Academic Clinical Fellow
Melody is a General Practice Academic Clinical Fellow, who has a specialist interest in paediatrics. She has completed her foundation training as a junior doctor in the East of England deanery and has full registration as a medical doctor. Whilst an undergraduate she completed a medical elective at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, in the paediatric urology department.
Currently, Melody is working at Addenbrookes’ hospital in Cambridge as part of the General Practice Vocational Training Scheme. Melody is attached to the Applied Social Sciences Group under the supervision of Dr Robbie Duschinsky and Professor Marinus Van Ijzendoorn. Melody is training in “Video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline” at the Tavistock and Portman in London, which is an evidence based intervention, recommended by NICE for the management of attachment difficulties for children in care, or on the edge of care.
Her main area of interest is paediatrics. This includes: Child and adolescent mental health, Paediatric surgery, Attachment theory, Child developmental psychology and Neurodevelopmental disorders.
Melody teaches medical students and junior doctors. This includes ward based teaching, peer mentoring and assessing preparing for patient assignments in General Practice.
She has completed the Integrated Foundations of Medical Education (IFME) programme at the University of Cambridge and passed with distinction.
Turner, Melody & Beckwith, Helen & Duschinsky, Robbie & Forslund, Tommie & Foster, Sarah & Coughlan, Barry & Pal, Sanchita & Schuengel, Carlo. (2019). Attachment difficulties and disorders. InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice. 12. 175573801882381. 10.1177/1755738018823817.
Cao, Kevin & Turner, Melody & Mishrah, P & Cuckow, P. (2018). The rare case of an extraperitoneal ureteral herniation into the inguinal canal of a 12-year-old boy. The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. 101. e1-e3. 10.1308/rcsann.2018.0176.
Turner, Melody & C. Steven, Lisa & Mushtaq, Imran. (2016). Surgical management of renal tract problems. Paediatrics and Child Health. 26. 10.1016/j.paed.2016.02.003.
Perez, Elvira & Turner, Melody & Fisher, Anthony & Lockwood, Jo & Daley, David. (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. e106231. 10.1371/journal.pone.0106231.
Melody has won funding for an MPhil in Primary Care Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) during a competitive national selection process.