Dr Ian Fletcher

Senior Lecturer

PhD Supervision Interests

Compassion in healthcare; emotional regulation; emotional intelligence

Do doctors’ attachment styles and emotional intelligence influence patients’ emotional expressions in primary care consultations?: An exploratory study using multilevel analysis
Cherry, G., Fletcher, I.J., Berridge, D.M., O'Sullivan, H. 6/11/2017 In: Patient Education and Counseling.
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'I have a feeling I can't speak to anybody': A thematic analysis of communication perspectives in people with Huntington's disease
Zarotti, N., Simpson, J., Fletcher, I.J. 29/09/2017 In: Chronic Illness. 13 p.
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Investigation of associations between attachment, parenting and schizotypy during the postnatal period
Hugill, M., Fletcher, I., Berry, K. 31/05/2017 In: Journal of Affective Disorders.
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The association between historical childhood sexual abuse and later parenting stress: a systematic review
Hugill, M., Berry, K., Fletcher, I.J. 04/2017 In: Archives of Women's Mental Health. 20, 2, p. 257-271. 15 p.
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Attachment styles and clinical communication performance in trainee doctors
Fletcher, I.J., McCallum, R.F., Peters, S. 11/2016 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 99, 11, p. 1852-1857. 6 p.
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'Getting back to normal' or 'a new type of normal'?: a qualitative study of patients' responses to the existential threat of cancer
Baker, P., Beesley, H., Fletcher, I.J., Ablett, J., Holcombe, C., Salmon, P. 01/2016 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 25, 1, p. 180-189. 10 p.
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The Parkinson's UK scale of perceived control: further validation
Simpson, J., Fletcher, I.J., Perpetuo, L., Chatzidamianos, G., Eccles, F.J.R. 2016
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What do people appreciate in physicians’ communication?: an international study with focus groups using videotaped medical consultations
Mazzi, M.A., Rimondini, M., Deveugele, M., Zimmermann, C., Moretti, F., van Vliet, L., Deledda, G., Fletcher, I., Bensing, J. 10/2015 In: Health Expectations. 18, 5, p. 1215-1226. 12 p.
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Exploring the links between the phenomenology of creativity and bipolar disorder
Taylor, K., Fletcher, I., Lobban, F. 2015 In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 174, p. 658-664.
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The dragon and the snake: health practices among Chinese in the UK from an inter-disciplinary perspective
Long, J., Byrne, P., Gabbay, M., Frith, L., Fletcher, I. 2015 In: Ethnicity and Health. 20, 2, p. 107-128. 22 p.
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Validating relationships among attachment, emotional intelligence and clinical communication
Cherry, G., Fletcher, I., O'Sullivan, H. 10/2014 In: Medical Education. 48, 10, p. 988-997. 10 p.
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Emotional intelligence in medical education: a critical review
Cherry, G., Fletcher, I., O'Sullivan, H., Dornan, T. 05/2014 In: Medical Education. 48, 5, p. 468-478. 11 p.
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Clinical psychologists’ implementation of the Mental Capacity Act
Walji, I., Fletcher, I., Weatherhead, S. 2014 In: Social Care and Neurodisability. 5, 2, p. 111-130. 20 p.
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The influence of medical students’ and doctors’ attachment style and emotional intelligence on their patient–provider communication
Cherry, G., Fletcher, I., O'Sullivan, H. 11/2013 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 93, 2, p. 177-187. 11 p.
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‘You’re putting thoughts into my head’: a qualitative study of the readiness of patients with breast, lung or prostate cancer to address emotional needs through the first 18 months after diagnosis
Baker, P., Beesley, H., Dinwoodie, R., Fletcher, I., Ablett, J., Holcombe, C., Salmon, P. 06/2013 In: Psycho-Oncology. 22, 6, p. 1402-1410. 9 p.
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Exploring the relationships among attachment, emotional intelligence and communication
Cherry, M.G., Fletcher, I., O'Sullivan, H. 03/2013 In: Medical Education. 47, 3, p. 317-325. 9 p.
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How do lay people assess the quality of physicians’ communicative responses to patients’ emotional cues and concerns? An international multicentre study based on videotaped medical consultations.
Mazzi, M.A., Bensing, J., Rimondini, M., Fletcher, I., van Vliet, L., Zimmermann, C., Deveugele, M. 03/2013 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 90, 3, p. 347-353. 7 p.
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A theoretically informed instrument to assess clinical communication in objective structured clinical examinations.
Huntley, C., Salmon, P., Fisher, P., Fletcher, I., Young, B. 03/2012 In: Medical Education. 46, 3, p. 267-276. 10 p.
