Dr Ratcliffe qualified from Imperial College London in 2005. She completed higher specialist training in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine in Bristol and Exeter. She worked as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Bristol Heart Institute, managing patients with young-onset, drug-intolerant, and drug-resistant hypertension in the Specialist Hypertension Clinic.
Dr Ratcliffe has a specialist interest in the autonomic nervous system and hypertension. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers predominantly in the field of hypertension and autonomic dysfunction. She was awarded a PhD (University of Bristol) for her thesis “The role of the carotid body and peripheral chemoreflex in hypertension”.
Dr Ratcliffe manages patients in general nephrology, haemodialysis, and transplant clinics. She was a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for the Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease guideline (2015). She is currently the local Principle Investigator for H4RT (High-volume Haemodiafiltration vs High-flux Haemodialysis Registry Trial).
Passionate about teaching and inspiring future physicians, Dr Ratcliffe was Renal SpR Club representative for the South West, and on the Faculty of the CMT Medical Emergencies Course (Bristol Medical Simulation Centre). She is consultant representative for Lister Hospital on the Health Education England Renal Speciality Training Committee.