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Damien is Professor of Health Studies and Head of Psychology, as well as a psychotherapist working in the community. He has a background in the social sciences and qualitative research. He previously worked in the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) at the University of Oxford. There, he developed research that fleshed out for the first time what recovery from depression actually entailed for patients, thus moving the field beyond the current rhetoric advocating a general 'recovery approach,' by providing signposts as to what that practice might be about. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) subsequently adopted Ridge & Ziebland's (2006) research on recovery extensively in their guidance on the treatment and management of depression in adults in the UK (2010). More recently, he has explored using patient narratives as a form of treatment (Ridge, 2012), and has looked at the very social turn in contemporary depression narratives: specifically how depression is shaped and constructed by social experience (Ridge & Ziebland, 2011). Damien is committed to putting patient evidence at the heart of health considerations. With a h-index of 23 and an i10-index of 35, Damien has published one book and over 70 peer-reviewed academic journal papers/book chapters. His key areas of study are depression, mental health, men's wellbeing, chronic health conditions (e.g. chronic fatigue), HIV and sexuality. His work currently is/has been funded by the MRC/ESRC, NIHR, Department of Health, NHS, Wellcome Trust, Make My Day Better (MMDB), Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT) and various other charities.

  • Chronic health conditions
  • Masculinities and health
  • Patient experience, recovery and mental health
  • Sexual health and HIV
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Complex evaluations of health and social services

Examples of funding

£75,000 for 'The impact of GP burnout and resilience on patient care'. Funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT). Peters, D. & Ridge, D. 2017-2019.

£26,000 for Understanding the support needs of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME): A qualitative meta-synthesis’ (NIHR, Lewith, Pilkington, Ridge, Chew-Graham), 2017-2018.

£90,000 for Is Green Exercise an effective tool for combatting stress in children?’. Wood, C., Clow, A., & Ridge, DT. FST UoW PhD scholarship, 4 years. 2016-2020.

£17,600 for Before we forget: The legacy of the HIV epidemic.’ Ridge, DT. CARA Charity, 2016. 

 £40,889 for ‘Social Prescribing Network for the UK and Ireland.’ Polley, M. (PI), Ridge, DT., Pilkington, K., Herbert, N. Wellcome Trust Seed Award, 2015-2016. 

£40,739 for ‘Graded Exercise Therapy guided Self-help Treatment (GETSET) for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a nested qualitative investigation.’ Ridge, D. (PI), Cheshire, A., and White, P. (Chief Investigator). NIHR, 2014 -2015.

£32,000 for ‘Electroconvulsive therapy: a qualitative study of the experiences of patients and their carers, as part of healthtalk.org.' Ridge, D.T. NIHR funding, 2014.

£140,000 for ‘Proposal to evaluate the role of a health facilitator to support diabetic and pre-diabetic patients in making healthy lifestyle changes’. Polley, M., Ridge, D. & Pilkington, K. Funded by MMDB Charity, 2013-2015.

£142,000 for 'Men's stress and distress clinic'. Funded by Nelson's. Ridge, D. & Peters, D 2012-2014.

£221,004 for 'HIV and Later Life (HALL)'. Funded by the Medical Research Council/Economic and Social Research Council's Life Long Health and Wellbeing scheme. Rosenfeld, D., Ridge, D., Anderson, J., and Catalan, J. 2011-2013

£95,554 for 'How women experience herbs and herbal practice for distress: Implications' Funded by the Make My Day Better Charity'. Green, J., Ridge, D., Whitehouse, J. 2011-2015

£55,480 for 'Evaluation of the Early Intervention Back Pain Service'. Funding from the Kensington & Chelsea PCT, Damien Ridge & Marie Polley, 2010-2011

£70,000 for 'Masculinity and identifying strategies for establishing positive mental wellbeing in later life', University of Westminster PhD Scholarship, Ridge, Cartwright & Knight, 2008-2011

£8,500 for 'Consultancy for Schizophrenia and patient experience', DIPEx, University of Oxford, 2009-2010

£40,000 for 'Evaluating of an osteopathy/acupuncture service for musculoskeletal pain at the Victoria Medical Centre.' Barcapel Foundation, Ridge & Polley, 2009-2010

£60,000 for 'Men, mindfulness & wellbeing', PhD scholarship (Institute of Wellbeing & Health), Ridge, D., Cartwright, T., & Edginton, T.2009-2012

