Professor Deborah Turner


Director of Academic Program Podiatric Medicine, Western Sydney University


Professor Debbie Turner is the Director of Academic Program for Podiatric Medicine at the Western Sydney University.  Since graduating in 1996 I have always worked clinically and developed a specialist scope of practice in the area gait analysis and imaging.  I gained an Arthritis Research UK academic fellowship in 2007 and undertook training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and injection therapy to support research activities.  The application of an integrated imaging and biomechanical approach to understanding chronic diseases including diabetes and inflammatory joint has been the focus of research activity.

I have published extensively in the field of rheumatology, helped to build capacity in podiatry research through PhD supervision and I am currently working on a number of research studies where ultrasound is a fundamental component of the work.