Dr Carrie Purcell

  • Research Fellow (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537628
email: Carrie.Purcell@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Carrie Purcell is a Research Fellow in the Social Relationships and Health Improvement Programme, at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Carrie currently leads the process evaluation component of an NIHR-funded feasibility trial of peer-led intervention with secondary school pupils to improve sexual health (STASH).

As part of a programme of abortion research on which she leads, Carrie is also PI on the Wellcome-funded SASS study (Sexuality and Abortion Stigma: Secondary analysis). In partnership with colleagues at the Open University, Ulster and Bournemouth Universities, SASS is exploring the potential for qualitative secondary analysis of a range of recent abortion-related datasets to inform understanding of abortion stigma. 

Carrie is current co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Research on Sexual Health Newtork (IReSH), and a collaborator on the My Body, My Life project. She previously worked as an Investigator Scientist at the SPHSU (in the then Sexual Health team) and as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Carrie's holds an MA(SocSci) in Sociology from the University of Glasgow, and an MSc and PhD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh.


Research interests

Carrie’s research takes a primarily sociological but interdisciplinary approach to sexual and reproductive health inequalities. Her research interests broadly span:

  • sexual and reproductive health
  • abortion
  • menstrual health
  • gender based violence
  • embodiment
  • experiences of health professionals
  • hormonal contraception
  • access to healthcare
  • medical sociology
  • applied sociological theory
  • phenomenology
  • qualitative methods
  • process evaluation

Here are links to Carrie’s Google Scholar, ResearchGate and ORCID pages where full details of Carrie’s recent research can be found.


Grants

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

  • Exploring intersections of norms of female sexuality and abortion stigma: a preparatory qualitative secondary analysis study
    Wellcome Trust
    2018 - 2018
     
  • ESRC-IAA: The Abortion Act at 50: Still disputed ground?
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2014 - 2018
     

Supervision

    I am currently interested in supervising postgraduate studenst in the areas of: 

    • abortion
    • stigma
    • menstrual health 
    • contraception 

Publications

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2018

Forsyth, R. et al. (2018) Peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools (STASH): protocol for a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 180. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0354-9) (PMID:30519482) (PMCID:PMC6264037)

2017

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Lawton, J., Glasier, A. and Harden, J. (2017) Self-management of first trimester medical termination of pregnancy: a qualitative study of women's experiences. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(13), pp. 2001-2008. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14690) (PMID:28421651) (PMCID:PMC5724679)

Purcell, C. , Riddell, J. , Brown, A., Cameron, S., Melville, C., Flett, G., Bhushan, Y. and McDaid, L. (2017) Women's experiences of more than one termination of pregnancy within two years: a mixed-methods study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(13), pp. 1983-1992. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14940) (PMID:28922538) (PMCID:PMC5725730)

Purcell, C. , Brown, A., Melville, C. and McDaid, L. M. (2017) Women’s embodied experiences of second trimester medical abortion. Feminism and Psychology, 27(2), pp. 163-185. (doi:10.1177/0959353517692606) (PMID:28546655) (PMCID:PMC5431358)

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Lawton, J., Glasier, A. and Harden, J. (2017) The changing body work of abortion: a qualitative study of the experiences of health professionals. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(1), pp. 78-94. (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12479) (PMID:27569605)

2016

Heller, R., Purcell, C. , Mackay, L., Caird, L. and Cameron, S.T. (2016) Barriers to accessing termination of pregnancy in a remote and rural setting: a qualitative study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 123(10), pp. 1684-1691. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14117) (PMID:27145987)

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Lawton, J., Glasier, A. and Harden, J. (2016) Contraceptive care at the time of medical abortion: experiences of women and health professionals in a hospital or community sexual and reproductive health context. Contraception, 93(2), pp. 170-177. (doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.09.016) (PMID:26434646) (PMCID:PMC4712046)

2015

Purcell, C. (2015) The sociology of women's abortion experiences: recent research and future directions. Sociology Compass, 9(7), pp. 585-596. (doi:10.1111/soc4.12275)

Melville, C., Brown, A., Cameron, S., Caird, L., Flett, G., Laird, G., McDaid, L. and Purcell, C. (2015) E-Posters: access to later abortion in Scotland: the impact of travel. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122(S1), pp. 6-15. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13366)

2014

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Caird, L., Flett, G., Laird, G., Melville, C. and McDaid, L. M. (2014) Access to and experience of later abortion: accounts from women in Scotland. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 46(2), pp. 101-108. (doi:10.1363/46e1214) (PMID:24785904)

Purcell, C. , Hilton, S. and McDaid, L. (2014) The stigmatisation of abortion: a qualitative analysis of print media in Great Britain in 2010. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16(9), pp. 1141-1155. (doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.937463)

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Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Forsyth, R. et al. (2018) Peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools (STASH): protocol for a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 180. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0354-9) (PMID:30519482) (PMCID:PMC6264037)

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Lawton, J., Glasier, A. and Harden, J. (2017) Self-management of first trimester medical termination of pregnancy: a qualitative study of women's experiences. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(13), pp. 2001-2008. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14690) (PMID:28421651) (PMCID:PMC5724679)

Purcell, C. , Riddell, J. , Brown, A., Cameron, S., Melville, C., Flett, G., Bhushan, Y. and McDaid, L. (2017) Women's experiences of more than one termination of pregnancy within two years: a mixed-methods study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(13), pp. 1983-1992. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14940) (PMID:28922538) (PMCID:PMC5725730)

Purcell, C. , Brown, A., Melville, C. and McDaid, L. M. (2017) Women’s embodied experiences of second trimester medical abortion. Feminism and Psychology, 27(2), pp. 163-185. (doi:10.1177/0959353517692606) (PMID:28546655) (PMCID:PMC5431358)

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Lawton, J., Glasier, A. and Harden, J. (2017) The changing body work of abortion: a qualitative study of the experiences of health professionals. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(1), pp. 78-94. (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12479) (PMID:27569605)

Heller, R., Purcell, C. , Mackay, L., Caird, L. and Cameron, S.T. (2016) Barriers to accessing termination of pregnancy in a remote and rural setting: a qualitative study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 123(10), pp. 1684-1691. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14117) (PMID:27145987)

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Lawton, J., Glasier, A. and Harden, J. (2016) Contraceptive care at the time of medical abortion: experiences of women and health professionals in a hospital or community sexual and reproductive health context. Contraception, 93(2), pp. 170-177. (doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.09.016) (PMID:26434646) (PMCID:PMC4712046)

Purcell, C. (2015) The sociology of women's abortion experiences: recent research and future directions. Sociology Compass, 9(7), pp. 585-596. (doi:10.1111/soc4.12275)

Melville, C., Brown, A., Cameron, S., Caird, L., Flett, G., Laird, G., McDaid, L. and Purcell, C. (2015) E-Posters: access to later abortion in Scotland: the impact of travel. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122(S1), pp. 6-15. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13366)

Purcell, C. , Cameron, S., Caird, L., Flett, G., Laird, G., Melville, C. and McDaid, L. M. (2014) Access to and experience of later abortion: accounts from women in Scotland. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 46(2), pp. 101-108. (doi:10.1363/46e1214) (PMID:24785904)

Purcell, C. , Hilton, S. and McDaid, L. (2014) The stigmatisation of abortion: a qualitative analysis of print media in Great Britain in 2010. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16(9), pp. 1141-1155. (doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.937463)

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