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Dr Katrina Turner
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol

I joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol in 2004, having previously worked at the Medical Research Council’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow.

I am a senior qualitative researcher. My main research interests are integrating qualitative studies within randomised controlled trials and the management of depression in primary care. My work within trials has been used to improve their design, conduct and recruitment, and to inform the development of interventions, assess intervention fidelity and interpret trial results. Most of the trials I have been involved with have been in the area of mental health, which led to my interest in the management of depression. These trials and various stand-alone studies have allowed me to explore patients’ views and experiences of different treatments for depression, in order to identify ways to improve treatment adherence and effectiveness.

I am a theme lead within the CLAHRC west, providing guidance and support to eight researchers employed within the Ethnography theme. I am also an affiliate member of the MRC ConDuCT-II methodology Hub, a collaborator on the University of Bristol’s Biomedical Research Unit, and a committee member for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) South West region.

My teaching commitments include leading the Human Basis of Medicine unit, which forms a substantial part of year 1 of the MB ChB degree course, teaching undergraduate medical students, contributing to short courses delivered within the School of Social and Community Medicine, and supervising doctoral and post-doctoral students.

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