Academic Clinical Fellow
Dr Melody Turner is an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice at the Primary Care Unit. She is also completing clinical placements under the Cambridge GP Vocational Training Scheme.
Melody completed a medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 2015. This degree included a research component, in which she worked alongside psychologists and a linguistic analyst. This positive experience led to a publication and pursuing a career in research.
During her final year of medical school, she completed an elective at the Paediatric Urology Department of Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. During this elective she assisted with updating an article on surgical management of renal tract problems.
Following graduation, Melody completed two foundation years in the East of England and gained full medical registration.
Melody is part of the Applied Social Sciences group which is led by Dr Dr Robbie Duschinsky. She is undertaking a narrative review of the five minute speech sample supervised by Professor Marinus van IJzendoorn. Melody is interested in applying linguistics in a health care setting, child health and mental health.
Melody will be leading sessions for the “Preparing for Patients” (PfP) course, which prepares medical students for their GP placements. She is also an online mentor for medical students.
Perez, E., Turner, M., Fisher, A., Lockwood, J., & Daley, D. (2014). Linguistic analysis of the Preschool Five Minute Speech Sample: what the parents of preschool children with early signs of ADHD say and how they say it? PLoS One, 9(9), e106231. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106231
Turner, M., Steven, L. C., & Mushtaq, I. Surgical management of renal tract problems. Paediatrics and Child Health, 26(6), 239-245. doi:10.1016/j.paed.2016.02.003