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Publications & Media Work


Living with Bariatric Surgery:

Managing your mind and your weight.


Ratcliffe, D. (2015). Psychological Assessment of the Bariatric Surgery Patient.In S. Agrawal (Ed.), Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: A Practical Guide. New York: Springer.

Newspaper & magazine interviews


My Big Fat Operation. Thumbs Up Productions for Sky TV.

The Shut Ins: Britain's fattest people.  Blink Productions for Channel 4.

Research papers


Ratcliffe, D., Doyle, J., Sogg, S & Rassool, S. (2016).Letter to the Editor: Comment on “The Impact of Psychological Support on Weight Loss Post Weight Loss Surgery: a Randomised Control Trial”. Obesity Surgery, 26, 4, 859-860.


Ratcliffe, D., Sogg, S. & Friedman (2014). Letter to the Editor: A comparative study of three year weight loss and outcomes after laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients with “yellow light” psychological clearance. Obesity Surgery, DOI 10.1007/s11695-014-1445-1.


Ratcliffe, D., Ali, R., Ellison, N., Khatun, M. & Coffey, C. (2014) Bariatric Psychology in the UK National Health Service: input across the patient pathway. BMC Obesity


Nightingale, A., Ratcliffe, D., Leonidou, L., Margetts, A., Asboe, D., Gazzard. B, Catalan, J.,  Barber, TJ(2014). HIV-related neurocognitive impairment screening: the patient’s perspective on its utility and psychological impact. AIDS Care, 26, 8, 1036-1041.


Barber, T., Bradshaw, D., Hughes, D. J., Margetts, A., Ratcliffe, D., Thornton, S., Pozniak, A., Asboe, D., Mandalia, S., Boffito, M. & Catalan J. (2014). Screening for HIV related neurocognitive impairment – challenges and opportunities. AIDS Care, 26, 2, 160-168.


Ratcliffe, D.  & Ellison, N. (2013).Obesity and internalised weight stigma: a formulation model for an emerging psychological problem. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Advance online publication.


Ratcliffe, D., Khatun, M. & Ali, R. (2012). Psychological gains and losses following bariatric surgery: a patient survey. Clinical Psychology Forum, 239, 40-45.

Ratcliffe D (2009). Development of a psychology service in an NHS weight loss surgery clinic. Clinical Psychology Forum, 204, 20-24. 


Ratcliffe, D., Macleod, A. &Sensky, T. (2006).  Anxiety in patients who have had a myocardial infarction: The maintaining role of perceived physical sensations and causal attributions.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 201-217.


Fallowfield, L., Ratcliffe, D., Jenkins, V. & Saul, J. (2001).Psychiatric morbidity and its recognition by doctors in patients with cancer.British Journal of Cancer, 84, 8, 1011-1015.


Ford, S., Hall, A. Ratcliffe, D. &Fallowfield L. (2000).  The Medical Interaction Process System (MIPS): An instrument for analysing interviews of oncologists and patients with cancer.  Social Science & Medicine, 50, 4, 553-566.


Ratcliffe, D., Souhami, A., Ford, S. &Fallowfield, L (1998). Patientsatisfaction with communication: a new instrument. Patient Education & Counselling, 34, 1, 24.


Fallowfield, L., Ratcliffe, D. &Souhami, R. (1997).  Clinicians Attitudes to Clinical Trials of Cancer Therapy.European Journal of Cancer, 33, 13, 2221-2229.

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