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Katy is Senior Lecturer in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and she works with colleagues across the Faculty of Health Sciences and beyond. Katy's research includes cost-effectiveness and transmission dynamic modelling to evaluate interventions to prevent infectious disease in human and animal populations, especially zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance. Katy enjoys facilitating sharing of expertise and methodology between veterinary and human infectious disease epidemiology, especially in research at the intersection of the two specialities: zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and the use of applied genomic profiling technologies.
EPSRC Bridging the Gaps in AMR project (Adrian Mulholland PI) project is an exciting example of research in Bristol seeking to develop innovative methods to address health care problems using multidisciplinary research. Katy is workstream lead with Martin Home (Engineering Maths) in Interventions and Surveillance. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/bristolbridge/
Tom Chisnall "Molecular Epidemiology of Q fever (Coxiella burnetti ) infection in cattle" Primary supervisor, with Mark Eisler and Tristan Cogan.
Ijugila Thilza "Tuberculosis infection in cattle and humans in Nigeria, Plato region" co-supervisor with Ed van Klink (primary) and Tristan Cogan.
Katy is a member of the newly established Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions, one of 12 national centres funded by NIHR, set up to support research activities of Public Health England (Directors Matthew Hickman and Isabel Oliver).
Katy sits on the Infection and Immunity steering committee.
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Katy previously held an NIHR research fellowship at Bristol University, School of Social and Community Medicine. She developed economic and mathematical tools for interventions to improve sexual health, mainly focused on the control of sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhoea and chlamydia. A model and analysis of the cost and effectiveness of partner notification and screening for chlamydia was published in the BMJ ( http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj/c7250.short). This included a user-friendly spreadsheet which is designed to be used by local commissioners to evaluate and improve their own services. Katy, together with Bristol collaborators, is keen to bridge the gap between cutting edge research and clinical practice. This involves a series of related projects working closely with local PHE and local authorities to understand local data and provide local solutions, ultimately aiming to improve the quality of service provision in the South West and more widely.
Katy is economic modelling lead for the Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIPP) - one of several Health Integration Teams set up to support Public Health functions locally.
She is an associate editor of Sexually Transmitted Infections journal and a member of the regional SW BASSH committee and BASSH public health special interest group
EPINETS - was a University funded project to investigate methods of network inference from respondent driven sampling data (RDS) and to develop a facebook application to replicate RDS sampling, within a known network to test the performance of the network inference. More info is available here: link
Collaborators: Bristol (Paddy Horner, John Macleod, Jane Nicholls), London (Elisabeth Adams, John Edmunds), Bern, Switzerland (Nicola Low)
Associate Editor, Sexually Transmitted Infection, BMJ group journal2013 → …
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- Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Q fever
- Mathematical modelling
- antimicrobial resistance
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of traditional and new partner notification technologies for curable sexually transmitted infections: observational study, systematic reviews and mathematical modellingAlthaus, C. L., Turner, K. M. E., Mercer, C. H., Auguste, P., Roberts, T. E., Bell, G., Herzog, S. A., Cassell, J. A., Edmunds, W. J., White, P. J., Ward, H. & Low, N., Jan 2014, In : Health Technology Assessment. 18, 2, p. 1-100 100 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review39 Citations (Scopus)
An early evaluation of clinical and economic costs and benefits of implementing point of care NAAT tests for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea in genitourinary medicine clinics in EnglandTurner, K. M. E., Round, J. A., Horner, P. J., Macleod, J. A. A., Goldenberg, S., Deol, A. & Adams, E. J., 22 Nov 2013, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections. 90, 2, p. 104-111 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review48 Citations (Scopus)
Approximating Optimal Controls for Networks when There Are Combinations of Population-Level and Targeted Measures Available: Chlamydia Infection as a Case-StudyClarke, J., White, K. A. J. & Turner, K., 29 Jun 2013, In : Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review7 Citations (Scopus)
NIHR Post Doctoral Research Fellowship - Applied mathematical and economic modelling for the evaluation and optimisation of the effectiveness of public health interventions against sexually transmitted infections.
Katherine Mary Elizabeth Turner (Recipient)1 Jan 2010 → 1 Jan 2015
Activity: Other activity types › Fellowship awarded competitively