situational Loneliness: A Qualitative Study With Three Case Communities in the UK, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 16(1), ISSN: 1609-4069.

Wilson, M (2017) Luzel’s ghosts: The unfinished business of translating folktales for performance, Book 2.0, 7(2), pp.159-168, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo.7.2.159_1.

Wilson, M (2017) The miller and his seigneur, Book 2.0, 7(2), pp.203-208, ISSN: 2042-8022. DOI: 10.1386/btwo.7.2.203_7.

Vasileiou, K, Barnett, J, Barreto, M, Vines, J, Atkinson, M, Lawson, S, Wilson, M (2017) Experiences of loneliness associated with being an informal caregiver: A qualitative investigation, Frontiers in Psychology, 8(APR), ISSN: 1664-1078. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00585.

Wilson, M (2014) "Another fine mess": the condition of storytelling in the digital age, Narrative Culture, 1(2), pp.125-144, ISSN: 2169-0235. DOI: 10.13110/narrcult.1.2.0125.

Hand, RJ and Wilson, M (2012) Transatlantic terror! French horror theater and American pre-code comics, JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE, 45(2), pp.301-319, ISSN: 0022-3840. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5931.2012.00926.x.

Wilson, M (2008) Tale-enders: Gathering the Oral Narrative Heritage of Welsh Cricket, International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 1(3), pp.83-90, ISSN: 1835-2014.

Wilson, M and Double, O (2008) “I am a Poor, Skinny Man”: Persona and physicality in the work of Karl Valentin, Studies in Theatre and Performance, 28(3), pp.213-221, ISSN: 1468-2761.

Wilson, M and Double, O (2007) Karl Valentin’s “Father and Son Discuss the War”, Studies in Theatre and Performance, 27(1), pp.5-11, ISSN: 1468-2761.

Wilson, M and Double, O (2004) Karl Valentin’s Illogical Subversion: Stand-up Comedy and Alienation Effect, NTQ: New Theatre Quarterly, 20(3), pp.203-215, ISSN: 1474-0613.

Wilson, M (2004) Roedd y Stori yn Ddigon ynddi’i Hun”: Portread o Michael Harvey, Storïwr, Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal, 1, pp.91-108, ISSN: 1742-9234.

Wilson, M (2004) Storytelling with Older Children: A Reflection on Practice, Teaching and Learning (Canada), 2(1), pp.20-21.

Wilson, M (2003) Revisiting Brecht: Preparing Galileo for Production, Studies in Theatre and Performance, 22(3), pp.145-157, ISSN: 1468-2761.

Wilson, M and Hand, RJ (2000) The Grand-Guignol: Aspects of Theory and Practice, Theatre Research International, 25(3), pp.266-275, ISSN: 1474-0672.

Wilson, M (1999) The Point of Horror, Children’s Literature in Education, 31(1), pp.1-9.

Wilson, M (1998) Legend and Life, Folklore, 109, pp.89-95, ISSN: 1406-0949.

Wilson, M (1997) Teenage Tales, Children’s Literature in Education, 28(3), pp.151-162.


Liguori, A, McEwen, L, Wilson, M (Accepted for publication) Co-designing an online ‘Utility Tool’ to bridge science and community knowledge through storytelling [Abstract]. In MeCCSA 2020: Media Interactions and Environments, Brighton.

Liguori, A, Wilson, M, McEwen, L, Roberts, L (2019) Learning around ‘storying water’ to build an evidence base to support better decision-making in UK drought risk management. In About Drought. Drought and Water Scarcity: addressing current and future challenges, University of Oxford.

Bakewell, L, Vasileiou, K, Long, K, Atkinson, M, Rice, H, Barreto, M, Barnett, J, Wilson, M, Lawson, S, Vines, J (2018) Everything we do, everything we press: Data-driven remote performance management in a mobile workplace. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings,, ISBN: 9781450356206. DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173945.

Vasileiou, K, Barnett, J, Barreto, M, Atkinson, M, Vines, J, Wilson, M, Lawson, S (2017) Experiencing and Articulating Situational Loneliness: A Qualitative Study With Three Case Communities in the UK. In , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, pp.42-42.

Long, K, Bakewell, L, McNaney, RC, Vasileiou, K, Atkinson, M, Barreto, M, Barnett, J, Wilson, M, Lawson, S, Vines, J (2017) Connecting those that care: Designing for transitioning, talking, belonging and escaping. In , Denver, CO, USA, pp.1339-1351, ISBN: 9781450346559. DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025715.

Wilson, M (2014) "Johnny I Want My Liver Back”: revisiting a teenage folktale in the digital age. In , Lisbon.

Wilson, M and Lewis, K (2013) Discussing the weather: digital stories, communities and the climate change conversation. In , RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.


Luzel, F-M (Accepted for publication) The Midnight Washerwoman and Other Tales of Lower Brittany, Princeton University Press, ISBN: 9780691252698.

Hand, PRJ and Wilson, PM (2022) Grand-Guignolesque Classic and Contemporary Horror Theatre, University of Exeter Press, ISBN: 9781804130179.

Wilson, M (2022) Storytelling, Emerald, ISBN: 978-1-83909-759-1.

Hand, RJ and Wilson, M (2016) Performing Grand-Guignol: Playing the Theatre of Horror, University of Exeter Press, ISBN: 9780859899956.

