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Philip Turner

B.Sc, Ph.D

Manager and Researcher, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC


Manager and researcher, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC. From Jan 2018

Researcher and Industry Liaison, NIHR Diagnostics Evidence Cooperative Oxford. Nov 2014 - Dec 2017

Research Scientist, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford. July 2009 - Nov 2014

PhD Cell Physiology, Department of Biology, University of York. Sept 2004 - Sept 2008

BSc (hons) Biological Sciences, School of Biology, University of Newcastle. Sept 1997 - July 2000

Research interests

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Community Healthcare MedTech and In vitro Diagnostic Co-operative (MIC), focuses on the robust in-context evaluation and development of diagnostic devices and in vitro diagnostic tests of relevance to community healthcare. I am a diagnostics researcher and Manager of the Community Healthcare MIC. My role incorporates responsibility for liaising with members of the in vitro diagnostics industry and for facilitating interactions with the MIC research team. My research has focussed on the diagnostic needs of clinicians, barriers to implementation, and the identification of evidence gaps which commonly exist in the evidence base for point-of-care diagnostic tests. I have a personal interest in IVDs which could be deployed in resource-limited settings.

My background is in cell physiology, membrane transport processes and signaling. I have a particular interest in the control of ventilation and in particular how humans respond to changes in the partial pressure of inspired oxygen. I have an associated interest in the physiology and medicine of life in remote regions and at high altitude.