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GULiVER—travelling into the heart of good doctor–patient communication from a patient perspective: study protocol of an international multicentre study.
Moretti, F., Fletcher, I., Mazzi, M., Deveugele, M., Rimondini, M., Geurts, C., Zimmermann, C., Bensing, J. 2012 In: European Journal of Public Health. 22, 4, p. 464-469. 6 p.
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What impact do structured educational sessions to increase emotional intelligence have on medical students?
Cherry, M.G., Fletcher, I., O'Sullivan, H., Shaw, N. 2012 In: Medical Teacher. 34, 1, p. 11-19. 9 p.
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How to make the medical consultation more successful from a patient's perspective? Tips for doctors and patients from lay people in the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Bensing, J., Deveugele, M., Moretti, F., Fletcher, I., Zimmermann, C., van Vliet, L., van Bogaert, M., Rimondini, M. 09/2011 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 84, 3, p. 287-293. 7 p.
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A standardized approach to qualitative content analysis of focus group discussions from different countries.
Moretti, F., van Vliet, L., Bensing, J., Deledda, G., Mazzi, M., Rimondini, M., Zimmermann, C., Fletcher, I. 03/2011 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 82, 3, p. 420-428. 9 p.
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When coders are reliable: the application of three measures to assess inter-rater reliability/agreement with doctor-patient communication data coded with the VR-CoDES.
Fletcher, I., Mazzi, M., Nuebling, M. 03/2011 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 82, 3, p. 341-345. 5 p.
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Coding patient emotional cues and concerns in medical consultations: The Verona coding definitions of emotional sequences (VR-CoDES).
Zimmermann, C., Del Piccolo, L., Bensing, J., Bergvik, S., de Haes, H., Eide, H., Fletcher, I., Goss, C., Heaven, C., Humpheris, G., Kim, Y., Langewitz, W., Meeuwesen, L., Nuebling, M., Rimondini, M., Salmon, P., van Dulmen, S., Wissow, L., Zandbelt, L., Finset, A. 02/2011 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 82, 2, p. 141-148. 8 p.
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Development of the Verona coding definitions of emotional sequences to code health providers’ responses (VR-CoDES-P) to patient cues and concerns.
Del Piccolo, L., de Haes, H., Heaven, C., Jansen, J., Verheul, W., Bensing, J., Bergvik, S., Deveugele, M., Eide, H., Fletcher, I., Goss, C., Humpheris, G., Kim, Y., Langewitz, W., Mazzi, M., Mjaaland, T., Moretti, F., Nuebling, M., Rimondini, M., Salmon, P., Sibbern, T., Skre, I., van Dulmen, S., Wissow, L., Young, B., Zandbelt, L. 02/2011 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 82, 2, p. 149-155. 7 p.
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A pilot study assessing emotional intelligence training and communication skills with 3rd year medical students.
Fletcher, I., Leadbetter, P., Curran, A., O'Sullivan, H. 09/2009 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 76, 3, p. 376-379. 4 p.
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The analysis of verbal interaction sequences in dyadic clinical communication: A review of methods
Connor, M., Fletcher, I., Salmon, P. 05/2009 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 75, 2, p. 169-177. 9 p.
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Breaking barriers in clinical communication: are securely attached doctors more empathetic doctors?
Atherton, K., Chisholm, A., Rutter, L., Peters, S., Fletcher, I. 2009 In: Reinvention. 2, 1, p. 2-6. 5 p.
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Can a brief psychological intervention prevent anxiety or depressive disorders in cancer patients? A randomised controlled trial.
Pitceathly, C., Maguire, P., Fletcher, I., Parle, M., Tomenson, B., Creed, F. 2009 In: Annals of Oncology. 20, 5, p. 928-934. 7 p.
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The psychosocial impact of human papillomavirus testing in primary cervical screening—a study within a randomized trial
Kitchener, H.C., Fletcher, I., Roberts, C., Wheeler, P., Almonte, M., Maguire, P. 07/2008 In: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. 18, 4, p. 743-748. 6 p.
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Prevalence of and markers for affective disorders among cancer patients' caregivers
Pitceathly, C., Maguire, P., Haddad, P., Fletcher, I. 2005 In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 22, 3, p. 45-68. 23 p.
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A randomised controlled trial of cytological surveillance versus patient choice between surveillance and colposcopy in managing mildly abnormal cervical smears
Kitchener, H., Burns, S., Nelson, L., Myers, A., Fletcher, I., Desai, M., Dunn, G., Maguire, P. 2004 In: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 111, 1, p. 63-70. 8 p.
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A body image scale for use with cancer patients
Hopwood, P., Fletcher, I., Lee, A., Al Ghazal, S. 2001 In: European Journal of Cancer. 37, 2, p. 189-197. 9 p.
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