Satvinder Purewal BSc MSc PhD CPsychol. is currently working as a researcher at Middlesex University. Her PhD thesis (2009), investigated the psychological determinants of [genetic] parenthood and attitudes towards donation of genetic material under the supervision of Prof. Olga van den Akker. Since completing her BSc in Psychology at Aston University, she graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology.

Scientific Publications:

Journal articles

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. Impact Factor: 1.377(Journal Citation Reports 2011)

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. In press. Impact factor: 1.190 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

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, In Press. Impact Factor 2.042 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2010). Attitudes and Intentions to Donate Oocytes for Research. Fertility and Sterility. 93,4, 1080-7. Impact factor 3.775 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

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. Impact factor 9.234 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2009b) A qualitative study on women’s perceptions of oocyte donation. Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology, 30, No. 4, Pages 215-222. Impact Factor 1.389 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2009c) A study of the effect of message framing on oocyte donation. Human Reproduction, 24(12):3136-3143 . Impact factor 4.475 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

Purewal, S., & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2009d). Attitudes and Intentions towards Volunteer Oocyte Donation. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Vol 19. Supp. 1. pp 19-26. Impact factor 2.042 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

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. Impact Factor 1.389 (Journal Citation Reports 2011)

 

Published Abstracts

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. Psychology & Health, Volume 26, Supplement 2, page 104-105(Abst).

Farhanah Khan, Satvinder Purewal and Olga van den Akker (2011). Young men’s attitudes to current sexual health and future reproductive health and parenthood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Volume 29, Issue 3, July 2011, page e26 (Abst).

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2010) A qualitative study of attitudes towards oocyte donation. Psychology & Health, Volume 25, Issue S1 August 2010, page 311(Abst).

Crawshaw, M., Purewal, S., Khan, F., & van den Akker O. B. A. (2010). Parental Order Reporters’ attitudes towards their role, surrogacy arrangements and UK legislation. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Volume 28, Issue 3, August 2010, pages e11 (Abst).

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A.. (2009). A systematic review of the psychological determinants and motivational patterns of oocyte donation. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp 320-321 (Abst).

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A.. (2009). Oocyte donation and the framing effect: changing intentions. Psychology & Health, Vol. 24, Suppl. 1, pp. 327-328 (Abst).

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2008) Oocyte Donation, Parenthood and the Theory of Planned Behaviour: Structural Equation Modelling Analyses. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp 263-264 (Abst).

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2008) Factors Influencing Attitudes towards Potential Oocyte Donation for Research. Book of Abstracts. BPS Annual Conference, 2008, pp 178-179 (Abst)

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2007) Women’s reasons for parenthood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Vol 25, No 3, pp 242-3 (Abst)

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2007) An internet study of factors predicting willingness to donate oocytes. Health Psychology Review, Vol 1, S1, pp 175-176 (Abst)

Purewal, S. & van den Akker, O.B.A. (2006) A qualitative Study of men and women’s reasons for parenthood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp 274 (Abst)

Papers presented at national and international 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 8-10 Sept 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 9-10 Sept 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 8-10 Sept 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. (2007) LHS Postgraduate Research Day, 28th June 2007 at Aston University, Birmingham. ‘Factors Influencing Women’s Reasons for Parenthood’.

Purewal, S & van den Akker, O. B. A. (2007) Health and Human Development research group meeting at Aston University, Birmingham. ‘Assessing Women’s Attitudes towards Oocyte Donation’.

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 Aston University, 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’.

Research interests centre on

  • Infertility and medically assisted reproduction,
  • Gamete donation and surrogate motherhood,
  • Abortion & Reproductive loss
  • Multiple Births & Single embryo transfer
  • Post traumatic stress and post traumatic stress disorder
  • Ethnicity
  • The meaning of parenthood,
  • Health psychology,
  • Theory of Planned Behaviour,
  • Framing Effect and Fear Appeals.
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Interest in statistical techniques including meta-analysis and structural equation modelling.

Research Publications

Completing the surrogate motherhood process: parental order reporters’ attitudes towards surrogacy arrangements, role ambiguity and role conflict

Purewal, Satvinder and Crawshaw, Marilyn and Van den Akker, Olga (2012) Completing the surrogate motherhood process: parental order reporters’ attitudes towards surrogacy arrangements, role ambiguity and role conflict. Human Fertility, 15 (2). pp. 94-99. ISSN 1464-7273

Working at the margins : the views and experiences of court social workers on parental orders work in surrogacy arrangements

Van den Akker, Olga and Crawshaw, Marilyn and Purewal, Satvinder (2012) Working at the margins : the views and experiences of court social workers on parental orders work in surrogacy arrangements. British Journal of Social Work . ISSN 0045-3102 (print) ; 1468-263X (online)

Elective single-embryo transfer: persuasive communication strategies can affect choice in a young British population

Van den Akker, Olga and Purewal, Satvinder (2011) Elective single-embryo transfer: persuasive communication strategies can affect choice in a young British population. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 23 (7). pp. 838-850. ISSN 1472-6491

Psychological and cultural determinants of women's intentions to donate oocytes.

Purewal, Satvinder (2009) Psychological and cultural determinants of women's intentions to donate oocytes. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

Parental order reporters' attitudes towards their role, surrogacy arrangements and UK legislation.

Crawshaw, Marilyn and Purewal, Satvinder and Khan, Farhanah and Van den Akker, Olga (2010) Parental order reporters' attitudes towards their role, surrogacy arrangements and UK legislation. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 28 (3). ISSN 0264-6838

Attitudes and intention to donate oocytes for research

Purewal, Satvinder and Van den Akker, Olga (2010) Attitudes and intention to donate oocytes for research. Fertility and Sterility, 93 (4). pp. 1080-1087. ISSN 0015-0282

A study of the effect of message framing on oocyte donation

Purewal, Satvinder and Van den Akker, Olga (2009) A study of the effect of message framing on oocyte donation. Human Reproduction, 24 (12). pp. 3136-3143. ISSN 0268-1161

I feel like they were mine and I should be looking after them: an exploration of non-patient women's attitudes towards oocyte donation.

Purewal, Satvinder and Van den Akker, Olga (2009) I feel like they were mine and I should be looking after them: an exploration of non-patient women's attitudes towards oocyte donation. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 30 (4). pp. 215-222. ISSN 0167-482X

Factors influencing attitudes towards potential oocyte donation for research

Purewal, Satvinder and Van den Akker, Olga (2008) Factors influencing attitudes towards potential oocyte donation for research. In: Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society., 2-4 April 2008., The Royal Dublin Society, Ireland..

Attitudes and intentions towards volunteer oocyte donation

Purewal, Satvinder and Van den Akker, Olga (2009) Attitudes and intentions towards volunteer oocyte donation. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 19 . pp. 19-26. ISSN 1472-6491

View more publications in the Research Repository

Dr Satvinder Purewal (PI) with van den Akker. A meta analysis on the psychological and behavioural variables predicting In Vitro Fertilization treatment outcome: A path analytic investigation. British Academy £7,400. (2010)

O.B.A. van den Akker (PI) with Dr S. Purewal. Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority for a study assessing attitudes to Single Embryo Transfer £5,000 (2010).

Referee for the Journal of Health Psychology, Human Reproduction, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology, and Journal of Bioethics. Committee member of the Applied Social Psychology research group (Middlesex University).