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Researching the Therapeutic Impact of Words (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2019, July). Researching the Therapeutic Impact of Words. Paper presented at Creative Bridges International: Work and Research with Words for Wellbeing

This presentation outlines different projects researching therapeutic writing for disordered eating. It aims to disseminate these research findings as well as to describe some of the many obstacles to conducting and publishing research in this area.

Where is the service user voice in our research? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. E. (2019, June). Where is the service user voice in our research?. Presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Health intervention research has been criticised for a lack of focus on investigating acceptability, before examining efficacy and effectiveness. There are clear moral and ethical arguments for giving voice to service users’ experiences of helpful a... Read More about Where is the service user voice in our research?.

Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Halliwell, E., Williamson, H., & Atkinson, M. (2019, June). Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study. Poster presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Mindful Eating – Conscious Living™ (ME-CL) is a mindfulness-based programme originating in the US which aims to reduce anxiety around food and eating. While the programme is being delivered widely, it has never been tested under research conditions.... Read More about Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study.

Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2018, June). Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 8

Whilst participants with a disfiguring or appearance altering condition have expressed distress, fear, and anxiety in relation to their capacity to engage in physical intimacy and romantic relationships, there exists no measure of the perceived impac... Read More about Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale.

Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2018, June). Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 8

There is a need for new and creative psychological therapies for anorexia in particular, as it has the highest bed cost and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition, and few NICE recommended clinical treatments. Interventions which ca... Read More about Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review.

Being looked at and exposing yourself: Appearance altering conditions and stigma (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2017, September). Being looked at and exposing yourself: Appearance altering conditions and stigma. Paper presented at BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2017

Accepted conference proceedings from the BPS DHP Annual Conference, 2017: Cardiff.

Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2017, June). Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review. Poster presented at Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2017

This poster will present the results of a recently completed systematic review examining whether therapeutic writing could improve outcomes for clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. There is a great need for new and creative psychological therapi... Read More about Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review.

The Development of the CARe Burn Scales (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Griffiths, C., Guest, E., Grzeda, M., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2017, May). The Development of the CARe Burn Scales. Presented at British Burns Association Annual Conference

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Real-time paediatric respiratory tract infection (RTI) community surveillance: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ perspectives on the use, design and potential impact of a planned intervention (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Moss, T. (2017, February). Real-time paediatric respiratory tract infection (RTI) community surveillance: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ perspectives on the use, design and potential impact of a planned intervention. Paper presented at 3rd CBC Digital Health Conference: Harnessing digital technology for behaviour change

Rationale Over-prescription of antibiotics in primary care is a contributor to burgeoning problem of antimicrobial resistance. Children with respiratory tract infections (RTI) represent a substantial proportion of primary care consultations and anti... Read More about Real-time paediatric respiratory tract infection (RTI) community surveillance: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ perspectives on the use, design and potential impact of a planned intervention.

Group poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of client experience (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2016, June). Group poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of client experience. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Poetry therapy, also known as bibliotherapy or therapeutic creative writing, is an arts-based therapy which uses creative writing or published literature for therapeutic means. Like other art therapies, it may be a useful addition to the range of in... Read More about Group poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of client experience.

“I’ve always thought that I’m not good enough… why would someone good looking want to be with me?”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimacy and intimate relationships (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2016, June). “I’ve always thought that I’m not good enough… why would someone good looking want to be with me?”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimacy and intimate relationships. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Accepted conference proceedings from Appearance Matters 7, London, 2016

Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Armstrong-James, L., Cadogan, J., Williamson, H., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2016, May). Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families. Presented at British Burn Association Annual Meeting 2016,

Introduction Very little published research has evaluated psychosocial interventions for young people with burn injuries. A recent systematic review of psychosocial interventions for those with a range of appearance-altering conditions and injuries... Read More about Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families.

A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimate relationships: Methodological reflections (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., & Rumsey, N. (2016, April). A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimate relationships: Methodological reflections. Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2016

Accepted conference proceedings from the BPS Annual Conference, 2016: Nottingham. Presented as one of four papers in a symposium entitled "Looking Different: Contemporary research and interventions in appearance psychology"

Influencing change: When theory isn’t enough (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, July). Influencing change: When theory isn’t enough. Presented at Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence Launch Event



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