Dr Robin Turner

Dr Robin Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia.

Her research interests cover the areas of diagnostic tests, patient follow-up and monitoring, randomised control trials incorporating patient preferences and decision aids, and the statistical methods underpinning these. She has published across a range of clinical and public health areas including cancer research (breast cancer, melanoma and bowel cancer), chronic kidney disease, asthma, patient preferences and decision aids.

Areas of supervision

Biostatistics, epidemiology, patient preferences, RCTs incorporating patient choice



Journal articles

Moa AM;Muscatello DJ;Turner RM;MacIntyre CR, 2017, 'Epidemiology of influenza B in Australia: 2001-2014 influenza seasons', Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, vol. 11, pp. 102 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irv.12432

Duong C;Turner R;McLaws M-L, 2016, 'Shewhart Charts and Two-Monthly Screening Interval to Monitor Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Virus Infections in Two-Year Prospective Cohort Study of Hemodialysis Patients in Vietnam', Journal of Nephrology and Urology Research, vol. 4, pp. 5 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.12970/2310-984X.2016.04.01.3

Cardona-Morrell M;Chapman A;Turner RM;Lewis E;Gallego-Luxan B;Parr M;Hillman K, 2016, 'Pre-existing risk factors for in-hospital death among older patients could be used to initiate end-of-life discussions rather than Rapid Response System calls: A case-control study', Resuscitation, vol. 109, pp. 76 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.09.031

Moa AM;Chughtai AA;Muscatello DJ;Turner RM;MacIntyre CR, 2016, 'Immunogenicity and safety of inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', Vaccine, vol. 34, pp. 4092 - 4102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.064

Walter SD;Turner RM;Macaskill P;Mccaffery KJ;Irwig L, 2012, 'Optimal allocation of participants for the estimation of selection, preference and treatment effects in the two-stage randomised trial design', Statistics in Medicine, vol. 31, pp. 1307 - 1322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sim.4486

Conference Abstracts

Moa AM;Muscatello DJ;Turner R;MacIntyre R, 2016, 'Using laboratory data to aid early warning in prospective influenza mortality surveillance', in ISDS Annual Conference Proceedings 2015, International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), Denver, Colorado, USA, presented at International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), Denver, Colorado, USA, 08 - 10 December 2015

Mission statement

To reduce the immunisation gap between adults and children through research, teaching and advocacy, with a special focus on the elderly, high risk and vulnerable populations.

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