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Dr Katy Turner


BVSc Veterinary Science

Katy is Senior Lecturer in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Bristol Vet School and honorary SL at School of Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School. Her research is highly multidisciplinary and focusses on evaluation of interventions for infectious diseases using a variety of mathematical modelling and computational methods. Her main research interests are in sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes), antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals and zoonotic infections (Q fever, bovine tuberculosis, AMR).

She previously held an NIHR research fellowship at Bristol University, School of Social and Community Medicine. She developed economic and mathematical tools for interventions to improve sexual health, mainly focused on the control of sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhoea and chlamydia. A model and analysis of the cost and effectiveness of partner notification and screening for chlamydia was published in the BMJ ( This included a user-friendly spreadsheet which is designed to be used by local commissioners to evaluate and improve their own services.

Katy, together with Bristol collaborators, is keen to bridge the gap between cutting edge research and clinical and veterinary practice.