Dr Carrie Purcell

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

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

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

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2651-9201

Biography

Carrie Purcell is a Research Fellow in the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme, at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Carrie is currently Project Manager of SCOT:REACH-HF, a study evaluating implementation of the REACH-HF cardiac rehabilitation self-magament programme in Scotland. 

As part of a programme of abortion research which she leads, Carrie is also PI on the Wellcome-funded Sexuality and Abortion Stigma Study (SASS). In partnership with colleagues at the Open University, Ulster and Bournemouth Universities, SASS explores the potential for qualitative secondary analysis of a range of abortion-related UK datasets to inform understanding of abortion stigma. Carrie is a collaborator on the My Body, My Life abortion storytelling project and travelling exhibition, and Co-investigator on their Abortion During Covid-19 study. 

In her previous role, Carrie led the process evaluation compotent of the NIHR-funded STASH trial, a feasibility study of a peer-led intervention with secondary school students aimed at improving sexual health. Prior to that, Carrie worked as an Investigator Scientist at the SPHSU, 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
  • cardiac health
  • embodiment
  • experiences of health professionals
  • access to healthcare
  • self-management of health conditions
  • medical sociology
  • qualitative methods
  • process evaluation
  • implementation science 

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

Publications

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Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 18.

2021

Hirvonen, M.-K., Purcell, C. , Elliott, L., Bailey, J. V., Simpson, S. A. , McDaid, L. , Moore, L. and Mitchell, K. R. (2021) Peer-to-peer sharing of sexual health social media messages in a school-based intervention: opportunities and challenges identified in the STASH feasibility trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(2), e20898. (doi: 10.2196/20898) (PMID:33591287)

Purcell, C. , Smillie, S. , Hilton Boon, M. , Simpson, S. A. and Taylor, R. S. (2021) Effectiveness of social network interventions to support cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention in the management of people with heart disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020(12), CD013820. (doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013820)

Maxwell, K. J., Hoggart, L., Bloomer, F., Rowlands, S. and Purcell, C. (2021) Normalising abortion: what role can health professionals play? BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 47(1), pp. 32-36. (doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200480) (PMID:32241826)

2020

Purcell, C. , Daw, P., Kerr, C., Cleland, J. , Cowie, A., Dalal, H., Ibbotson, T., Murphy, C. and Taylor, R. (2020) Protocol for an implementation study of an evidence-based home cardiac rehabilitation programme for people with heart failure and their caregivers in Scotland (SCOT:REACH-HF). BMJ Open, 10(12), e040771. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040771) (PMID:33277287) (PMCID:PMC7722379)

Purcell, C. , Maxwell, K., Bloomer, F., Rowlands, S. and Hoggart, L. (2020) Toward normalising abortion: findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 22(12), pp. 1349-1364. (doi: 10.1080/13691058.2019.1679395) (PMID:31933421)

Mitchell, K. et al. (2020) A peer-led intervention to promote sexual health in secondary schools: the STASH feasibility study. Public Health Research, 8(15), (doi: 10.3310/phr08150)

2019

Kneale, D. et al. (2019) Conducting sexualities research: an outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 137. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15283.1) (PMID:31976377) (PMCID:PMC6961412)

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: 18.

Articles

Hirvonen, M.-K., Purcell, C. , Elliott, L., Bailey, J. V., Simpson, S. A. , McDaid, L. , Moore, L. and Mitchell, K. R. (2021) Peer-to-peer sharing of sexual health social media messages in a school-based intervention: opportunities and challenges identified in the STASH feasibility trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(2), e20898. (doi: 10.2196/20898) (PMID:33591287)

Purcell, C. , Smillie, S. , Hilton Boon, M. , Simpson, S. A. and Taylor, R. S. (2021) Effectiveness of social network interventions to support cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention in the management of people with heart disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020(12), CD013820. (doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013820)

Maxwell, K. J., Hoggart, L., Bloomer, F., Rowlands, S. and Purcell, C. (2021) Normalising abortion: what role can health professionals play? BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 47(1), pp. 32-36. (doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200480) (PMID:32241826)

Purcell, C. , Daw, P., Kerr, C., Cleland, J. , Cowie, A., Dalal, H., Ibbotson, T., Murphy, C. and Taylor, R. (2020) Protocol for an implementation study of an evidence-based home cardiac rehabilitation programme for people with heart failure and their caregivers in Scotland (SCOT:REACH-HF). BMJ Open, 10(12), e040771. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040771) (PMID:33277287) (PMCID:PMC7722379)

Purcell, C. , Maxwell, K., Bloomer, F., Rowlands, S. and Hoggart, L. (2020) Toward normalising abortion: findings from a qualitative secondary analysis study. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 22(12), pp. 1349-1364. (doi: 10.1080/13691058.2019.1679395) (PMID:31933421)

Mitchell, K. et al. (2020) A peer-led intervention to promote sexual health in secondary schools: the STASH feasibility study. Public Health Research, 8(15), (doi: 10.3310/phr08150)

Kneale, D. et al. (2019) Conducting sexualities research: an outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 137. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15283.1) (PMID:31976377) (PMCID:PMC6961412)

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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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 students in the areas of: 

  • abortion
  • stigma
  • menstrual health 
  • Fraser, Abigail
    Understanding successful ageing in women: How do socioeconomic and cultural factors shape diversity in menopause experience?
  • Wilson-Lowe, Rachel
    Talking about abortion online: how and why are women using the Internet for support?

Professional activities & recognition

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2020: Wellcome Trust, Social Science and Bioethics Expert Review Group

Editorial boards

  • 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology