Lucy is a psychology graduate currently completing an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL. Alongside her MSc, she is a part-time Honorary Assistant Psychologist at the Traumatic Stress Service working on exploring the experiences of people with PTSD during the coronavirus pandemic. Her research interests include PTSD, perinatal mental health and child poverty and mental health. Lucy is a dog-lover and enthusiastic chef.
Lucy Purnell explores a recent systematic review, which finds that maternal childhood maltreatment is associated with adverse perinatal mental health experiences, and this association is mediated by disruptions to maternal emotional functioning.[read the full story...]
Lucy Purnell reviews a qualitative study which suggests that the applications of asylum seekers should not be rejected on the basis that there are inconsistencies between interviews.[read the full story...]
Lucy Purnell summarises a recent systematic review which finds little support for parental involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Lucy Purnell summarises a recent cross-sectional study from China, which explores perinatal depression in women during the 2019 coronavirus pandemic.[read the full story...]