Professor Damien Ridge

Professor of Health Studies

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Damien is Professor of Health Studies, and a psychotherapist working in the community. He has a background in public health, sociology 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). Originally in 2006 at the University of Westminster, Damien led the Patient Experience Research Group. The Patient Experience Research Group was highlighted in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) as an up-and-coming strength within the University. The group has expanded considerably, and he currently co-chairs the group as 'Perspectives in Health' with Professor Volker Scheid, which has seen over £2,000,000 in funding since 2009. Damien is committed to putting patient expertise at considerations. As well as being a specialist in qualitative research and complex evaluations for over 18 years, Damien provides psychotherapy in the community at a reduced rate. Damien has recently published a book on how patients go about recovering from depression (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009), as well as over 50 peer-reviewed academic journal papers and book chapters. Currently, he has turned his attention to men's well-being, specifically looking at the ways in which men are changing, and in particular, the constructive aspects of this change. He is also funded for research into chronic pain, herbal medicine and distress, and how people manage their HIV in later life (MRC funded).

Read Damien's Huffingtonpost blogs

Creating Hope Out of Your Depression

Braveheart? Men Open Up

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

Current Projects

  • Evaluating an early intervention back pain project for the Kensington and Chelsea PCT, Ridge, D., Polley, M. & Cheshire, A., 2010-2011
  • How talking therapists understand men, their distress, and good treatment approaches. Ridge, D. & Collard, P. 2011-2012
  • Experiencing and Managing HIV/AIDS in Later Life. 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
  • How women experience herbs and herbal practice for distress: Implications. Funded by Make My Day Better charity. Green, J., Ridge, D., Whitehouse, J. 2011-2015
  • Evaluating a proposal to test experience led commissioning of end of life care with Pathfinder Healthcare Development Community Interest Company through Health Works GP Commissioning Consortia
  • Men, masculinities and identifying strategies for establishing positive mental wellbeing in later life, Natasha Gravill (PhD scholarship holder), 2009-2012
  • Men, mindfulness & wellbeing, (Tim Lomas, PhD scholarship holder) (Institute of Wellbeing & Health), 2008-2012

Funding

£142,000 for 'Men's stress and distress clinic'. Funded by Nelson's. Ridge, D. & Peters, D 2012-2014£70,000 for 'Narratives of Egyptian breast cancer survivors - a cross-cultural study with western narratives', (Hala Ghoz, PhD Scholarship), Polley, M., & Ridge, D. 2011-2015.£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£70,000 for 'Proposal to test experience led commissioning of end of life care with Pathfinder Healthcare Development Community Interest Company through Health Works GP Commissioning Consortia'. Funding from Department of Health (with contribution from University of Westminster), Craig, Locock, Ridge, Robert, Pall, 2011£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

2016

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.
Beyond maternal death: improving the quality of maternal care through national studies of ‘near-miss’ maternal morbidity Programme Grants for Applied Research 4 (9) 2050-4322
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.
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 81-91 0890-4065
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.
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) e70 1929-0748
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.
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) 1471-2296
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.
New Ways of Being a Man: “Positive” Hegemonic Masculinity in Meditation-based Communities of Practice Men and Masculinities 19 (3) 289-310 1097-184X

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.
Starting antidepressant use: a qualitative synthesis of UK and Australian data BMJ Open 5 (e008636) 2044-6055
'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.
'My dirty little habit': patient constructions of antidepressant use and the ‘crisis’ of legitimacy Social Science & Medicine 146 53–61 0277-9536
Interaction rituals and jumbled emotions among “relative strangers” simulated patient work on a trainee complementary therapy practitioner program (2015)
Fixsen Alison, Ridge, Damien T., Kirkpatrick, S. and Foot, D.
Interaction rituals and jumbled emotions among “relative strangers” simulated patient work on a trainee complementary therapy practitioner program Sage Open (July-Sept) 1-12 2158-2440
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.
Cultivating equanimity through mindfulness meditation: a mixed methods enquiry into the development of decentring capabilities in men International Journal of Wellbeing 5 (3) 88-106 1179-8602
Interaction Rituals and Jumbled Emotions Among “Relative Strangers” (2015)
Fixsen, A., Ridge, Damien T., Kirkpatrick, S. and Foot, D.
Interaction Rituals and Jumbled Emotions Among “Relative Strangers” Sage Open 1-12 2158-2440