Wilson, M and Hand, RJ (2007) London’s Grand-Guignol and the Theatre of Horror, University of Exeter Press.

Wilson, M (2005) Storytelling and Theatre Contemporary Professional Storytellers and Their Art, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 9780230203099.

Wilson, M and Hand, RJ (2002) Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror, Universityof Exeter Press.

Wilson, M (1997) Performance and practice oral narrative traditions among teenagers in Britain and Ireland, Ashgate Publishing.


Wilson, M, Barrett, A, Chandrasan, (2024) Making a Drama Out of a Crisis: using theatre to co-research mental health literacy in Kerala. In Bouchard, G and Mermikedes, A (ed) Routledge Comoanion to Performance and Medicine, Routledge, 23, ISBN: 9781003036500. DOI: 10.4324/9781003036500-27.

Barrett, A, Chandradasan, Wilson, M (2024) Making a drama out of a crisis. In The Routledge Companion to Performance and Medicine, Routledge, pp.250-260, DOI: 10.4324/9781003036500-27.

Liguori, A, Onyango, D, Warwick, M, Wilson, M (2023) Participatory action research in digital storytelling: Using mobile technology to co-create social change in Kenya. In Shangase, PZ, Gachago, D, Ivala, EN (ed) Co-teaching and co-research in contexts of inequality: Using networked learning to connect Africa and the world, Vernon Press, pp.219-234, ISBN: 9781648896859.

Bleakley, A, Wilson, M, Allard, J (2020) Storytelling. In The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities, pp.397-401.

Wilson, M, Allard, J, Bleakley, A (2019) Doctors need safe confessional and cathartic spaces. What we learned from the research project: ‘People Talking: Digital Dialogues for Mutual Recovery. In Bleakley, A (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Medical Humanities, Routledge, pp.Not yet Known-Not yet Known.

Allard, J, Wilson, M, Bleakley, A (2019) Doctors need safe confessional and cathartic spaces: What we learned from the research project ‘people talking: Digital dialogues for mutual recovery’. In Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities, pp.410-418, DOI: 10.4324/9781351241779-41.

Bakewell, L, Liguori, A, Wilson, M (2018) From Gallura to the Fens: Communities Performing Stories of Water. In Roberts, L and Phillips, K (ed) Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human Water Relationships, Routledge, pp.Not yet known-Not yet known, ISBN: 978-1-138-087668.

Bakewell, L, Liguori, A, Wilson, M (2018) From Gallura to the Fens: Communities performing stories of water. In Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships, pp.70-84.

Wilson, M (2017) It's 1922 and at the Munich Kammerspiele Karl Valentin performs Der Christbaumbrettl at Die rote Zibebe. In Double, O, Ainsworth, A, Peacock, L (ed) Popular Performance, Methuen, pp.75-96, ISBN: 9781474247344.

Wilson, M (2014) Le Texte Vivant: le traducteur, le conteur et les contes populaires de François-Marie Luzel. In Vété-Congolo, H (ed) Le conte D’Hier, Aujourd’hui: Oralité at modernité,, L'Harmattan, pp.Not Known-Not Known.

Wilson, M and Fyfe, H (2014) A Public Voice: Access, Digital Story and Interactive Narrative. In Popple, S and Thornham, H (ed) Content Cultures: Transformations of User Generated Content in Public Service Broadcasting, IB Tauris, pp.113-130.

Wilson, M (2010) Passing Through the Chink in Snout’s Wall: Daniel Morden and The Devil’s Violin. In Borowski, M and Sugiera, M (ed) Worlds in Words: Storytelling in Contemporary Theatre and Playwriting, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp.192-210.

Wilson, M (2009) "It’s beyond Candide – it’s Švejk” – Wise Foolery in the Work of Jack Lynch, Storyteller. In Brady, S and Walsh, F (ed) Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.45-57.

Wilson, M and Double, O (2006) Brecht and Cabaret. In The Cambridge Companion to Brecht, Cambridge University Press, pp.40-61, ISBN: 9781139827737.


Liguori, A and Wilson, M (2016) Developing modes of storytelling for public engagement in environmental policy [CONTEXTUAL PDF], Ramsey Rural Museum, Cambridgeshire; Peterborough Museum; BabaDogo, Nairobi, Kenya, 07-06-2016 to 21-09-2019.


Wilson, M, Fyfe, H, Rose, M, Meadows, D, Pratt, S (2009) A Public Voice: Access, Digital Story and Interactive Narrative, AHRC/BBC.


Liguori, A, Wilson, M, Kraus, S (2016) ‘The Reasons’ in the Fens: Stories, dialogues and songs from a utopian practice of conflict resolution.

Liguori, A, Wilson, M, Corner, A (2016) ‘My true UK drought risk story’: The role of storytelling to understand (mis)conceptions and beliefs that drive behaviours.

Liguori, A, Kraus, S, Wilson, M, Bakewell, L From Personal To Collective: Singing Water Stories In the UK. Exploring Environmental Narratives Through Digital Storytelling and Songwriting in DRY Project, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.22783.71844.


Wilson, M and Liguori, A (2021) There is Something in the Water.

Wilson, M and Liguori, A (2021) Think Water.

Wilson, M, Liguori, A, Kraus, S (2021) From Personal to Collective.

Wilson, M, Liguori, A, Warwick, M (2021) My Mark: My City.

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