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Margot Turner

Senior Lecturer in Diversity and Medical Education
My role is to embed diversity and community issues into the curriculum.

When I arrived at St Georges 15years ago there was no formal community or diversity programme.I have now developed 14 taught sessions and a range of community placements which are all assessed.This has involved  creating both lectures and small group sessions as well as working with a range of community groups to ensure all the learning objectives are effectively achieved and linked into the curriculum.I have worked across two medical courses as well advising and embedding sessions into the Physicians Associates course and Health Science Degree.Recently I have been very involved in student partnership work on issues such as sexual violence and the BAME attainment gap.I created an exhibition with students on the Windrush generations contribution to the NHS and a new CBL and teaching session with students on "Identity,Migration and Health' which has been highly evaluated.

I am very proud that my work has been recognised  at St Georges by winning a special award for my contribution last year.I am also Chair of DIMAH (Diversity in Medicine and Healthcare) and represent DIMAH on the GMC Equality Commitee .I ran their conference this year in Liverpool which was a very exciting staff student partnership.

Peer reviewed publications

Book Chapter

Turner, M. & Dogra, N. (2016) ‘Diversity Issues in Clinical Communication in Brown, J., Noble, L., Papageorgiou, A., Kidd, J. (eds) Clinical Communication in Medicine, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, pp119-126 


Turner, M., Kelly, M., Leftwick, P., Dogra, N. (2014) ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors and diversity issues in medical education’ Medical Teacher 36 743-745 

Dogra, N., Conning, S., Gill, P., Spencer, J., Turner, M. (2005) ‘Learning in Practice; teaching of cultural diversity in medical schools in the UK and Republic of Ireland: cross sectional questionnaire survey’

British Medical Journal 360(7488) 403-404 

Conning, S., Turner, M., Hooper, A. (2001) ‘Educating tomorrow’s doctors for today’s world; introducing a new diversity course for Year 2 medical students in a community based setting’ Medical Education, 35 1066-1069

Wylie, A., Stephenson, A., Copperman, J., Turner, M. (1999) ‘Single handed practices; their contribution to an undergraduate teaching network in the first year of a new curriculum’ Medical Education 33 531-536

Conference Presentations

Symposium on Diversity in the Curriculum (2019)

AMEE Vienna

Bankolu,Abi Osman,Turner (2019)"Beyond statistics:An innovative staff student project challenging black stereotypes"

AMEE Vienna

Suresh,Turner and Guest (2018)Future Doctors collaborating for change in vulnerable communities

AMEE Helsinki 

Turner and Northwood (2017) "I can be myself round here" Exploration of LGBTQ issues in the curriculum

AMEE 2017 Helsinki

Turner,Minter,Rabinathan (2017) "You are a medical student you cant do art"

AMEE 2017 Helsinki

Turner,Marriott and Lasoye (2017) "Tackling issues of sexual harassment and assault'

AMEE Helsinki

Turner. (2016) Embedding Diversity into Assessment-is it just too difficult?

AMEE Barcelona 

Turner, M., Jegatheesan, M. (2015) ‘Student Inclusion Issues in the Curricula and Teaching’

AMEE Glasgow

Joekes, K., Turner, M., Cooke, B, McGauley, G. (2014)‘Teaching Medical Students about Dealing with Violence and Aggression in Medicine: Facing their Fears’

EACH Amsterdam

Turner, M. (2012) ‘Developing Teaching and Learning Projects with the Community’ St Georges Academic Day 

Shah.U, Jegatheesan M., Turner M., Joekes K., Carneiro W. (2011)

‘Medical Students’ Experiences and Attitudes Towards ‘Unofficial’ Interpretation’

AMEE Vienna 

Hammond, J., Turner, M, D’Avray, L. (2008) ‘Teaching Diversity and Inter-professionalism in Health Care Training’ Ottawa, Melbourne 

Baig.S. McCrorie, P., Turner, M. (2007) ‘Community and Teaching in Medical Education’ AMEE, Trondheim 

Turner.M, Kirk. A, (2006) ‘Medical Student attitudes to diversity issues in Medical Education’ Ottawa Conference, New York 

Turner, M., Kent, H., Thomas, J., MacKay, A. (2004) ‘Refugee and asylum seeker health issues; an innovative program to address unmet needs and put these on the education agenda’ Ottawa Conference, Barcelona 

Conning, S. Turner, M., Wass, V. (2001) ‘Valuing diversity; the effectiveness of a role-play workshop as part of a newly introduced community based diversity module’ AMEE Berlin 

Turner, M., Conning, S., Hooper, A. (2001) ‘Innovations in Teaching: introducing a diversity model’ ASME, Dublin 

Hayles, U., Turner, M., Lempp, H., Wylie, A. (1999) ‘Teaching about health care needs of African Caribbean people in the new undergraduate curriculum a GKT’ Centre for Caribbean Medical Conference. 

Turner, M., Woodfield, S., Lempp, H. (1999) ‘Developing multi-disciplinary community-based courses for undergraduate medical students; an approach that can address inequalities in inner city primary health care’

Madingly in Cambridge 

Conferences Organised and Keynote Speeches 

May 2016,Diversity Education in UK Medical Schools

I organised this conference with other members of the DIMAH committee sponsored by the Medical Schools Council.I also did a keynote presentation on Assessment and Diversity in Medical Education. 

October 2003, ASME Conference Birmingham, UK Diversity Teaching in Medical Education

I organised this conference with representatives from Leicester, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Kings College, London. 

November 2004, Refugee Health Conference

I was a keynote speaker at this national conference on refugee health run by Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority

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