Professor Stephen Turner

Professor Stephen Turner

Personal Chair (Clinical)

Professor Stephen Turner
Professor Stephen Turner

Contact Details

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Research Interests

  1. Early origins of childhood asthma.
  2. The role of gene-environment interactions in asthma heterogeneity 3. Using non-invasive markers to monitor recurrent wheezing conditions in childhood. 
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Other Responsibilities

In addition to my research commitments I have three main responsibilities:

1. General paediatrics: I participate in the 1-in-10 consultant on call rota, have general paediatric clinics and take part in the consultant of the week rota.
2. Respiratory paediatrics: I have a weekly respiratory clinic and work as part of a team providing secondary and tertiary respiratory paediatric service (including bronchoscopy) across the North and East of Scotland. I am involved in the British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network asthma guidelines.
3. Teaching and training: I administer the fourth year medical student Child Health block and also teach regularly. I have been the College Principle Regional Examiner since 2004 and also host the clinical exam each February.?


  • MBBS Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1992
  • MRCP ( UK ) 1995
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education ( Newcastle-upon-Tyne ) 1997
  • CCST in general paediatrics (subspecialty interest in respiratory paediatrics) 2002
  • MD ( Newcastle-upon-Tyne ) 2003
  • FRCPCH 2003

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Paediatric Respiratory Society
  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Scottish Paediatric Society

Previous Postings

  • 1992-1995 Junior and Senior House Officer appointments, North East England
  • 1995-1996 Paediatric Registrar, Hastings , New Zealand
  • 1997-1999 Specialist Registrar appointments, North East England
  • 1999-2001 Respiratory Fellow, Perth , Australia
  • 2002-2003 Specialist Registrar appointments, North East England


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