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Wendy Purcell

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UCL-UH, UKPhD02/1989IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY
UP, UKBSc07/1985BIOSCIENCES
2009
FELLOW
2019
FELLOW
2015
EMERITUS PROFESSOR
2015
PRESIDENT EMERITA

Overview
Dr. Wendy Purcell PhD FRSA, a Research Scholar with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University leads research on global leadership and governance for sustainable transformation in higher education and in various business sectors, including:

• Travel & Tourism, supported by the World Travel and Tourism Council
• Auto Industry, under the Culture of Health program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• Airlines and Airports, supported by the Airlines for America
• Higher Education and Sustainability
• SDG Solutions Group https://sdgsolutionsgroup.com/
• Leaders on Purpose https://www.leadersonpurpose.com/

Wendy was President Vice-Chancellor of a UK university (2007-2015), taking it to the top 1% of world universities and number one ‘green’ UK university. She is Emeritus Professor of Biomedicine at Plymouth University, UK and life scientist with experience in knowledge exchange and innovation, having worked with the pharma/biotech sector. Council Member of the United Nations University, Member of the Association of American Universities and Colleges, she is Visiting Professor at McGill University.

Wendy was a Non-Executive Director with the UK Government’s cabinet-level office the Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and Chair of its Nominations (Talent) Committee. She was Expert Adviser to Sir Andrew Witty’s Review of Universities and Economic Growth and Sir Adrian Smith’s Postgraduate Review. She continues to advise the UK Government, working with the Cabinet Office on Talent and Diversity for the Civil Service (equivalent to all US Cabinet Secretaries and Congressional leadership) and the Government Office for Science on Foresight programs. She was The Wellcome Trust Media Fellow, spending time as a Science Journalist with the BBC World Service.

Wendy is an experienced Director/Trustee with current roles in Charities/Not-for-Profits and was Founder/Chair of the UK Council for Healthcare Scientists. She has secured competitive research funding from UK, EU and USA sources and is highly effective in raising philanthropic funds. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a member of the RSA Sustainability Board, elected Member of the International Women’s Forum (UK and USA) and a Member of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching.

Wendy’s purpose lies in transforming lives through education and research in pursuit of social equity, the knowledge economy and sustainable development. She seeks to connect universities with business and society. A transformational leader, she is able to deliver excellence in mission-driven organizations in executive and non-executive roles and through leadership coaching and consultancy; she is a coach and mentor to senior executives in business and higher education. Comfortable with complexity and scale, she is analytical as well as enterprising in her approach and takes a keen interest in equity, diversity and inclusion, leadership and governance and sustainability. Wendy consults on global trends and change leadership resulting from disruptive forces and in pursuit of sustainable development.

Wendy has authored over 100 academic publications, as well as book chapters, books and patent filings. I have published over 100 research articles, as well as delivering expert reports, talks and advising. She is currently editor of the lead journal Sustainability for a special issue on ‘Sustainable Higher Education and Leadership’ and lead author of a textbook for Bloomsbury entitled ‘Handbook on Sustainability in Higher Education: an Agenda for Transformational Change’ and Series Editor for Emerald for 17 books on ' Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals’.

wpurcell@hsph.harvard.edu

Research
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  1. WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL
    Sustainability Leadership
  2. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
    CULTURE OF HEALTH
  3. AIRLINES FOR AMERICA
    SARS-CoV-2 RISK MITIGATION STRATEGIES: AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS

