Dr Ryan Essex

Dr Ryan Essex BHSc, GradDipPsych, BSocSc (Psych) (Hons), MHL, MPH, PhD

Research Fellow

Ryan has been a Research Fellow with the University of Greenwich since December 2019.

He is most broadly interested in bioethics, public health ethics and refugee/migrant health. He has a particular interest in how the healthcare community positions itself in the face on injustice and utilises extra-institutional political channels to pursue change. Ryan is also interested in how theory and frameworks from other disciplines can be utilised to facilitate clinical decision making within clinical/medical ethics. In addition to this he haa an interest in refugee and migrant health, particularly how this relates to justice and the ethical questions this raises.

Responsibilities within the university

Ryan is presently a Research Fellow with the Centres for Professional Workforce Development and Chronic Illness and Ageing within The Institute for Lifecourse Development

Recent publications

Article

Essex, Ryan , Dillard-Wright, Jess, Aitchison, Guy, Aked, Hil (2023), Everyday resistance in the UK’s National Health Service. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry ISSN: 1176-7529 (Print), 1872-4353 (Online) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Essex, Ryan , Aked, Hil, Daniels, Rebecca, Newton, Paul , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2023), Justifying non violent resistance: the perspectives of healthcare workers. In: , , , . , Clinical Ethics ISSN: 1477-7509 (Print), 1758-101X (Online) (doi: ).

Essex, Ryan and , (2023), Anarchy and its overlooked role in health and healthcare. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics ISSN: 0963-1801 (Print), 1469-2147 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S096318012200072X) NB Item availability restricted.

Miller, Denise A and , Essex, Ryan (2023), The impact of Covid-19 on self-employed female psychologists in the UK. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 11: 100477 . pp. 1-7 2666-9153 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadr.2023.100477).

Aitchison, Guy and , Essex, Ryan (2022), Self-harm in immigration detention: political, not (just) medical. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, Journal of Medical Ethics ISSN: 0306-6800 (Print), 1473-4257 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/jme-2022-108366).

Essex, Ryan , Ahmed, Salina, Elliott, Helen, Lakika, Dostin , Mackenzie, Laura , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2022), The impact of strike action on healthcare delivery: a scoping review. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal of Health Planning & Management ISSN: 0749-6753 (Print), 1099-1751 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3610).

Cleaver, Karen , Don, Caroline, Chojnacka, Irena, Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie , Markowski, Marianne (2022), A systematic scoping review of Undergraduate Nursing Hub and spoke placement models. MA Healthcare Limited. In: , , , . MA Healthcare Limited, British Journal of Nursing ISSN: 0966-0461 (Print), 2052-2819 (Online) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Jameson, Jill , Barnard, Jane, Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Essex, Ryan , Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (2022), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of trust amongst Staff in Higher Education settings. Taylor & Francis - Routledge. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis - Routledge, Studies in Higher Education . pp. 1-21 ISSN: 0307-5079 (Print), 1470-174X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2022.2145278).

Smith, James , Essex, Ryan, Issa, Rita (2022), On the politics and ethics of strike action by health professionals. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, The Lancet, 400 (10366) . pp. 1844-1845 ISSN: 0140-6736 (Print), 1474-547X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02308-X) NB Item availability restricted.

Jameson, Jill , Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Cai, Minjie, Markowski, Marianne , Essex, Ryan , McNay, Ian (2022), A systematic review, textual narrative synthesis and framework for digital leadership research maturity in Higher Education. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers and Education Open, 3: 100115 . pp. 1-27 ISSN: 2666-5573 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.caeo.2022.100115).

Essex, Ryan and , (2022), A call to action for (calls to) action. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., British Medical Journal (BMJ) ISSN: 0959-8138 (Print), (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Essex, Ryan , Burns, Calvin, Evans, Thomas, Hudson, Georgina , Parsons, Austin , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2022), A last resort? A scoping review of patient and healthcare worker attitudes toward strike action. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Nursing Inquiry: e12535 . pp. 1-10 ISSN: 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12535).

Essex, Ryan , Aked, Hil, Daniels, Rebecca, Newton, Paul , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2022), Exploring the concept of non-violent resistance amongst healthcare workers. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Nursing Ethics ISSN: 0969-7330 (Print), 1477-0989 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/09697330221122904).

Cleaver, Karen , Essex, Ryan, Narramore, Naomi, Shekede, Heather , Malamateniou, Christina , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2022), “A much kinder introduction”: exploring the benefits and challenges of paediatric simulation as a transitioning tool prior to clinical practice. Adi Health and Wellness. In: , , , . Adi Health and Wellness, International Journal of Healthcare Simulation 2754-4524 (Online) (doi: https:/doi.org/10.54531/ahgp9780).