£70,000 for 'BME carers and mental health' (Dept. of Health), 2007-2008

2017

Influences on GP coping and resilience: a qualitative study in primary care (2017)
Cheshire, A., Ridge, Damien T., Hughes, J., Panagioti, M., Peters, D. and Lewith, G. 2017. Influences on GP coping and resilience: a qualitative study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice.
What influences quality of life in older people living with HIV? (2017)
Catalan, J., Ridge, Damien T., Tuffrey, V. and Rosenfeld, D. 2017. What influences quality of life in older people living with HIV? AIDS Research and Therapy. 14 (22).
A survey to determine usual care after cancer treatment within the United Kingdom National Health Service (2017)
Duncan, M., Deane, J., White, P.D., Ridge, Damien T., Roylance, R., Korszun, A., Chalder, T., Bhui, K.S., Thaha, M.A. and Bourke, L. 2017. A survey to determine usual care after cancer treatment within the United Kingdom National Health Service. BMC Cancer . 17 (186).
Care, control and the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) ritual: Making sense of polarised patient narratives (2017)
Knight, F., Ridge, Damien T., McShane, R., Ryan, S. and Griffith, L. 2017. Care, control and the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) ritual: Making sense of polarised patient narratives . Qualitative Health Research.

2016

REFRAME: Resilience training for GPs (2016)
Lynch, S., Lown, M., Rajasingami, D., Peters, D., Ridge, D., Cheshire, A., Fismer, K., Stewart-Brown, S, Lewith, H., Jagger, O. and Lewith, G. 2016. REFRAME: Resilience training for GPs. InnovAiT. 9 (6), p. 356–360.
Beyond maternal death: improving the quality of maternal care through national studies of ‘near-miss’ maternal morbidity (2016)
Knight, M., Acosta, C., Brocklehurst, P., Cheshire, A., FItzpatrick, K., Hinton, L., Jokinen, M., Kemp, B., Kurinczuk, J.J., Lewis, G., Lindquist, A., Locock, L., Nair, M., Patel, N., Quigley, M., Ridge, Damien T., Rivero-Arias, O., Sellers, S. and Shah, A. 2016. Beyond maternal death: improving the quality of maternal care through national studies of ‘near-miss’ maternal morbidity. Programme Grants for Applied Research. 4 (9).
Age and Life Course Location as Interpretive Resources for Decisions Regarding Disclosure of HIV to Parents and Children: Findings from the HIV and Later Life Study (2016)
Rosenfeld, D., Ridge, Damien T., Catalan, J. and Delpech, V. 2016. Age and Life Course Location as Interpretive Resources for Decisions Regarding Disclosure of HIV to Parents and Children: Findings from the HIV and Later Life Study. Journal of Aging Studies. 38, pp. 81-91.
Graded Exercise Therapy Guided Self-Help Trial for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (GETSET): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial and Interview Study (2016)
Clark, L.V., Mccrone, P., Ridge, Damien T., Cheshire, A., Vergara-Williamson, M., Pesola, F. and White, P.D. 2016. Graded Exercise Therapy Guided Self-Help Trial for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (GETSET): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial and Interview Study. JMIR Research Protocols. 5 (2), p. e70.
How do we improve men’s mental health via primary care? An evaluation of the Atlas Men’s Well-being Pilot Programme for stressed/distressed men (2016)
Cheshire, A., Peters, D. and Ridge, Damien T. 2016. How do we improve men’s mental health via primary care? An evaluation of the Atlas Men’s Well-being Pilot Programme for stressed/distressed men. BMC Family Practice. 17 (13).
New Ways of Being a Man: “Positive” Hegemonic Masculinity in Meditation-based Communities of Practice (2016)
Lomas, Tim, Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2016. New Ways of Being a Man: “Positive” Hegemonic Masculinity in Meditation-based Communities of Practice. Men and Masculinities. 19 (3), pp. 289-310.