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  1. Purcell, W.M (Series Editor). Emerald Publishing Ltd. HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. 2021.
  2. Purcell, W.M (Associate Editor). Springer Publishing. ENCYLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY FUTURES. 2021. View Publication.
  3. Purcell, W,M, & Haddock-Fraser, J. (Co-Editors). Bloomsbury Press. HANDBOOK ON SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION: AN AGENDA FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE. 2021.
  4. Purcell, W.M. & Lumbreras, J. HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: NAVIGATING DISRUPTION USING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. Discover Sustainability. 2021.
  5. Purcell, W.M., Voss, A. & Burns, O. COVID-19 AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. COVID-19: Paving the Way for More Sustainable World. 2021.
  6. Purcell, W,M, & Spengler, J.D. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: SUSTAINABILITY AND OTHER ISSUES. Public Health and Preventative Medicine. 2021. View Publication.
  7. Purcell, W.M. Foreword. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS: CHALLENGES AND NEW STRATEGIES. 2021. View Publication.
  8. Purcell, W.M. & Chahine, T. LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS DRIVING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN AN ENTREPRENEURIAL UK UNIVERSITY. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal. 2021; 40(5):612-623. View Publication.
  9. Purcell, W.M.ACCELERATING EDUCATION FOR THE SDGs IN UNIVERSITIES. Associate Editor for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, NY, USA. ACCELERATING EDUCATION FOR THE SDGs IN UNIVERSITIES. 2021. View Publication.
  10. Moreno-Serna, J., Purcell, W.M., Sanchez-Chaparro, T., Soberon, M., Lumbreras, J. & Mataix, C. CATALYZING TRANSFORMATION PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE SDGs: EFFECTIVENESS AND IMPACT OF THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER INITIATIVE EL DIA DESPUES. Sustainability. 2020; 17:7189. View Publication.
  11. Moreno-Serna, J., Sanchez-Chaparro, T., Purcell, W.M. & Mataix, C. DRIVING TRANSFORMATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY IN A UNIVERSITY THROUGH STRUCTURAL AND ACADEMIC INNOVATION: A CASE STUDY OF A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN SPAIN. Advances in Engineering Education. 2020.
  12. Purcell, W.M. . CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND METAPHOR IN GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION. Critical Global Semiotics. 2019. View Publication.
  13. Purcell, W.M. OFF THE CURVE’ IN HIGHER EDUCATION. [Video file] The Business & Management Collection, Henry Stewart Talks. 2019. View Publication.
  14. Purcell, W.M. A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IN SUSTAINING ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITIES ILLUSTRATED WITH CASE MATERIAL FROM A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF A UNIVERSITY’S STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION: THE ENTERPRISE UNIVERSITY. In, Developing Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities. 2019.
  15. Purcell, W.M., Hendriksen, H.A. & Spengler, J. . UNIVERSITIES AS THE ENGINE OF TRANSFORMATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY TOWARD DELIVERING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: ‘LIVING LABS’ FOR SUSTAINABILITY. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 2019. View Publication.
  16. Evgeniev, E. & Purcell, W.M. DETERMINATION OF REGIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION HUBS IN BULGARIA: EXPLORING KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECOSYSTEMS. VUZF Review [Online Journal for Economics],. 2019; 4:8-21. View Publication.
  17. Purcell, W.M. UNIVERSITIES AS THOUGHT-LEADERS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS IN ADDRESSING LOCAL CHALLENGES. 2019. View Publication.
  18. Langan LM, Owen SF, Trznadel M, Dodd NJF, Jackson SK, Purcell WM, Jha AN. Spheroid Size Does not Impact Metabolism of the ß-blocker Propranolol in 3D Intestinal Fish Model. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:947. PMID: 30186177.
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  19. Langan LM, Harper GM, Owen SF, Purcell WM, Jackson SK, Jha AN. Application of the rainbow trout derived intestinal cell line (RTgutGC) for ecotoxicological studies: molecular and cellular responses following exposure to copper. . 2017 Oct; 26(8):1117-1133. PMID: 28785844.