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.
A religion of wellbeing? The appeal of Buddhism to men in London, United Kingdom Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 6 (3) 198-207 1941-1022
A qualitative analysis of experiential challenges associatedwith meditation practice (2014)
Lomas, Tim, Cartwright, T., Edginton, T.L. and Ridge, Damien T.
A qualitative analysis of experiential challenges associatedwith meditation practice Mindfulness 1868-8527
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.
Men developing emotional intelligence through meditation? Integrating narrative, cognitive and electroencephalography (EEG) evidence Psychology of Men & Masculinity 15 (2) 213-224 1524-9220
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.
Vital scientific puzzle or lived uncertainty? Professional and lived approaches to the uncertainties of ageing with HIV Health Sociology Review 23 (1) 20-32 1446-1242
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
Gender comparisons in non-acute cardiac symptom recognition and subsequent help-seeking decisions: a mixed methods study protocol BMJ Open 4 (10) e005742 2044-6055
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.
Engagement with meditation as a positive health trajectory: Divergent narratives of progress in male meditators Psychology & Health 29 (2) 218-236 0887-0446

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.
'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) 226-246 0951-6328
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.
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) 191-208 1363-4593
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.
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) 300 1472-6882

2012

Performance, emotion work, and transition: challenging experiences of complementary therapy student practitioners commencing clinical practice (2012)
Fixsen Alison and Ridge, Damien T.
Performance, emotion work, and transition: challenging experiences of complementary therapy student practitioners commencing clinical practice Qualitative Health Research 22 (9) 1163-1175 1049-7323
Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression (2012)
Ridge, Damien T.
Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression Nursing Standard 26 (47) 35-40 0029-6570
Understanding depression through a 'coming out' framework (2012)
Ridge, Damien T. and Ziebland, S.
Understanding depression through a 'coming out' framework Sociology of Health and Illness 34 (5) 730-745 0141-9889
Constructing the placebo effect in the placebo wars: What is the way ahead? (2012)
Foot, D. and Ridge, Damien T.
Constructing the placebo effect in the placebo wars: What is the way ahead? Health Sociology Review 21 (3) 1446-1242

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.
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) 1 1471-2296
Understanding how men experience, express and cope with mental distress: where next? (2011)
Ridge, Damien T., Emslie, C. and White, A.
Understanding how men experience, express and cope with mental distress: where next? Sociology of Health & Illness 33 (1) 145-159 0141-9889

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.
Men behaving well?: Journeys towards constructive engagement with well-being through meditation Psychology & Health 25 (S1) 265 0887-0446

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.
Mind and body management strategies for chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis Qualitative Health Research 19 (8) 1037-1049 1049-7323
On becoming a 'recovery ally' for people with depression (editorial) (2009)
Ridge, Damien T.
On becoming a 'recovery ally' for people with depression (editorial) Journal of Holistic Healthcare 6 (1) 38-41 1743-9493
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.
Mind and body management strategies for chronic pain & rheumatoid arthritis: strategies in search of wellbeing Qualitative Health Research 19 (8) 1037-1049 1049-7323
Book review: Lifting the weight, Praeger, New York (2009)
Ridge, Damien T.
Book review: Lifting the weight, Praeger, New York International Journal of Men's Health 8 (2) 182-184 1532-6306

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.
Like a prayer: the role of spirituality and religion for people living with HIV in the UK Sociology of Health and Illness 30 (3) 413-428 0141-9889

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.
Positive prevention: contemporary issues facing HIV positive people negotiating sex in the UK Social Science & Medicine 65 (4) 755-770 0277-9536
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.
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) 1471-2296
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.
What criteria do police officers' use to measure the success of an interview with a child witness? Psychology, Crime and Law 13 (4) 395-404 1068-316X

2006

Remaking the masculine self and coping in the liminal world of the gay 'scene' (2006)
Ridge, Damien T., Plummer, D. and Peasley, D.
Remaking the masculine self and coping in the liminal world of the gay 'scene' Culture, Health & Sexuality 8 (6) 501-514 1369-1058
"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.
"Who thinks I need a perfect body?" perceptions and internal dialogue among adolescents about their bodies Sex Roles 55 (5-6) 409-419 0360-0025
"The old me could never have done that": how people give meaning to recovery following depression (2006)
Ridge, Damien T. and Ziebland, S.
"The old me could never have done that": how people give meaning to recovery following depression Qualitative Health Research 16 (8) 1038-1053 1049-7323
The construction of the adolescent male body through sport (2006)
Ricciardelli, L.A., McCabe, M.P. and Ridge, Damien T.
The construction of the adolescent male body through sport Journal of Health Psychology 11 (4) 577-587 1359-1053
Men's accounts of depression: reconstructing or resisting hegemonic masculinity? (2006)
Emslie, C., Ridge, Damien T., Ziebland, S. and Hunt, K.
Men's accounts of depression: reconstructing or resisting hegemonic masculinity? Social Science & Medicine 62 (9) 2246-2257 0277-9536
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.
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) 498-512 1363-951X