2015

Starting antidepressant use: a qualitative synthesis of UK and Australian data (2015)
Anderson, C., Kirkpatrick, S., Ridge, Damien T., Kokanovic, R. and Tanner, C. 2015. Starting antidepressant use: a qualitative synthesis of UK and Australian data. BMJ Open. 5 (e008636).
'My dirty little habit': patient constructions of antidepressant use and the ‘crisis’ of legitimacy (2015)
Ridge, Damien T., Kokanovic, R., Broom, A., Kirkpatrick, S., Anderson, C. and Tanner, C. 2015. 'My dirty little habit': patient constructions of antidepressant use and the ‘crisis’ of legitimacy. Social Science & Medicine. 146, p. 53–61.
Cultivating equanimity through mindfulness meditation: a mixed methods enquiry into the development of decentring capabilities in men (2015)
Lomas, T., Edginton, T.L., Cartwright, T. and Ridge, Damien T. 2015. Cultivating equanimity through mindfulness meditation: a mixed methods enquiry into the development of decentring capabilities in men. International Journal of Wellbeing. 5 (3), pp. 88-106.
Interaction Rituals and Jumbled Emotions Among “Relative Strangers”: Simulated Patient Work on a Trainee Complementary Therapy Practitioner Program (2015)
Fixsen, A., Ridge, Damien T., Kirkpatrick, S. and Foot, D. 2015. Interaction Rituals and Jumbled Emotions Among “Relative Strangers”: Simulated Patient Work on a Trainee Complementary Therapy Practitioner Program . Sage Open. pp. 1-12.

2014

A religion of wellbeing? The appeal of Buddhism to men in London, United Kingdom (2014)
Lomas, Tim, Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2014. A religion of wellbeing? The appeal of Buddhism to men in London, United Kingdom. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 6 (3), pp. 198-207.
A qualitative analysis of experiential challenges associatedwith meditation practice (2014)
Lomas, Tim, Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2014. A qualitative analysis of experiential challenges associatedwith meditation practice. Mindfulness.
Men developing emotional intelligence through meditation? Integrating narrative, cognitive and electroencephalography (EEG) evidence (2014)
Lomas, Tim, Edginton, T.L., Cartwright, T. and Ridge, Damien T. 2014. Men developing emotional intelligence through meditation? Integrating narrative, cognitive and electroencephalography (EEG) evidence. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. 15 (2), pp. 213-224.
Vital scientific puzzle or lived uncertainty? Professional and lived approaches to the uncertainties of ageing with HIV (2014)
Rosenfeld, D., Ridge, Damien T. and Von Lob, G. 2014. Vital scientific puzzle or lived uncertainty? Professional and lived approaches to the uncertainties of ageing with HIV. Health Sociology Review. 23 (1), pp. 20-32.
Gender comparisons in non-acute cardiac symptom recognition and subsequent help-seeking decisions: a mixed methods study protocol (2014)
Ridge, Damien T., Cheshire, A. and Stain Nolan 2014. Gender comparisons in non-acute cardiac symptom recognition and subsequent help-seeking decisions: a mixed methods study protocol. BMJ Open. 4 (10), p. e005742.
Engagement with meditation as a positive health trajectory: Divergent narratives of progress in male meditators (2014)
Lomas, Tim, Ridge, Damien T., Cartwright, T. and Edginton, T.L. 2014. Engagement with meditation as a positive health trajectory: Divergent narratives of progress in male meditators. Psychology & Health. 29 (2), pp. 218-236.

2013

'It was the most beautiful country I have ever seen': the role of Somali narrative in adapting to a new country (2013)
Ramsden, R. and Ridge, Damien T. 2013. 'It was the most beautiful country I have ever seen': the role of Somali narrative in adapting to a new country. Journal of Refugee Studies. 26 (2), pp. 226-246.
I was so done in that I just recognized it very plainly, “You need to do something”’: men’s narratives of struggle, distress and turning to meditation (2013)
Lomas, Tim, Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2013. I was so done in that I just recognized it very plainly, “You need to do something”’: men’s narratives of struggle, distress and turning to meditation. Health. 17 (2), pp. 191-208.
Patient outcomes and experiences of an acupuncture and self-care service for persistent low back pain in the NHS: a mixed methods approach (2013)
Cheshire, A., Polley, M.J., Peters, D. and Ridge, Damien T. 2013. Patient outcomes and experiences of an acupuncture and self-care service for persistent low back pain in the NHS: a mixed methods approach. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 13 (1), p. 300.

