I joined the Division of Psychology at Stirling as a lecturer in health psychology in September 2015. Prior to this I was based in the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology at the University of Manchester where I was a lecturer. I completed my PhD at Ulster University in 2014. This funded PhD aimed to address physical activity during pregnancy with a theory based, behaviour change intervention. I have taught a wide range of students and health professionals, led undergraduate and postgraduate modules and supervised student projects.
PhD entitled "What effects does an individually tailored intervention have on the physical activity of primigravida pregnant women?" Ulster University
MSc Health Psychology University of Stirling
BSc (hons) Psychology University of Stirling and University of California, Santa Barbara
Fellowship of Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology British Psychological Society
My research centres around the application of health psychology into maternity care. I am interested in a range of behaviours which relate to the antenatal and postnatal period including physical activity, breastfeeding, weight management and diet. My research interests range from exploratory work to large scale interventions. Multidisciplinary working is essential in my research and enhancing impact of research is a priority of mine.
Grant A & Currie S (2020) Qualitative exploration of the acceptability of a postnatal pelvic floor muscle training intervention to prevent urinary incontinence. BMC Women's Health, 20 (1), Art. No.: 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0878-z
Miller J, Currie S, McGregor LM & O'Carroll RE (2020) 'It's like being conscripted, one volunteer is better than 10 pressed men': A qualitative study into the views of people who plan to opt-out of organ donation. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12406
Miller J, Currie S & O'Carroll RE (2019) 'If I donate my organs it's a gift, if you take them it's theft': a qualitative study of planned donor decisions under opt-out legislation. BMC Public Health, 19, Art. No.: 1463. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7774-1
Mills H, Atkinson L, Olander E, Smith D, Hayes L, Currie S, Newham J, Foster C & De Vivo M (2019) Bump start needed: linking guidelines, policy and practice in promoting physical activity during and beyond pregnancy. British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101413
Sissions A, Grant A, Kirkland A & Currie S (2019) Using the theoretical domains framework to explore primary health care practitioner's perspectives and experiences of preconception physical activity guidance and promotion. Psychology, Health and Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2019.1679846
Lyons S, Currie S, Peters S, Lavender T & Smith DM (2019) The Perceptions And Experiences Of Women With A Body Mass Index ≥ 30 kg m2 Who Breastfeed: A Meta-synthesis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 15 (3), Art. No.: e12813. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12813
Hill B, Kothe EJ, Currie S, Danby M, Lang AY, Bailey C, Moran LJ, Teede H, North M, Bruce LJ & Skouteris H (2019) A systematic mapping review of the associations between pregnancy intentions and health-related lifestyle behaviours or psychological wellbeing. Preventive Medicine Reports, 14, Art. No.: 100869. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100869
Lyons S, Currie S & Smith DM (2019) Learning from Women with a Body Mass Index (Bmi) ≥ 30 kg/m2 who have Breastfed and/or are Breastfeeding: a Qualitative Interview Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2679-7
Lyons S, Currie S, Peters S, Lavender T & Smith D (2018) The association between psychological factors and breastfeeding behaviour in women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg m-2: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 19 (7), pp. 947-959. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12681
Gillespie N, McInnes R, Hoddinott P, Elders A & Currie S (2018) Breast-milk expression policies and practices in Scotland: a document analysis. Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood Conference, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, 10/06/2017 - 14/06/2017. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14 (S2). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/mcn.12587; https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12587
Epton T, Currie S & Armitage C (2017) Unique Effects of Setting Goals on Behavior Change: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85 (12), pp. 1182-1198. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000260
Currie S, Dunwoody L, Sinclair M, Liddle D, Murphy MH & Madden E (2015) Excuses, excuses, excuses: What are the barriers to participating in an antenatal physical activity intervention?. Health Psychology Update, 24 (1), pp. 8-15. http://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publication-by-series/health-psychology-update/health-psychology-update-vol-24-no-1-spring-2015.html
Currie S & Atkinson L (2015) The application of psychological methods, models and theories to the understanding of health in the pregnancy and postpartum period: A review of a BPS funded seminar series. Health Psychology Update, 24 (2), pp. 56-59. http://shop.bps.org.uk/publications/publication-by-series/health-psychology-update/health-psychology-update-vol-24-no-2-autumn-2015.html
Currie S, Murphy MH, Sinclair M, Liddle D, Dunwoody L & Madden E (2013) Reducing the Decline in Physical Activity during Pregnancy: A Systematic Review of Behaviour Change Interventions. PLoS ONE, 8 (6), Art. No.: e66385. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0066385
Skinner R, Gonet V, Currie S, Hoddinott P & Dombrowski S (2019) A systematic review with meta-analyses of text message-delivered behaviour change interventions for weight loss and weight loss maintenance [Review of SMS for Weight Management]. Obesity Reviews.