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Dr Emma Turner

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Dr Emma Turner is a Research Fellow in Health Services Research and Epidemiology at Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol.

She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol before moving into Health Services Research in the School of Social Medicine.  Emma began working on two pragmatic randomised trials into prostate cancer treatment and PSA testing for prostate cancer.  Then in 2007 she took over as trial co-ordinator for CAP (Cluster randomised trial of PSA testing for prostate cancer).   Emma is a Co-applicant on Cancer Research UK grants that fund the CAP trial and leads the research programme on the use of routine data sources, with over 400,000 men followed up for between eight and 15 years (median 10 years) using routine data.  In recognition of this achievement, and innovative methodology Dr Turner and her team were awarded the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Award 2018 for the CAP trial.  

She is a member of the British Psychological Society; and sat on the research committee of the University Cancer Research Fund (2013 – 2018).

Emma’s main research interests are in the areas of prostate cancer; the use of routine electronic data sources in pragmatic randomised trials; psychological impact of cancer on the patient and supportive others; and cognitive function.



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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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