2012

Performance, emotion work, and transition: challenging experiences of complementary therapy student practitioners commencing clinical practice (2012)
Fixsen Alison and Ridge, Damien T. 2012. Performance, emotion work, and transition: challenging experiences of complementary therapy student practitioners commencing clinical practice. Qualitative Health Research. 22 (9), pp. 1163-1175.
Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression (2012)
Ridge, Damien T. 2012. Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression. Nursing Standard. 26 (47), pp. 35-40.
Understanding depression through a 'coming out' framework (2012)
Ridge, Damien T. and Ziebland, S. 2012. Understanding depression through a 'coming out' framework. Sociology of Health and Illness. 34 (5), pp. 730-745.
Constructing the placebo effect in the placebo wars: What is the way ahead? (2012)
Foot, D. and Ridge, Damien T. 2012. Constructing the placebo effect in the placebo wars: What is the way ahead? Health Sociology Review. 21 (3).

2011

Is it feasible and effective to provide osteopathy and acupuncture for patients with musculoskeletal problems in a GP setting? A service evaluation (2011)
Cheshire, A., Polley, M.J., Peters, D. and Ridge, Damien T. 2011. Is it feasible and effective to provide osteopathy and acupuncture for patients with musculoskeletal problems in a GP setting? A service evaluation. BMC Family Practice. 12 (49), p. 1.
Understanding how men experience, express and cope with mental distress: where next? (2011)
Ridge, Damien T., Emslie, C. and White, A. 2011. Understanding how men experience, express and cope with mental distress: where next? Sociology of Health & Illness. 33 (1), pp. 145-159.

2010

Men behaving well?: Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation (2010)
Lomas, T., Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2010. Men behaving well?: Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation. Psychology & Health. 25 (S1), p. 265.

2009

Mind and body management strategies for chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis (2009)
Shariff, F., Carter, J., Dow, C., Polley, M.J., Salinas, M. and Ridge, Damien T. 2009. Mind and body management strategies for chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis. Qualitative Health Research. 19 (8), pp. 1037-1049.
On becoming a 'recovery ally' for people with depression (editorial) (2009)
Ridge, Damien T. 2009. On becoming a 'recovery ally' for people with depression (editorial). Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 6 (1), pp. 38-41.
Mind and body management strategies for chronic pain & rheumatoid arthritis: strategies in search of wellbeing (2009)
Shariff, F., Carter, J., Dow, C., Polley, M.J., Salinas, M. and Ridge, Damien T. 2009. Mind and body management strategies for chronic pain & rheumatoid arthritis: strategies in search of wellbeing. Qualitative Health Research. 19 (8), pp. 1037-1049.
Book review: Lifting the weight, Praeger, New York (2009)
Ridge, Damien T. 2009. Book review: Lifting the weight, Praeger, New York. International Journal of Men's Health. 8 (2), pp. 182-184.

2008

Like a prayer: the role of spirituality and religion for people living with HIV in the UK (2008)
Ridge, Damien T., Williams, J., Anderson, I. and Elford, J. 2008. Like a prayer: the role of spirituality and religion for people living with HIV in the UK. Sociology of Health and Illness. 30 (3), pp. 413-428.

2007

Positive prevention: contemporary issues facing HIV positive people negotiating sex in the UK (2007)
Ridge, Damien T., Ziebland, S., Williams, J., Anderson, I. and Elford, J. 2007. Positive prevention: contemporary issues facing HIV positive people negotiating sex in the UK. Social Science & Medicine. 65 (4), pp. 755-770.
Exploring men's and women's experiences of depression and engagement with health professionals: more similarities than differences? A qualitative interview study (2007)
Emslie, C., Ridge, Damien T., Ziebland, S. and Hunt, K. 2007. Exploring men's and women's experiences of depression and engagement with health professionals: more similarities than differences? A qualitative interview study. BMC Family Practice. 8 (43).
What criteria do police officers' use to measure the success of an interview with a child witness? (2007)
Wright, R., Powell, M.B. and Ridge, Damien T. 2007. What criteria do police officers' use to measure the success of an interview with a child witness? Psychology, Crime and Law. 13 (4), pp. 395-404.

