Professor Debbie Turner

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Faculty of Health,
School of Clinical Sciences,

Personal details


Professor in Podiatry
Faculty of Health,
School of Clinical Sciences,


Clinical Sciences

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Professional memberships and associations

  • AHPRA Registered Podiatrists – Registration number POD0002186381
  • Health Professions Council – Registration number CH12982
  • Member of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists - Registration number 13914
  • Australian Rheumatology Association non-medical member
  • Australian Rheumatology Association Local Conference Committee member (2019)
  • Scientific Chair of the NSW & ACT Podiatry State Conference (2016)
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine and General Practice
  • Australian Podiatry Association Regional Committee – Academic representative (2019)
  • ANZPAC – Program accreditation panel member 2019
  • Member of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
  • Member of British Health Professions in Rheumatology
  • Committee member of Podiatry Rheumatic Care Association - 2008-2014
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) – Early RA update – Panel member
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Rheumatology Symposium Scientific Committee member (2012)
  • Arthritis Research UK Orthotics Advisory Group member (2014)
  • Arthritis Research UK Patient panel advisory group member (2012-2014)
  • Scottish Collaborative Arthritis Research group – AHP committee member - 2008-2014
  • Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group (SRUG) – Founder member - 2009-2014
  • Scottish Podiatry Ultrasound Group (SPUN) – Founder member


Debbie is an experienced academic, with a wealth of teaching experience (over 20 years of teaching experience on under-graduate podiatry programs) in a number of different universities including Western Sydney University, Glasgow Caledonian University, La Trobe University and the University of Huddersfield.  She was the Head of the podiatry Program at Western Sydney University and Glasgow Caledonian University and has remained clinically active as a podiatrist since she graduated in 1996. Debbie gained her post-graduate teaching certificate at the University of Huddersfield (2007), which was awarded one of the first Global Teaching Excellence Awards in 2017, awarded by the Higher Education Academy in recognition of institution-wide approaches to teaching excellence and for its outstanding educators who provide inspirational teaching. Throughout her academic career, Debbie  has acted as module / unit coordinator on a number of different areas aligned to her subject specialty (biomechanics, functional anatomy, rheumatology, assessment and diagnosis, musculoskeletal imaging, pre-clinical studies, high risk foot) and has taught on larger school wide inter-professional units (research methods, Investigating Evaluative Practice and evidence based practice).  Her teaching has consistently evaluated highly with students and areas of her innovative teaching practice has been commended in accreditation reports.

Selected publications

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