Dr Alice M Turner MBChB (Hons), MRCP, PGCE (MedEd), PhD

Dr Alice Turner

Institute of Applied Health Research
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician
Institute Director of Research Knowledge and Transfer

Contact details

Address
Institute of Applied Health Research
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Alice’s research interests are predominantly in clinical aspects of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fields in which she has published widely. Optimising monitoring and therapy for AATD is a major focus for her group. They are also studying aspects of care delivery for COPD, particularly those that span from secondary into primary care and including clinical trials that optimise self-management of COPD.

Qualifications

  • FRCP 2020
  • PGDip Leadership & quality improvement 2019
  • PhD in Respiratory Medicine 2010
  • PGC in Medical Education 2007
  • MRCP 2004
  • MBChB (Hons) 2001

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Alice Turner’s research interests are predominantly in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, fields in which she has published widely. She lectures to both Medical and Dental Students at the University and is involved in clinical teaching and examining in several local hospitals.

The following is a list of recent or current postgraduate degree supervision. Enquiries from self-funded potential students or those wishing to pursue a Fellowship in Dr Turner's current areas of research interest are welcome by email.

PhD - Cell specific genomics exploring shared pathogenesis between COPD and lung cancer (year 2)
PhD - The role of hypoxia in vascular co-morbidity in chronic inflammatory disease (write up)

Other activities

Academic/clinical committees

•           International

o          ERS AATD task force (2015-)

o          EARCO European AATD registry steering group (2018-)

o          Clinical Biomarker Qualification consortium, imaging subgroup (2018-)

•           National

o          BTS working party for care bundles (2013-14) 

o          BTS Specialist Advisory Group (SAG) on COPD (2015-18)

o          West Midlands Quality Review Service COPD steering group (2016-)

o          NICE health technology appraisal committee (2018-21)

o          NIHR HTA prioritization committee (2019-)

o          BTS quality improvement committee (2019-22)

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Faqihi, BM, Trethewey, S, Morlet, J, Parekh, D & Turner, A 2021, 'Bilevel positive airway pressure ventilation for non-COPD acute hypercapnic respiratory failure patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Annals of Thoracic Medicine, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 306-322. https://doi.org/10.4103/atm.atm_683_20

Adab, P, Jordan, R, Fitzmaurice, D, Ayres, J, Cheng, KK, Cooper, B, Daley, A, Dickens, A, Enocson, A, Greenfield, S, Haroon, S, Jolly, K, Jowett, S, Lambe, T, Martin, J, Miller, M, Rai, K, Riley, RD, Sadhra, S, Sitch, A, Siebert, S, Stockley, RA & Turner, A 2021, 'Case-finding and improving patient outcomes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: the BLISS research programme including cluster RCT', Programme Grants for Applied Research, vol. 9, no. 13. https://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar09130

Adab, P, Jordan, R, Fitzmaurice, D, Ayres, J, Cheng, KK, Cooper, B, Daley, A, Dickens, A, Enocson, A, Greenfield, S, Haroon, S, Jolly, K, Jowett, S, Lambe, T, Martin, J, Miller, M, Rai, K, Riley, RD, Sadhra, S, Sitch, A, Siebert, S, Stockley, RA & Turner, A 2021, 'Case-finding and improving patient outcomes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: the BLISS research programme including cluster RC', Programme Grants for Applied Research, vol. 9, no. 13, pp. 1-180. https://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar09130

Channa, S, Gale, N, Lai, E, Hall, L, Quinn, M & Turner, A 2021, 'Colour vision deficiency and sputum colour charts in COPD patients: an exploratory mixed-method study', Primary Care Respiratory Journal, vol. 31, no. 1, 13 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41533-021-00225-z

Hall, J, Turner, A, Dretzke, J, Moore, D & Jowett, S 2021, 'Cost-effectiveness of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', Thorax. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2021-217463

Maunder, E, Bradley, HE, Deane, CS, Hodgson, AB, Jones, M, Joanisse, S, Turner, AM, Breen, L, Philp, A & Wallis, GA 2021, 'Effects of short-term graded dietary carbohydrate intake on intramuscular and whole body metabolism during moderate-intensity exercise', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 131, no. 1, pp. 376-387. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00811.2020

Morice, A, Smith, JA, McGarvey, L, Birring, SS, Parker, SM, Turner, A, Hummel, T, Gashaw, I, Fels, L, Klein, S, Francke, K & Friedrich, C 2021, 'Eliapixant (BAY 1817080), a P2X3 receptor antagonist, in refractory chronic cough: a randomised, placebo-controlled, crossover phase 2a study', The European respiratory journal, vol. 57, no. 5, 2004240. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.04240-2020

Crapo, J, Gupta, A, Lynch, DA, Vogel-Claussen, J, Watz, H, Turner, A, Mroz, RM, Janssens, W, Ludwig-Sengpiel, A, Beck, M, Langellier, B, Ittrich, C, Risse, F & Diefenbach, C 2021, 'FOOTPRINTS study protocol: rationale and methodology of a 3-year longitudinal observational study to phenotype patients with COPD', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 3, e042526. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042526

European Alpha-1 Liver Study Group 2021, 'Hepatobiliary phenotypes of adults with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency', Gut. https://doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2020-323729

Schouten, IGM, Kasteleyn, MJ, Tsonaka, R, Bals, R, Turner, A, Ferrarotti, I, Corsico, AG, Lara, B, Miravitlles, M, Stockley, RA & Stolk, J 2021, 'Long-term effect of α1-antitrypsin augmentation therapy on the decline of FEV 1 in deficient patients: an analysis of the AIR database', ERJ Open Research, vol. 7, no. 3, 00194-2021. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00194-2021

Smith, D, Gill, A, Hall, L & Turner, A 2021, 'Prevalence, pattern, risks factors and consequences of antibiotic resistance in COPD: a systematic review', COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Abdel-Aal, A, Lisspers, K, Williams, S, Adab, P, Adams, R, Agarwal, D, Barnard, A, Bouloukak, I, van Boven, JFM, Chavannes, N, Dickens, A, van Gemert, F, Escarrer, M, Haroon, S, Kayongo, A, Kirenga, B, Kocks, JWH, Kotz, D, Newby, C, McNulty, CAM, Metting, E, Moral, L, Papadakis, S, Pinnock, H, Price, D, Ryan, D, Singh, SJ, Correia-de-Sousa, J, Ställberg, B, Szefler, SJ, Taylor, SJC, Tsiligianni, I, Turner, A, Weller, D, Yusuf, O, Tabyshova, AK & Jordan, R 2021, 'Prioritising primary care respiratory research needs: results from the 2020 International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) global e-Delphi exercise', NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. <https://www.nature.com/npjpcrm/>

Green, C, Clarke, J, Bicknell, R & Turner, A 2021, 'Pulmonary MicroRNA changes alter angiogenesis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer', Biomedicines, vol. 9, no. 7, 830. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9070830

Mobeen, F, Edgar, R, Pye, A, Stockley, R & Turner, A 2021, 'Relationship between depression and anxiety, health status and lung function in patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency', COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. https://doi.org/10.1080/15412555.2021.1991904

Review article

Pye, A, Khan, S, Whitehouse, T & Turner, AM 2021, 'Personalizing liver targeted treatments and transplantation for patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency', Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 65-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808993.2021.1862648

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