2006

Remaking the masculine self and coping in the liminal world of the gay 'scene' (2006)
Ridge, Damien T., Plummer, D. and Peasley, D. 2006. Remaking the masculine self and coping in the liminal world of the gay 'scene'. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 8 (6), pp. 501-514.
"Who thinks I need a perfect body?" perceptions and internal dialogue among adolescents about their bodies (2006)
McCabe, M.P., Ricciardelli, L.A. and Ridge, Damien T. 2006. "Who thinks I need a perfect body?" perceptions and internal dialogue among adolescents about their bodies. Sex Roles. 55 (5-6), pp. 409-419.
"The old me could never have done that": how people give meaning to recovery following depression (2006)
Ridge, Damien T. and Ziebland, S. 2006. "The old me could never have done that": how people give meaning to recovery following depression. Qualitative Health Research. 16 (8), pp. 1038-1053.
The construction of the adolescent male body through sport (2006)
Ricciardelli, L.A., McCabe, M.P. and Ridge, Damien T. 2006. The construction of the adolescent male body through sport. Journal of Health Psychology. 11 (4), pp. 577-587.
Men's accounts of depression: reconstructing or resisting hegemonic masculinity? (2006)
Emslie, C., Ridge, Damien T., Ziebland, S. and Hunt, K. 2006. Men's accounts of depression: reconstructing or resisting hegemonic masculinity? Social Science & Medicine. 62 (9), pp. 2246-2257.
Child abuse investigation: an in-depth analysis of how police officers perceive and cope with daily work challenges (2006)
Wright, R., Powell, M.B. and Ridge, Damien T. 2006. Child abuse investigation: an in-depth analysis of how police officers perceive and cope with daily work challenges. Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. 29 (3), pp. 498-512.

2005

Users' experiences of heroin and methadone treatment (2005)
Gourlay, J., Ricciardelli, L.A. and Ridge, Damien T. 2005. Users' experiences of heroin and methadone treatment. Substance Use & Misuse. 40 (12), pp. 1875-1882.
Mothers reframing physical activity: family oriented politicism, transgression and contested expertise in Australia (2005)
Lewis, B. and Ridge, Damien T. 2005. Mothers reframing physical activity: family oriented politicism, transgression and contested expertise in Australia. Social Science & Medicine. 60 (10), pp. 2295-2306.

2004

'It was an incredible thrill': the social meanings and dynamics of younger gay men's experiences of barebacking in Melbourne (2004)
Ridge, Damien T. 2004. 'It was an incredible thrill': the social meanings and dynamics of younger gay men's experiences of barebacking in Melbourne. Sexualities. 7 (3), pp. 259-279.
Book review: The new public health (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press (2004)
Ridge, Damien T. 2004. Book review: The new public health (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 10.

2003

"Most useful": a rapid qualitative approach to mapping young peoples issues and programs in Vietnam (2003)
Ridge, Damien T. 2003. "Most useful": a rapid qualitative approach to mapping young peoples issues and programs in Vietnam. Development Bulletin. 62, pp. 70-74.
Being there: how teachers of students facing adversity promote positive relationships (2003)
Ridge, Damien T., Sheehan, M., Marshall, B., Maher, S. and Carlisle, R. 2003. Being there: how teachers of students facing adversity promote positive relationships. Qualitative Research Journal. 3 (2), pp. 5-21.

2002

Finding a place for health in the schooling process: a challenge for education (2002)
Ridge, Damien T., Northfield, J., St Leger, L., Marshall, B., Sheehan, M. and Maher, S. 2002. Finding a place for health in the schooling process: a challenge for education. Australian Journal of Education. 46 (1), pp. 19-33.
School health polices and practices in Victoria – a comparison involving socio-economic status and school geographical location (2002)
St Leger, L., Maher, S., Ridge, Damien T., Marshall, B., Sheehan, M. and Gibbons, C. 2002. School health polices and practices in Victoria – a comparison involving socio-economic status and school geographical location. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 13 (3), pp. 201-204.
'This was a great project!': Reflections on a mental health promotion project in a remote indigenous school (2002)
Sheehan, M., Ridge, Damien T. and Marshall, B. 2002. 'This was a great project!': Reflections on a mental health promotion project in a remote indigenous school. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 13 (3), pp. 201-204.

2001

The value of asthma camps for young people in Victoria, Australia (2001)
Lord, A., St Leger, L., Ridge, Damien T. and Elisha, D. 2001. The value of asthma camps for young people in Victoria, Australia. Contemporary Nurse. 11 (2-3), pp. 133-141.
"I will start treatment when I think the time is right": HIV-positive gay men talk about their decision not to access antiretroviral therapy (2001)
Gold, R.S. and Ridge, Damien T. 2001. "I will start treatment when I think the time is right": HIV-positive gay men talk about their decision not to access antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care. 13 (6), pp. 693-708.
"You become really close... you talk about the silly things you did, and we laugh": the role of binge drinking in female secondary students' lives (2001)
Sheehan, M. and Ridge, Damien T. 2001. "You become really close... you talk about the silly things you did, and we laugh": the role of binge drinking in female secondary students' lives. Substance Use & Misuse. 36 (3), pp. 347-372.
Erasing the margins: youth marginalisation round table (YMaRT), building relationships and youth directed initiatives: a report from the round table (2001)
Ridge, Damien T. 2001. Erasing the margins: youth marginalisation round table (YMaRT), building relationships and youth directed initiatives: a report from the round table. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 12 (3), pp. 196-198.
Building relations and youth directed initiatives in research and services (2001)
Ridge, Damien T. 2001. Building relations and youth directed initiatives in research and services. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 12 (3), pp. 6-8.

