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I joined the university in 2005 and am currently a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc Psychology. I was in the finance industry for seventeen years before making a career change into teaching. I worked in Further Education with Access, A level and GCSE students but my interest in writing and research eventually led me to a career in academia.
I am interested in socio-cultural explanations for human behaviour with a particular focus on learning and development. My doctorate focused on student transition into Higher Education and I am currently using Communities of Practice theory to understand the relationship between identities and community participation. I also have experience in mental health and therapeutic approaches and am qualified in bereavement counselling.
Turner, L. and Tobbell, J. (2017) ‘Learner Identity and Transition; an Ethnographic Exploration of Undergraduate Trajectories’ Journal of Further and Higher Education . ISSN 0309-877X
Turner, L. and Tobbell, J. (2017) ‘Researching educational transition using ethnography’ SAGE Research Methods Cases . ISSN 9781473986749
Turner, L (2015) ‘Identity and transition into Higher Education: an exploration of the synthesis between prior and emerging learner identities’. In: EDULEARN15: 7th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 6-8th July 2015, Barcelona, Spain
Turner, L. and Tobbell, J. (2014) ‘Hide and seek: how implicit and explicit practices shape learner identity during transition to Higher Education’. In: BERA Annual Conference, 23rd-25th September 2014, Institute of Education, London
Tobbell, J. and Turner, L. (2014) ‘Transforming pedagogy: an exploration of the relationship between academic performance and participation in professional activity in H.E. students’. In: BERA Annual Conference, 23rd-25th September 2014, Institute of Education, London
Turner, L. and Tobbell, J. (2014) ‘How practices shape identity: an exploration of transition for undergraduate psychology students’. In: HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, 30th April - 1st May 2014, University of Edinburgh
Turner, L (2012) An ethnographic study of transition in to Higher Education for undergraduate psychology students Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Turner, L (2009) ‘Thrown in at the deep end and its sink or swim for us: Students Talking About Transition To University’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Course Leader for MSc Psychology