Lucy Purnell

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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.

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Asylum seekers are penalised for inconsistent narratives: what can we learn from frontline professionals?

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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.

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Parental involvement in CBT for anxiety disorders: a help or a hindrance?

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Lucy Purnell summarises a recent systematic review which finds little support for parental involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent anxiety disorders.

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How has the coronavirus pandemic influenced rates of depressive symptoms in pregnant women?

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Lucy Purnell summarises a recent cross-sectional study from China, which explores perinatal depression in women during the 2019 coronavirus pandemic.

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