2000

Jump rope for heart: evaluating a cardiovascular health programme for primary school students (2000)
Thistlewaite, K., St Leger, L., Ridge, Damien T. and Maher, S. 2000. Jump rope for heart: evaluating a cardiovascular health programme for primary school students. ACHPER Austalia Healthy Lifestyles Journal. 47 (2), pp. 5-8.

1999

"Asian" men on the scene: challenges to "gay communities" (1999)
Ridge, Damien T., Hee, A. and Minichiello, V. 1999. "Asian" men on the scene: challenges to "gay communities". Journal of Homosexuality. 36 (3/4), pp. 43-68.
Being 'real' in suicide prevention evaluation: the role of the ethnographer's emotions under traumatic conditions (1999)
Ridge, Damien T., Hee, A. and Aroni, R. 1999. Being 'real' in suicide prevention evaluation: the role of the ethnographer's emotions under traumatic conditions. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 5 (3), pp. 21-31.

1997

From pharmaceuticals to alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS: what is the potential? (1997)
Ridge, Damien T. and Arachne, J. 1997. From pharmaceuticals to alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS: what is the potential? Health Care Analysis. 5 (4), pp. 275-282.
Queer connections: community, the scene and an epidemic (1997)
Ridge, Damien T., Minichiello, V. and Plummer, D. 1997. Queer connections: community, the scene and an epidemic. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 26 (23), pp. 146-181.

1996

Religiosity, sexual behaviour and safe sex practices: further evidence (1996)
Minichiello, V., Paxton, S., Cowling, V., Cross, G., Savage, J. and Ridge, Damien T. 1996. Religiosity, sexual behaviour and safe sex practices: further evidence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 20 (3), pp. 321-323.
Negotiated safety: not negotiable or safe? (1996)
Ridge, Damien T. 1996. Negotiated safety: not negotiable or safe? Venereology. 9 (2), pp. 98-100.

1994

Knowledge and practice of sexual safety in Melbourne gay men in the nineties (1994)
Ridge, Damien T., Plummer, D. and Minichiello, V. 1994. Knowledge and practice of sexual safety in Melbourne gay men in the nineties. Australian Journal of Public Health. 18 (3), pp. 319-325.
Young gay men and HIV: running the risk? (1994)
Ridge, Damien T., Plummer, D. and Minichiello, V. 1994. Young gay men and HIV: running the risk? AIDS Care. 6 (4), pp. 371-378.

2015

Atlas Men’s Well-being Programme: Evaluation Report (2015)
Cheshire, A. and Ridge, Damien T. 2015. Atlas Men’s Well-being Programme: Evaluation Report. London Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster.

2012

Evaluation of the experience led commissioning in end of life care project (2012)
Cheshire, A. and Ridge, Damien T. 2012. Evaluation of the experience led commissioning in end of life care project. University of Westminster.

2014

‘I just went with hope, because I thought I’m doing something’: Women’s Experiences of Western Herbal Practice for Distress (2014)
Yates, A., Whitehouse, J., Ridge, Damien T. and Green, J. 2014. ‘I just went with hope, because I thought I’m doing something’: Women’s Experiences of Western Herbal Practice for Distress. College of Medicine Multi-Disciplinary Student Summer School. King's College School of Nursing and Midwifery 05 Sep 2014
How women experience distress, and western herbal practice for the treatment of distress: implications for health care and self-management approaches (2014)
Yates, A., Whitehouse, J., Ridge, Damien T. and Green, J. 2014. How women experience distress, and western herbal practice for the treatment of distress: implications for health care and self-management approaches. University of Westminster Post-Graduate Fair. Univeristy of Westminster 29 Apr 2014

2013

How women use and experience western herbal practice for distress: implications for health care and self-management approaches. (2013)
Yates, A., Green, J., Whitehouse, J. and Ridge, Damien T. 2013. How women use and experience western herbal practice for distress: implications for health care and self-management approaches. CAMSTRAND 2013. University of Westminster 02 Jul 2013 Elsevier.

