Amrit Purba

Office: MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

Telephone: 0141 353 7500

Email: a.purba.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Funder: Medical Research Council

 

 

 

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2214-6804

Research title: Social media use in young people: what are the consequences for health, wellbeing and inequalities?

Research Summary

Amrit Kaur Purba graduated with a First-Class BA Honours Degree in Nursing Studies in 2016. Subsequently, she completed a Master’s in Public Health (with Merit) at the University of Glasgow alongside her role as a community public health nurse in 2017. Throughout her clinical career Amrit has maintained an active interest in research, with a focus on organisational psychology and psychological wellbeing. This includes her MPH thesis: a systematic review which sought to investigate the relationship between organisational stressors and mental wellbeing within police officers. Amrit presented the review at the International Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference in Toronto in 2018, having received educational grants from both Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. For this research, she received the Royal College of Nursing Foundation Trevor Clay Award for outstanding achievement in professional development.

Amrit worked for Public Health England (PHE) as a Health Protection Nurse in London and later as Lead Research Nurse for a joint collaborative study between PHE and Imperial College University, investigating pathogen factors which influence the transmission of Scarlet Fever in school and nursery settings to reduce Invasive Group A Streptococcus infection.

Following this, she joined the MRC/CSO Social Public Health Sciences Unit in 2019 to undertake a 3-year PhD investigating the relationship between social media use and adolescent engagement in health risk behaviours, using data from the UK-wide Millennium Cohort Study. She is based within the Inequalities programme, and is supervised by Professor Vittal KatikireddiDr Anna Pearce and Professor Marion Henderson. Amrit's PhD is funded by the Medical Research Council and is grateful for their support of her research.

Amrit returned to practice in 2020 for a short period, as Senior Health Protection Lead for the Public Health approach to Public Health Scotland's COVID-19 Contact Tracing Programme, to assist with both its design and development.

Publications

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2022

Thomson, R. M. , Igelström, E. , Purba, A. K., Shimonovich, M., Thomson, H. , McCartney, G. , Reeves, A., Leyland, A. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2022) How do income changes impact on mental health and wellbeing for working-age adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health, 7(6), e515-e528. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00058-5) (PMID:35660213)

Cordery, R. et al. (2022) Frequency of transmission, asymptomatic shedding, and airborne spread of Streptococcus pyogenes in schoolchildren exposed to scarlet fever: a prospective, longitudinal, multicohort, molecular epidemiological, contact-tracing study in England, UK. Lancet Microbe, 3(5), e366-e375. (doi: 10.1016/S2666-5247(21)00332-3)

2021

Tweed, E. J. et al. (2021) Health of people experiencing co-occurring homelessness, imprisonment, substance use, sex work and/or severe mental illness in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(10), pp. 1010-1018. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-215975) (PMID:33893182) (PMCID:PMC8458085)

Herdman, T., Cordery, R., Karo, B., Purba, A. K., Begum, L., Lamagni, T., Kee, C., Balasegaram, S. and Sriskandan, S. (2021) Clinical management and impact of scarlet fever in the modern era: findings from a cross-sectional study of cases in London, 2018-2019. BMJ Open, 11(12), e057772. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057772) (PMID:34952887)

2020

Purba, A. K. (2020) How should the role of the nurse change in response to Covid-19? Nursing Times, 116(6), pp. 25-28.

Purba, A. (2020) Enhance the NHS nursing workforce’s contribution to tackle Covid-19. Nursing Times, 7 Apr.

2019

Purba, A. and Demou, E. (2019) The relationship between organisational stressors and mental wellbeing within police officers: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 19, 1286. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7609-0) (PMID:31615479) (PMCID:PMC6792329)

This list was generated on Tue Feb 7 10:21:40 2023 GMT.
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Number of items: 7.

Articles

Thomson, R. M. , Igelström, E. , Purba, A. K., Shimonovich, M., Thomson, H. , McCartney, G. , Reeves, A., Leyland, A. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2022) How do income changes impact on mental health and wellbeing for working-age adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health, 7(6), e515-e528. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00058-5) (PMID:35660213)

Cordery, R. et al. (2022) Frequency of transmission, asymptomatic shedding, and airborne spread of Streptococcus pyogenes in schoolchildren exposed to scarlet fever: a prospective, longitudinal, multicohort, molecular epidemiological, contact-tracing study in England, UK. Lancet Microbe, 3(5), e366-e375. (doi: 10.1016/S2666-5247(21)00332-3)

Tweed, E. J. et al. (2021) Health of people experiencing co-occurring homelessness, imprisonment, substance use, sex work and/or severe mental illness in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(10), pp. 1010-1018. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-215975) (PMID:33893182) (PMCID:PMC8458085)

Herdman, T., Cordery, R., Karo, B., Purba, A. K., Begum, L., Lamagni, T., Kee, C., Balasegaram, S. and Sriskandan, S. (2021) Clinical management and impact of scarlet fever in the modern era: findings from a cross-sectional study of cases in London, 2018-2019. BMJ Open, 11(12), e057772. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057772) (PMID:34952887)

Purba, A. K. (2020) How should the role of the nurse change in response to Covid-19? Nursing Times, 116(6), pp. 25-28.

Purba, A. (2020) Enhance the NHS nursing workforce’s contribution to tackle Covid-19. Nursing Times, 7 Apr.

Purba, A. and Demou, E. (2019) The relationship between organisational stressors and mental wellbeing within police officers: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 19, 1286. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7609-0) (PMID:31615479) (PMCID:PMC6792329)

This list was generated on Tue Feb 7 10:21:40 2023 GMT.

Grants

 Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Medical Research Council PhD Studentship
    Social media use in young people: what are the consequences for health and health inequalities?
    2019-2022

 

 

Teaching

  • Managing Healthcare Organisations: From Practice to Research
    Guest Lecture- MPH Managing Healthcare Organisations Module, University of Glasgow
    2021
  • Managing Healthcare Organisations: From Practice to Research
    Guest Lecture- MPH Managing Healthcare Organisations Module, University of Glasgow
    2020

Additional Information

Prizes, awards and distinctions

  • Trevor Clay Award for outstanding achievement in professional development
    Royal College of Nursing Foundation
    2019

Academic and professional body membership

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Society of Social Medicine, Welfare Officer, Early Career Researcher Subcomittee (SSM)
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)