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Dr. Triece Turnbull

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Department: Psychology

General information

Dr Triece Turnbull is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton. Prior to this Triece was a Director for the DPsych in Health Psychology programme at City University, London. She was also a Visiting Lecturer in Health Psychology at City University and a Consultant Health Psychologist.

Although Triece has research interests in diabetes, dementia and cancer, her specialism is in improving sex education and sexual health. The latter has involved working with policy makers, healthcare professionals and commercial companies, such as SSL (responsible for selling Durex) and Consilient Healthcare to improve the provision of sexual healthcare in the United Kingdom.

Triece is also passionate about health psychology and is a Chartered Health Psychologist. However, since 2011 she has become a member of the Division of Health Psychology committee. Although she started in the role of Publicity and Liaisons Chair, Triece is now the BPS DHP National Conference Chair and a member of the BPS Standing Conference Scientific Committee. 

Teaching

Dr Triece Turnbull has taught extensively on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in psychology. She has also developed health psychology modules and lead doctorate programmes in the area of health psychology. 

Research

Dr Triece Turnbull has strong links in research associated with diabetes, dementia, cancer and her specialist area of sex education and sexual health.

Other Publications

  • Turnbull, T. (2012). Sex and Relationship Education in British Families. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Germany: Saarbrucken. ISBN : 978-3-8484-0822-1. 
  • Turnbull. T. Perfect Parenting and Puberty Changes in your Daughter. United States: California. 2013. ISBN - 13: 9781301209644.
  • Turnbull. T. Perfect Parenting and Puberty Changes in your Son. United States: California. 2013. ISBN: 9781301435067.
  • Turnbull. T. Correct and Slang Terminology that is being used by Kids. United States: California. 2013. ISBN: 9781301418435.

Published Journal Articles

  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & Swainston, K. (2017). A new era for Sex and Relationship Education: 21st century teaching with the support of parents. Special Issue: Journal of Health Psychology. Submitted.
  • Robson, E. & Turnbull, T. (2017). An exploration into parental awareness of sugar consumption in children’s diets. Appetite. Submitted.
  • Watts, K. & Turnbull, T. (2017). Genital herpes: The road to psychological recovery. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Submitted.
  • Bray, M. & Turnbull, T. (2017). Exploring the lived experience of being diagnosed with Dementia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) Study. British Journal of Health Psychology. Submitted.
  • Akhter, K., Bunn, C. & Turnbull, T. (2017). Effectiveness of social support interventions for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes: a systematic review of interventions based on theoretical framework. Qualitative Methods in Psychology. Submitted.
  • Akhter, K., Turnbull, T. & Simmons, D. (2016). Influences of social determinants on Type 1 Diabetes self-management: Are we doing enough? Practical Diabetes, 33(9), 307-312.
  • Chapman, B. & Turnbull, T. (2016). A qualitative investigation of healthcare professional’s perceptions of inappropriate use of accident and emergency services. British Journal of Nursing, 25(9), 476-483. 
  • Turnbull. T., van Schaik. P. & van Wersch, A. (2015). Sexual knowledge and contraception among university students, Health Psychology Update, 25(1), 13-19.
  • Turnbull, T. & Greenwell, K. (2014). ‘Let’s start at the very beginning’: Promoting health psychology to A-level students. Health Psychology Update, 23(1), 44-48.
  • Welsh, N., Turnbull. T. & van Wersch, A. (2014). Alopecia: A review of the psychosocial and therapeutic interventions. Health Psychology Update, 23(2), 88-95.
  • Turnbull. T., van Schaik. P. & van Wersch, A. (2013). Exploring the role of computers: Communication about sex and relationship education in British families. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(4): 309-314. doi:10.1089/cyber.2013.1507.
  • Turnbull, T. & Forshaw, M.J. (2012). Sexual health and psychology: where theory meets life. The Psychologist, 25(10), 748-751.
  • Turnbull. T., van Schaik. P., & van Wersch, A. (2012). Communication about sexual matters within the family: Facilitators and barriers. Health Education Journal, 30(2), 40-47. 
  • Turnbull. T., van Schaik. P. & van Wersch, A. (2012). The role of religion in communication regarding sexual matters within British families. British Psychological Society: North East England Branch, 5(6), 21-29. 
  • Turnbull. T. (2011). Sex education and the importance of health psychology. British Psychological Society: Health Psychology Update, 20(3), 20-24. 
  • Turnbull. T. (2011). Sex and relationship education in British families: How do we move forward? Education and Health, 29(2), 35-37. 
  • Turnbull, T. (2011). Sex education: It’s a family affair. Challenges: Durex Network, 2, 7-8.
  • Turnbull. T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2011). A grounded theory approach to Sex and Relationship Education in British families. Qualitative Methods in Psychology, 12, 41-51. 
  • Turnbull. T., van Schaik. P. & van Wersch, A. (2011). Sex and Relationship Education in England: What do Parents and children want? British Psychological Society: North east England Branch, 4(5), 11-4. 
  • Turnbull. T., van Schaik. P. & van Wersch, A. (2011). Parents as educators of sex and relationship education: the role for effective communication in British families. Health Education Journal, 70(3), 240-248. 
  • Turnbull. T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2010). Evaluation of Sex and Relationship Education in the Family Context using an Interactive CD-ROM: A Grounded Theory Approach. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 15(1), 95-96. 
  • Turnbull. T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2010). Adolescents’ preferences regarding sex and relationship education. Health Education Journal, 69(3), 277-286. 
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2008). Sex education in the family context. Health Education Journal, 67(3), 182-195. 
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2007). Sex Education in the British Family Context:
    Grounded Theory Approach. Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 20-21. Also available at www.ehps2007.com
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2008). Psychological Exploration of Sex and Relationship Education in the Family Context using the Grounded Theory Approach. Review to Sense CDs/National Children’s Bureau concerning an interactive CD-ROM entitled ‘Sense, Sex and Relationships. Available at www.sensecds.com. 
  • Turnbull, P., van Wersch, A. & Papastefanou, S.L. (2005). Living with Scoliosis: A Test Case Report. Cleveland Medical Journal, 6, 36-39. 
  • Van Schaik, P., Turnbull, T. & van Wersch, A. (2004). Presence within a Mixed Reality Environment. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 7(5), 743-791. 

