Dr Satvinder Purewal

Lecturer

Email address: satvinder.purewal@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321365 Location: MC323 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Sciences Areas of expertise: .Health Psychology

About

Background

Satvinder Purewal joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2014. Previously she worked as a researcher at Middlesex University. Her PhD (2009), investigated the psychological determinants of [genetic] parenthood and attitudes towards donation of genetic material. Since completing her BSc in Psychology at Aston University, she graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology. Her research interests centre on health psychology and reproductive and sexual health; infertility and infertility treatment; impact of chronic illness on reproductive/sexual health; gamete donation and surrogacy; the importance of a genetic link; ethnicity; motherhood/parenthood; Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Prospect Theory. Satvinder is skilled in quantitative, qualitative and systematic review and meta-analysis techniques. She is also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. 

 

Research interests

Her research interests centre on health psychology and reproductive and sexual health; infertility and infertility treatment; impact of chronic illness on reproductive/sexual health; gamete donation and surrogacy; the importance of a genetic link; ethnicity; motherhood/parenthood; Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Prospect Theory. Satvinder is skilled in quantitative, qualitative and systematic review and meta-analysis techniques. She is also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

Qualifications

PhD

Middlesex University 

Dissertation Title- Psychological and Cultural Determinants of Women's Intentions to Donate Oocytes 

Feb 2009

MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology 

University of Nottingham

Sept 2004

BSc in Human Psychology 2:1

Aston University

June 2003

Publications

Journal articles

van den Akker, O.A.B., Postavaru, G., & Purewal, S. Maternal psychosocial consequences of twins and multiple births following assisted and natural conception: A meta-analysis. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. In press.

DaugirdaitÄ—, V., Van den Akker, O., & Purewal, S. (2015). Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Termination of Pregnancy and Reproductive Loss: A Systematic Review. Journal of pregnancy, 2015.

van den Akker, O.B.A. & Purewal, S., (2014) The effectiveness of persuasive health communication techniques.  Advances in Life Sciences and Health. Volume 1, Number 2, November 2014.

Purewal, S., Crawshaw, M., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2012). Completing the surrogate motherhood process: Parental  Order Reporters’ attitudes towards surrogacy arrangements, role ambiguity and role conflict. Human Fertility. June 2012, Vol. 15, No. 2 , Pages 94-99.

Crawshaw, M., Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2012) Working at the margins: The views and experiences of court social workers on Parental Orders' work in surrogacy arrangements. The British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs045

van den Akker, O.B.A. & Purewal, S., (2011) Elective single embryo transfer and the art of persuasive communication maintenance in the UK. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Vol. 23, Issue 7, 838-850

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2010). Attitudes and Intentions to Donate Oocytes for Research. Fertility and Sterility. 93,4, 1080-7.

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2009a). Systematic review of oocyte donation: investigating attitudes, motivations and experiences. Human Reproduction Update. 15 (5):499-515.

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2009b) A study of the effect of message framing on oocyte donation. Human Reproduction, 24(12):3136-3143 .

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2009c). Attitudes and Intentions towards Volunteer Oocyte Donation. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Vol 19. Supp. 1. pp 19-26.

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2009d) A qualitative study on women’s perceptions of oocyte donation. Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology, 30, No. 4, Pages 215-222.

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2007) The socio-cultural and biological meaning of parenthood. Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology, Vol. 28. No. 3, pp 79-86.

Conferences

van den Akker O and Purewal S (2012) The efficacy of persuasive communication strategies encouraging elective single embryo transfer in young British men. European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Istanbul, Turkey, July 1-4.

Purewal, S., Crawshaw, M., van den Akker, O.B.A. (2011). An investigation into Parental Order Reporters’ attitudes towards their work and surrogacy arrangements in the UK. 27th Annual conference - ESHRE 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden, 3-6 July 2011

Chapman, S., Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2011). A meta-analysis of the physiological, behavioural and psychological variables predicting in vitro fertilisation treatment outcome. 25th Annual Conference of the EHPS 2011 Crete, Greece, 20th - 24th September.