Lakika, Dostin and , Essex, Ryan (2022), 'Tokowa po na ekolo’: The military body within the Congolese army. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Armed Forces and Society . pp. 1-19 ISSN: 0095-327X (Print), 1556-0848 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X221120055).

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Markowski, Marianne, Gurnett, Philip , Slee, Robin , Cleaver, Karen , Stiell, Marlon , Jagodzinski, Lee (2022), A systematic mapping literature review of ethics in healthcare simulation and its feasibility. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 73 . pp. 48-58 ISSN: 1876-1399 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2022.07.001).

Essex, Ryan and , Kalocsanyiova, Erika (2022), Between resistance and complicity, the Australian healthcare community and 30 years of immigration detention. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health ISSN: 1557-1912 (Print), 1557-1920 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-022-01389-7).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Fortune, Vanessa (2022), Inequalities in Covid-19 messaging: a systematic scoping review. Taylor and Francis - Routledge. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis - Routledge, Health Communication ISSN: 1041-0236 (Print), 1532-7027 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2022.2088022).

Essex, Ryan , Rao, Mala, Mir, Fraz, Surash, Surash , Exworthy, Mark (2022), The national clinical impact awards: cosmetic change or fundamental reform?. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 115 (9) . pp. 333-336 ISSN: 0141-0768 (Print), 1758-1095 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/01410768221108499).

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Mccrone, Paul , Deb, Sanjoy (2022), The impact of healthcare strikes on patient mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Health Services Research, 57 (6) . pp. 1218-1234 ISSN: 0017-9124 (Print), 1475-6773 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.14022).

Essex, Ryan and , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2022), The justification for strike action in healthcare: a systematic critical interpretive synthesis. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Nursing Ethics, 29 (5) . pp. 1152-1173 ISSN: 0969-7330 (Print), 1477-0989 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/09697330211022411).

Essex, Ryan and , (2022), How resistance shapes health and wellbeing. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 19 (2) . pp. 315-325 ISSN: 1176-7529 (Print), 1872-4353 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-022-10183-x).

Ade-Ojo, Gordon , Markowski, Marianne, Essex, Ryan, Stiell, Marlon , Jameson, Jill (2022), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of physical and mixed-reality simulation in pre-service teacher training. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning . pp. 1-14 ISSN: 0266-4909 (Print), 365-2729 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12653).

Essex, Ryan , Riaz, Ayesha, Casalotti, Seb, Worthing, Kitty , Issa, Rita , Skinner, James , Yule, Aliya (2022), A decade of the hostile environment and its impact on health. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 115 (3) . pp. 87-90 ISSN: 0141-0768 (Print), 1758-1095 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/01410768221078327).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Young, Peter, McCrone, Paul (2022), Psychological distress in Australian onshore and offshore immigration detention centres from 2014-2018. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 24 (4) . pp. 868-874 ISSN: 1557-1912 (Print), 1557-1920 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-022-01335-7).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Scott, James, Pacella, Rosana (2022), The health of children in Australian immigration detention centres: an analysis of the quarterly health reports from 2014-2017. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 58 (6) . pp. 985-990 ISSN: 1034-4810 (Print), 1440-1754 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15880).

Essex, Ryan , Milligan, Wendy, Williams, Gareth, Weldon, Sharon Marie (2022), The impact of strike action on patient morbidity: a systematic literature review. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 37 (3) . pp. 1311-1326 ISSN: 0749-6753 (Print), 1099-1751 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3418).

Essex, Ryan , Bruce, Gemma, Dibley, Molly, Newton, Paul , Thompson, Trevor , Swaine, Ian , Dibley, Lesley (2022), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of the qualitative evidence related to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 45: 100921 ISSN: 1878-1241 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijotn.2022.100921).

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Thompson, Trevor, Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Mccrone, Paul , Deb, Sanjoy (2021), Impact of healthcare strikes on patient mortality: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, BMJ Open, 11: e050826 (12) 2044-6055 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050826).

Essex, Ryan and , (2021), We need rebels to imagine better futures. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, British Medical Journal (BMJ), 375: n2836 ISSN: 1759-2151 (Print), 0959-8138 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2836).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Poulter, Damian (2021), Risk and health communication during covid-19: a linguistic landscape analysis. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Health Communication ISSN: 1041-0236 (Print), 1532-7027 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1991639).

Essex, Ryan , Markowski, Marianne, Miller, Denise (2021), Structural Injustice and dismantling racism in health and healthcare. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Nursing Inquiry, 29: e12241 (1) ISSN: 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12441).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsányiová, Erika, Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Jameson, Jill (2021), Trust amongst refugees in resettlement settings: A systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of the literature. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 23 (2) . pp. 543-568 ISSN: 1488-3473 (Print), 1874-6365 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00850-0).

Essex, Ryan , Talagala, Ishanka, Dada, Olamide, Rao, Mala (2021), Clinical Excellence Awards—time for a fairer NHS rewards scheme. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, British Medical Journal (BMJ), 373: 876 ISSN: 1759-2151 (Print), 0959-8138 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n876).

Essex, Ryan and , Weldon, Sharon M. (2021), Health care worker strikes and the Covid pandemic. Massachusetts Medical Society. In: , , , . Massachusetts Medical Society, New England Journal of Medicine, 384: e93 ISSN: 0028-4793 (Print), 1533-4406 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp2103327).

Essex, Ryan and , (2021), Resistance in health and healthcare. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Bioethics, 35 (5) . pp. 480-486 ISSN: 0269-9702 (Print), 1467-8519 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12862).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Timberlake, Frances, Wellander, Marta (2021), UK offshore immigration detention: why the medical community should act now. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 114 (7) . pp. 344-346 ISSN: 0141-0768 (Print), 1758-1095 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076821994271).

Cleaver, Karen , Essex, Ryan, Malamateniou, Christina, Narramore, Naomi , Shekede, Heather , Vargo, Elisabeth Julie , Weldon, Sharon Marie (2021), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of undergraduate paediatric nursing simulations: what, why and how?. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 53 . pp. 10-31 ISSN: 1876-1399 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.11.008).

Markowski, Marianne , Bower, Heather, Essex, Ryan, Yearley, Carole (2021), Peer learning and collaborative placement models in health care: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis of the literature. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30 (11-12) . pp. 1519-1541 ISSN: 0962-1067 (Print), 1365-2702 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15661).

Essex, Ryan , Bruce, Gemma, Dibley, Molly, Newton, Paul , Dibley, Lesley (2021), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of long-term health-related quality of life outcomes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 40: 100844 ISSN: 1878-1241 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijotn.2021.100844).

Essex, Ryan and , (2020), Codes of ethics, human rights and forced migration. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, American Journal of Bioethics, 21 (1) . pp. 31-33 ISSN: 1526-5161 (Print), 1536-0075 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2020.1845855).

Essex, Ryan , Cucos, Mihaela, Dibley, Lesley (2020), The impact of language and ethnicity on preparation for endoscopy: A prospective audit of an East London hospital ward. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 27 (4) . pp. 877-884 ISSN: 1356-1294 (Print), 1365-2753 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13490).

Essex, Ryan and , (2020), Contentious politics, human rights and Australian immigration detention. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Australian Journal of Human Rights, 25 (3) . pp. 376-390 ISSN: 1323-238X (Print), 2573-573X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2019.1707474).

Essex, Ryan and , Isaacs, David (2019), Lessons for the healthcare community in responding to mandatory immigration detention. Australasian Medical Publishing Company Proprietary Limited (AMPCo) / Australian Medical Association. In: , , , . Australasian Medical Publishing Company Proprietary Limited (AMPCo) / Australian Medical Association, Medical Journal of Australia, 211 (9) . pp. 390-391 ISSN: 0025-729X (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50366).

Essex, Ryan , Ocloo, Josephine, Rao, Mala (2019), The need to establish sustainable public and patient involvement in research in low and middle income countries. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 112 (11) . pp. 456-458 ISSN: 0141-0768 (Print), 1758-1095 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076819865867).

Essex, Ryan and , (2019), Do codes of ethics and position statements help guide ethical decision making in Australian immigration detention centres?. BMC. In: , , , . BMC, BMC Medical Ethics, 20: 52 1472-6939 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12910-019-0392-8).

Essex, Ryan and , (2019), How should the health-care community respond to human rights violations?. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, The Lancet, 394 (10192) . pp. 26 ISSN: 0140-6736 (Print), 1474-547X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30495-7).

Essex, Ryan and , (2019), Psychology and its response to major human rights abuses: the case of Australian immigration detention. Hogrefe. In: , , , . Hogrefe, European Psychologist, 24 (2) . pp. 195-203 ISSN: 1016-9040 (Print), 1878-531X (Online) (doi: https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/abs/10.1027/1016-9040/a000369).

Essex, Ryan and , (2018), Should clinicians boycott Australian immigration detention?. BMJ. In: , , , . BMJ, Journal of Medical Ethics, 45 (2) . pp. 79-83 ISSN: 0306-6800 (Print), 1473-4257 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2018-105153).

Book

Essex, Ryan and , (2020), The Healthcare Community and Australian Immigration Detention: The Case for Non-Violent Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature. In: , , , . Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature, Singapore (1st) . ISBN: 9789811575365 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-*******7537-2).