Conference Papers / Presentations 

  • Turnbull, T. (June, 2017). Sexual Health Research in Practice: Evaluation of the Bradford Speakeasy Programme. International Society of Critical Health Psychology Conference, Loughborough University.
  • Turnbull, T. (September, 2017). Community led Sex and Relationship Education for parents and their children: A qualitative evaluation. British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology Conference. Cardiff.

Previous

  • Turnbull, T. (2015). Sexual Health Research in Practice: Experiences in the North East. Public Health England Conference. Held at the Durham Centre, Co Durham.
  • Turnbull, T. (2014). Sexual Knowledge, Contraception and accessing Contraceptive Methods among British University Students. Presented at British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology. Making a change to Health. Park Inn Hotel, York.
  • Turnbull, T. (2013). Innovation in Sexual Health Event. Presented at Coventry University, Techno Centre, University Park, Coventry. Conference held on the 12th February, 2013. 
  • Turnbull, T. (2012). Career Development – Stage 2 Qualification Process: Becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Presented at Northumbria University, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. Conference held on the 18th July, 2012. 
  • Turnbull, T. (2011). Health Psychology – Stage 2 Qualification Process: Becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Presented at the University City London, Northampton Square, City of London. Conference held on the 23rd June, 2011. 
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2010). A Grounded Theory Approach to Sex and Relationship Education in British Families: Exploring the Role of a Multimedia Intervention. Presented at the Third North East of England Annual Conference for the British Psychological Society. Conference held on the 22nd October, 2010 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham. 
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2010). Evaluation of Sex and Relationship Education in the Family Context using an Interactive CD-ROM: A Grounded Theory Approach. Presented at the 11th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health. Conference held between 19th and 22nd May, 2010 at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, Netherlands. 
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2009). Sex Education in the British Family Context: Grounded Theory Approach. Presented at the sre2009 IVth Biennial International Sex and Relationships Education Conference. Conference held between 7th and 9th September, 2009 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 
  • Turnbull, T., van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2007). Sex Education in the British Family Context: Grounded Theory Approach. Presented at the 21st EHPS Conference on 16th August 2007 at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, with satellite events at Hasselt University, Belgium. 
  • Turnbull, T., & van Wersch, A. & van Schaik, P. (2006). Psychosocial Exploration of Sex & Relationship Education in the Family Context using the Grounded Theory Approach. Presented at the 6th Qualitative Research Conference in Health and Social Care. Bournemouth University, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT, 5th September, 2006.
  • Turnbull, T. (2005). Psychosocial Aspects of Sex & Relationships Education. Presented at the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, 20th April, 2005.
  • Van Wersch, A., van Schaik, P., & Turnbull, T. (2003). Computer Gaming in the DragonLAN III Tournament. Presented at the University Research Fund, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, 23rd September, 2003.
  • Van Wersch, A., Turnbull, T. & Watson, R. (2003) General Practitioners Attitudes to Complimentary Medicine. Presented at the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (CAM). Novotel Hotel, Southampton, 16th May 2003.

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