    Citations: 4     Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Baron MG, Mintram KS, Owen SF, Hetheridge MJ, Moody AJ, Purcell WM, Jackson SK, Jha AN. Pharmaceutical Metabolism in Fish: Using a 3-D Hepatic In Vitro Model to Assess Clearance. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0168837. PMID: 28045944.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  21. Langan LM, Dodd NJ, Owen SF, Purcell WM, Jackson SK, Jha AN. Correction: Direct Measurements of Oxygen Gradients in Spheroid Culture System Using Electron Parametric Resonance Oximetry. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0160795. PMID: 27483384.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  22. Langan LM, Dodd NJ, Owen SF, Purcell WM, Jackson SK, Jha AN. Direct Measurements of Oxygen Gradients in Spheroid Culture System Using Electron Parametric Resonance Oximetry. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0149492. PMID: 26900704.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Xu J, Patton D, Jackson SK, Purcell WM. In-vitro maintenance and functionality of primary renal tubules and their application in the study of relative renal toxicity of nephrotoxic drugs. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2013 Sep-Oct; 68(2):269-274. PMID: 23458725.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  24. Baron MG, Purcell WM, Jackson SK, Owen SF, Jha AN. Towards a more representative in vitro method for fish ecotoxicology: morphological and biochemical characterisation of three-dimensional spheroidal hepatocytes. . 2012 Nov; 21(8):2419-29. PMID: 22732941.
    Citations: 12     Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  25. Easten KH, Harry RA, Purcell WM, McLeod JD. Nociceptin-induced modulation of human T cell function. Peptides. 2009 May; 30(5):926-34. PMID: 19428771.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. Liu J, Kuznetsova LA, Edwards GO, Xu J, Ma M, Purcell WM, Jackson SK, Coakley WT. Functional three-dimensional HepG2 aggregate cultures generated from an ultrasound trap: comparison with HepG2 spheroids. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Dec 01; 102(5):1180-9. PMID: 17440959.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Uroukov IS, Ma M, Bull L, Purcell WM. Electrophysiological measurements in three-dimensional in vivo-mimetic organotypic cell cultures: preliminary studies with hen embryo brain spheroids. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Aug 14; 404(1-2):33-8. PMID: 16750879.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Xu J, Purcell WM. Energy metabolism and biotransformation as endpoints to pre-screen hepatotoxicity using a liver spheroid model. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2006 Oct 15; 216(2):293-302. PMID: 16828827.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  29. Waits PS, Purcell WM, Fulford AJ, McLeod JD. Nociceptin/orphanin FQ modulates human T cell function in vitro. J Neuroimmunol. 2004 Apr; 149(1-2):110-20. PMID: 15020071.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Tan KH, Harrington S, Purcell WM, Hurst RD. Peroxynitrite mediates nitric oxide-induced blood-brain barrier damage. Neurochem Res. 2004 Mar; 29(3):579-87. PMID: 15038605.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  31. Xu J, Ma M, Purcell WM. Biochemical and functional changes of rat liver spheroids during spheroid formation and maintenance in culture: II. nitric oxide synthesis and related changes. J Cell Biochem. 2003 Dec 15; 90(6):1176-85. PMID: 14635191.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  32. Ma M, Xu J, Purcell WM. Biochemical and functional changes of rat liver spheroids during spheroid formation and maintenance in culture: I. morphological maturation and kinetic changes of energy metabolism, albumin synthesis, and activities of some enzymes. J Cell Biochem. 2003 Dec 15; 90(6):1166-75. PMID: 14635190.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  33. Purcell WM, Atterwill CK, Xu J. Cryopreservation of organotypic brain spheroid cultures. Altern Lab Anim. 2003 Dec; 31(6):563-73. PMID: 15560746.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  34. Xu J, Ma M, Purcell WM. Characterisation of some cytotoxic endpoints using rat liver and HepG2 spheroids as in vitro models and their application in hepatotoxicity studies. II. Spheroid cell spreading inhibition as a new cytotoxic marker. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2003 Jun 01; 189(2):112-9. PMID: 12781629.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  35. Xu J, Ma M, Purcell WM. Characterisation of some cytotoxic endpoints using rat liver and HepG2 spheroids as in vitro models and their application in hepatotoxicity studies. I. Glucose metabolism and enzyme release as cytotoxic markers. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2003 Jun 01; 189(2):100-11. PMID: 12781628.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  36. Tan KH, Purcell WM, Heales SJ, McLeod JD, Hurst RD. Evaluation of the role of P-glycoprotein in inflammation induced blood-brain barrier damage. Neuroreport. 2002 Dec 20; 13(18):2593-7. PMID: 12499874.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  37. Tan KH, Purcell WM, Heales SJ, McLeod JD, Hurst RD. Activated T cells mediate direct blood-brain barrier endothelial cell death and dysfunction. Neuroreport. 2002 Dec 20; 13(18):2587-91. PMID: 12499873.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Xu J, Ma M, Purcell WM. Optimizing the enzymatic determination of galactose in the culture medium of rat liver and HepG2 cell spheroids. Anal Biochem. 2002 Dec 15; 311(2):179-81. PMID: 12470678.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Bollard ME, Xu J, Purcell W, Griffin JL, Quirk C, Holmes E, Nicholson JK. Metabolic profiling of the effects of D-galactosamine in liver spheroids using (1)H NMR and MAS-NMR spectroscopy. Chem Res Toxicol. 2002 Nov; 15(11):1351-9. PMID: 12437325.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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