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I returned to research following a career as a practitioner working in social services, public health and community development. I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2016 at the Nottingham Centre for the Advancement of Research into Supportive, Palliative and End-of-life Care (NCARE). My PhD study Caring to the End: Exploring the family lives of young people with a parent at the end of life was an in-depth narrative interview study of young people living with a parent who was at the end of life and their nominated family members.
I am currently employed on the Optimum ‘Hospice at Home’ Services for End of Life Care (OPEL) study, which aims to address the question ‘What are the features of Hospice at Home services that work, for whom, and under what circumstances?’ In addition, I am employed at the University of Nottingham, where I have contributed to a number of studies examining experiences of end of life care in the home setting, and the care of people with dementia.
My research interests focus on family experiences of care towards the end of life and on the care provided by family, friends and non-medical carers. I enjoy working collaboratively across disciplines and bringing sociological understandings of family and of care to research in end of life care.
Turner, N., Kelly, A., Schneider, J. and Pollock, K. (under review). Local authority perspectives on commissioning good homecare for older people with dementia. Ageing and Society.
Wilson, E., Caswell, G., Turner, N. and Pollock, K. (under review). Managing medicines for patients dying at home: A review of family caregivers’ experiences. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Turner, N. (2017). Young people’s perspectives on open communication between family members when a parent is dying. Palliative and Supportive Care, doi:10.1017/S1478951517000578 [Published online 3 Jul 2017].
Turner, N., & Almack, K. (2017). Troubling meanings of family and competing moral imperatives in the family lives of young people with a parent who is at the end of life. Children’s Geographies, doi:10.1080/14733285.2017.1350633 [Published online 12 Jul 2017].
Turner, N. and Almack, A. (2016) Recruiting young people to sensitive research: turning the ‘wheels within wheels’. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, doi: 10.1080/13645579.2016.1207943 [Published online 26 Jul 2016].