2005

Users' experiences of heroin and methadone treatment (2005)
Gourlay, J., Ricciardelli, L.A. and Ridge, Damien T.
Users' experiences of heroin and methadone treatment Substance Use & Misuse 40 (12) 1875-1882 1082-6084
Mothers reframing physical activity: family oriented politicism, transgression and contested expertise in Australia (2005)
Lewis, B. and Ridge, Damien T.
Mothers reframing physical activity: family oriented politicism, transgression and contested expertise in Australia Social Science & Medicine 60 (10) 2295-2306 0277-9536

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.
'It was an incredible thrill': the social meanings and dynamics of younger gay men's experiences of barebacking in Melbourne Sexualities 7 (3) 259-279 1363-4607
Book review: The new public health (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press (2004)
Ridge, Damien T.
Book review: The new public health (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press Australian Journal of Primary Health 10 1448-7527

2003

"Most useful": a rapid qualitative approach to mapping young peoples issues and programs in Vietnam (2003)
Ridge, Damien T.
"Most useful": a rapid qualitative approach to mapping young peoples issues and programs in Vietnam Development Bulletin 62 70-74 1035-1132
Being there: how teachers of students facing adversity promote positive relationships (2003)
Ridge, Damien T., Sheehan, M., Marshall, B., Maher, S. and Carlisle, R.
Being there: how teachers of students facing adversity promote positive relationships Qualitative Research Journal 3 (2) 5-21 1448-0980

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.
Finding a place for health in the schooling process: a challenge for education Australian Journal of Education 46 (1) 19-33 0004-9441
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.
School health polices and practices in Victoria – a comparison involving socio-economic status and school geographical location Health Promotion Journal of Australia 13 (3) 201-204 1036-1073
'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.
'This was a great project!': Reflections on a mental health promotion project in a remote indigenous school Health Promotion Journal of Australia 13 (3) 201-204 1036-1073

2001

The value of asthma camps for young people in Victoria, Australia (2001)
Lord, A., St Leger, L., Ridge, Damien T. and Elisha, D.
The value of asthma camps for young people in Victoria, Australia Contemporary Nurse 11 (2-3) 133-141 1037-6178
"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.
"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) 693-708 0954-0121
"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.
"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) 347-372 1082-6084
Erasing the margins: youth marginalisation round table (YMaRT), building relationships and youth directed initiatives: a report from the round table (2001)
Ridge, Damien T.
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) 196-198 1036-1073
Building relations and youth directed initiatives in research and services (2001)
Ridge, Damien T.
Building relations and youth directed initiatives in research and services Health Promotion Journal of Australia 12 (3) 6-8 1036-1073

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.
Jump rope for heart: evaluating a cardiovascular health programme for primary school students ACHPER Austalia Healthy Lifestyles Journal 47 (2) 5-8 1445-8918

1999

"Asian" men on the scene: challenges to "gay communities" (1999)
Ridge, Damien T., Hee, A. and Minichiello, V.
"Asian" men on the scene: challenges to "gay communities" Journal of Homosexuality 36 (3/4) 43-68 0091-8369
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.
Being 'real' in suicide prevention evaluation: the role of the ethnographer's emotions under traumatic conditions Australian Journal of Primary Health 5 (3) 21-31 1448-7527

1997

From pharmaceuticals to alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS: what is the potential? (1997)
Ridge, Damien T. and Arachne, J.
From pharmaceuticals to alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS: what is the potential? Health Care Analysis 5 (4) 275-282 1065-3058
Queer connections: community, the scene and an epidemic (1997)
Ridge, Damien T., Minichiello, V. and Plummer, D.
Queer connections: community, the scene and an epidemic Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 26 (23) 146-181 0891-2416

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.
Religiosity, sexual behaviour and safe sex practices: further evidence Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 20 (3) 321-323 1326-0200
Negotiated safety: not negotiable or safe? (1996)
Ridge, Damien T.
Negotiated safety: not negotiable or safe? Venereology 9 (2) 98-100 1032-1012

1994

Knowledge and practice of sexual safety in Melbourne gay men in the nineties (1994)
Ridge, Damien T., Plummer, D. and Minichiello, V.
Knowledge and practice of sexual safety in Melbourne gay men in the nineties Australian Journal of Public Health 18 (3) 319-325 1035-7319
Young gay men and HIV: running the risk? (1994)
Ridge, Damien T., Plummer, D. and Minichiello, V.
Young gay men and HIV: running the risk? AIDS Care 6 (4) 371-378 0954-0121

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.
‘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.
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.
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 GmbH

2011

Theorising men and distress: What’s on the horizon for research and scholarship? (2011)
Ridge, Damien T., Emslie, C. and White, A.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

2012

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

2010

Men, distress and performativity (2010)
Ridge, Damien T.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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