Catherine Turner


Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Professor Turner has qualifications in nursing, population health and education; has worked as a clinical nurse, epidemiologist and held senior appointments in the tertiary and government sectors since 1992, including a Ministerial appointment as Assistant Commissioner (Nursing) in Queensland.

Professor Turner was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University and a recipient of a National Health & Medical Research Fellowship. Professor Turner established the former School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Queensland in 2005. She is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards, a distinguished Alumni Award and has published more than 145 peer reviewed publications and attracted over $7 million in grant funding as the lead investigator. Professor Turner led the ARC & NHMRC funded Nurses & Midwives e-cohort study, a longitudinal study of >10,000 that contributed to Health Workforce Australia reports and is now archived at the Australian Data Archive in the longitudinal studies collection.

Professor Turner was a non-executive Board Director of Mater Ltd, a company that operates 2 public and 5 private hospitals [2008-2019] and Mater Education Ltd, a company that delivers health professional education [2016-2019] and Mater Research, a medical research institute [2018-2019].

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    Exploration of the expected and achieved competency levels of new graduate nurses

    Hyun, A., Tower, M. & Turner, C., 20 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Nursing Management. p. 1-14 14 p.

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  • Somatic acupoint stimulation for cancer-related sleep disturbance: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

    Liu, X-L., Cheng, H. L., Moss, S., Wang, C. C., Turner, C. & Tan, J-Y., 2020, In : Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2020, p. 1-12 12 p., 2591320.

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  • Perspective: Using Bronchiectasis Action Management Plans for Children With Bronchiectasis—Can It Improve Clinical Care?

    Schutz, K. L., Marchant, J. M., Chang, A. B., Turner, C., Chatfield, M. D. & McCallum, G. B., 30 Oct 2019, In : Frontiers in Pediatrics. 7, 428.

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