2011

Theorising men and distress: What’s on the horizon for research and scholarship? (2011)
Ridge, Damien T., Emslie, C. and White, A. 2011. Theorising men and distress: What’s on the horizon for research and scholarship? International Society of Critical Health Psychology, 7th Biennial Conference. Adelaide, Australia 18 - 20 Apr 2011
GPs make the NICE 2009 back pain guidelines work for patients in difficult financial times? (2011)
Rankine, S., Peters, D. and Ridge, Damien T. 2011. GPs make the NICE 2009 back pain guidelines work for patients in difficult financial times? College of Medicine Annual Conference. Mansion House, London 19 May 2011
Men behaving well? Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation (2011)
Lomas, T., Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2011. Men behaving well? Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation. BSA Medical Sociology Group 43rd Annual Conference 2011. University of Chester 14 - 16 Sep 2011
Men behaving well? Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation (2011)
Lomas, T., Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T. 2011. Men behaving well? Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation. 7th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP). Adelaide, South Australia 18 -20 Apr 2011

2010

Opening up male subjectivity: where are we heading? (2010)
Ridge, Damien T. 2010. Opening up male subjectivity: where are we heading? "Self-health": a workshop on the new forms of patients’ narratives, subjectivities & ethics in healthcare. London School of Economics and Political Science 18 June 2010

2009

Mind and body strategies for chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis: strategies in search of wellbeing (2009)
Ridge, Damien T., Shariff, F., Carter, J., Dow, C., Polley, M.J. and Salinas, M. 2009. Mind and body strategies for chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis: strategies in search of wellbeing. Medical Sociology Group 41st Annual Conference 2009. University of Manchester 03 - 05 Sep 2009 pp. 99

2010

Men, distress and performativity (2010)
Ridge, Damien T. 2010. Men, distress and performativity. in: The 8th biennial international Qualitative Research Conference, Bournemouth, 6-8th September 2010 Bournemouth University. pp. 45

2009

Postcards from the edge: HIV positive narratives of sex and relationship breakdown among gay men (2009)
Ridge, Damien T. and Wright, R. 2009. Postcards from the edge: HIV positive narratives of sex and relationship breakdown among gay men. in: Hammack, P.L. and Cohler, B.J. (ed.) The story of sexual identity: narrative perspectives on the gay and lesbian life course Oxford Oxford University Press. pp. 251-274

2004

"You become really close...You talk about the silly things you did and we laugh": the role of binge drinking in secondary students' lives (2004)
Sheehan, M. and Ridge, Damien T. 2004. "You become really close...You talk about the silly things you did and we laugh": the role of binge drinking in secondary students' lives. in: Palacios, W.R. (ed.) Cocktails and dreams: perspectives on drug and alcohol use New Jersey Prentice Hall.
Social determinants of mental health for young same-sex attracted men (2004)
Ridge, Damien T. 2004. Social determinants of mental health for young same-sex attracted men. in: Keleher, H. and Murphy, B. (ed.) Understanding health: a determinants approach Oxford Oxford University Press.

2003

The health of young gays and lesbians (2003)
Ridge, Damien T. 2003. The health of young gays and lesbians. in: Liamputtong, P. and Gardner, H. (ed.) Health, social change & communities Melbourne Oxford University Press.
The construction of the adolescent male body through sports (2003)
Ricciardelli, L.A., McCabe, M.P. and Ridge, Damien T. 2003. The construction of the adolescent male body through sports. in: Australian Journal of Psychology. Combined abstracts of 2003 Australian Psychological Conferences Australia Australian Psychological Society Ltd.. pp. 207

1998

Asian men on the scene: challenges to 'gay communities' (1998)
Ridge, Damien T., Hee, A. and Minichiello, V. 1998. Asian men on the scene: challenges to 'gay communities'. in: Jackson, P.A. and Sullivan, G. (ed.) Multicultural queer: Australian narratives New York Haworth Press.

2009

Recovery from depression using the narrative approach: a guide for doctors, complementary therapists, and mental health professionals (2009)
Ridge, Damien T. 2009. Recovery from depression using the narrative approach: a guide for doctors, complementary therapists, and mental health professionals. London, UK Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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