Farhanah Khan, Satvinder Purewal and Olga van den Akker (2011). Young men’s attitudes to current sexual health and future reproductive health and parenthood.  31st Annual Conference of The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, University of Nottingham,. 14-15 September 2011

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2010) European Health Psychology Society in Cluj-Napoca, Romania 1-4 September 2010. ‘A qualitative study of attitudes towards oocyte donation’.

Crawshaw, M., Purewal, S., Khan, F., & van den Akker O. B. A. (2010). 30th Annual Conference of The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 8-10Sept 2009 at Leuven, Belgium. ‘Parental Order Reporters’ attitudes towards their role, surrogacy arrangements and UK legislation’

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2009) 29th Annual Conference of The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 9-10Sept 2009 at The Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle. ‘A systematic review of the psychological determinants and motivational patterns of oocyte donation’

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2009) European Health Psychology Society in Pisa 23rd -26th Sept 2009. ‘Oocyte Donation and the Framing Effect: Changing Intentions’.

McClusky, J.,  Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2009). International Conference on the Arts in Society, Venice Italy, 28-31 July 2009. ‘Fertility Frontiers: Working across Disciplines’

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2009) British Fertility Society on 7-9 January 2009 at the EICC in Edinburgh. ‘Behavioural factors of oocyte donation for research’

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2008) 28th Annual Conference of The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 8-10Sept 2008 at MIC Hotel and Conference Centre, London. ‘Oocyte Donation, Parenthood and the Theory of Planned Behaviour: Structural Equation Modelling Analyses’

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2008) Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2-4 April 2008 at The Royal Dublin Society, Ireland. ‘Factors Influencing Attitudes towards Potential Oocyte Donation for Research’.

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2007) 27th Annual Conference of The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology  10-12 Sept..2007 at St Anne’s College, Oxford. ‘Women’s reasons for parenthood’.

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2007) 21st Annual European Health Psychology Society  Conference 15-18 August 2007 Maastricht, The Netherlands. ‘An internet study of factors predicting willingness to donate oocytes’.

Purewal, S. & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2006) 26th Annual Conference of The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 13-15 Sept.. 2006 at AstonUniversity, Birmingham. ‘A qualitative study of men’s and women’s reasons for parenthood’.

Purewal, S. & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2006) Ethnicity and Reproductive Technologies, 11-12th September 2006, Nottingham. ESRC. ‘Cultural and Gender Differences in Reasons for Parenthood’.

 

Scientific Publications: Journal articles

Van den Akker, O., Postavaru, G.I. and Purewal, S., 2016. Maternal psychosocial consequences of twins and multiple births following assisted and natural conception: a meta-analysis. Reproductive biomedicine online, 33(1), pp.1-14.

Scientific Publications: Published Abstracts

van den Akker, O. Postavaru, G. and Purewal. S. (2016) Paper presentation "A meta-analysis of Maternal psychosocial effects of twins and multiple births following assisted conception or natural conception/ART singleton births”. The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 32nd Annual Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 3 to 6 July. Human Reproduction, 31, 1, i33.

 

Further information

 Research Awards

  • The lived experience of family planning of female patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their partners during key reproductive stages – a qualitative study. £72,653.17 (Co-applicant).

 

  • A systematic review on the psychosocial effects of inflammatory bowel disease on patient's reproductive health. South Staffordshire Medical Centre Charitable Trust/Rotha Abraham Bequest Fund. £1,500 (PI).

 

  • A systematic review and meta analysis of the psychosocial consequences of twins and multiple births following medically assisted reproduction. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant £9486. (2014) SG132634 (Co-applicant).

 

  • A meta analysis on the psychological and behavioural variables predicting In Vitro Fertilization treatment outcome: A path analytic investigation. British Academy £7,400. (2010) (PI).

 

  • Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority for a study assessing attitudes to Single Embryo Transfer £5,000 (2010). (Co-applicant).

Doctoral Supervision 

I am supervising the following students: 

Angeliki Stavroulaki. Reproductive issues in female patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The lived experiences of women of South Asian Background.

 

Hafifa Habib. An investigation to explore the lived experiences of Abortion among unmarried British South Asian Women:  An Ethnographic study

 

Taran Bajaj. Why Some Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Volunteer for Treatment Programmes and Engage in Intervention

 

Esther Oladini. Transition to parenthood: exploring the couple relationship when parenting twins conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART).