Miss Billie Turner

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

Biography

I am a qualitative researcher with a background in global public health (MSc) and sexual and reproductive health. Much of my professional work to date has focused on young people’s sexual health and wellbeing. Prior to joining SPHSU, I worked in sexual health improvement, and as a relationships and sex education facilitator delivering workshops for young people in schools and other youth services.

As a researcher, I am particularly interested in using co-production and participatory approaches to work collaboratively with young people to coproduce research and action on sexual wellbeing.

Education

  • BA English Literature with a year abroad, University of Sussex
  • MSc Global Public Health and Policy, Queen Mary University London

Current role

I am currently based in the Relationships and Health programme at the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU). I work as Research Assistant on two projects focused on understanding and promoting young people’s sexual health and wellbeing - CONUNDRUM and Good Measure. In both projects, I have particular responsibility for young people’s participation and co-production, including supporting our Youth Advisory Groups. 

From July 2023, I am working on a new initiative funded by Scottish Government to embed sexual wellbeing as a public health goal for Scotland. As part of this project, I will help to establish sustainable participatory mechanisms to embed young people’s involvement in the policymaking process to ensure their views and needs are meaningfully included.

You can find me on twitter @BillieMelluish

 

 

 

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Young people’s health and wellbeing
  • Sexual health and wellbeing
  • Public mental health
  • Co-production and participatory approaches
  • Peer led research
  • Qualitative research with young people and communities
  • Youth activism and social change

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022
Number of items: 10.

2024

Blake, C. , Turner, B. , Mitchell, K. and Lewis, R. (2024) What factors influence young people’s involvement in policymaking and service improvement? A systems perspective. NHS Research Scotland (NRS) and Chief Scientist Office (CSO) Patient and Public Involvement Event 2024, Dundee, Scotland, 12 Mar 2024.

Blake, C. , Turner, B. , Lewis, R. and CONUNDRUM Action Group, (2024) Young people’s involvement in policy and service improvement. [Artefact]

Blake, C. , Turner, B. and Lewis, R. (2024) What drives the involvement of young people in policy making and service improvement? Insights from a map of Scotland’s sexual health system. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2023

Turner, B. et al. (2023) Good Measure Project. Adolescent sexuality development and mental health and wellbeing: Research priorities for mental health surveys. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Blake, C. , Lewis, R. , Turner, B. and Mitchell, K. (2023) Using participatory systems mapping to understand young people’s involvement in sexual health policy and service improvement. 17th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine From Local to Global: Behavior, Climate and Health, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 Aug 2023.

Turner, B. , Astbury, K., Bell, M., Gascoigne, R., Nakamaura, Y., Blake, C. and Lewis, R. (2023) Young people’s priorities for digital sexual health promotion: findings from a peer engagement (CONUNDRUM Action). Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Turner, B. and Mitchell, K. (2023) Using participatory systems mapping to understand young people’s involvement in sexual health policy and service improvement. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Birmingham, UK, 28-29 Mar 2023.

Brown, L. J., Turner, B. M. , Cavero, V. and Flores, E. C. (2023) Gender and the environmental health agenda: a qualitative study of policy, academic, and advocacy perspectives in Peru. Journal of Climate Change and Health, 10, 100217. (doi: 10.1016/j.joclim.2023.100217)

2022

Turner, B. , Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Gascoigne, R. and CONUNDRUM Action Group, . (2022) Co-producing research with young people online: Insights from a participatory sexual health project. [Website]

Turner, B. , Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Astbury, K., Gascoigne, R. and CONUNDRUM Action Group, . (2022) Involving young people in sexual health policy and service improvement. [Website]

This list was generated on Tue Apr 16 19:54:09 2024 BST.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Brown, L. J., Turner, B. M. , Cavero, V. and Flores, E. C. (2023) Gender and the environmental health agenda: a qualitative study of policy, academic, and advocacy perspectives in Peru. Journal of Climate Change and Health, 10, 100217. (doi: 10.1016/j.joclim.2023.100217)

Research Reports or Papers

Blake, C. , Turner, B. and Lewis, R. (2024) What drives the involvement of young people in policy making and service improvement? Insights from a map of Scotland’s sexual health system. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Turner, B. et al. (2023) Good Measure Project. Adolescent sexuality development and mental health and wellbeing: Research priorities for mental health surveys. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Turner, B. , Astbury, K., Bell, M., Gascoigne, R., Nakamaura, Y., Blake, C. and Lewis, R. (2023) Young people’s priorities for digital sexual health promotion: findings from a peer engagement (CONUNDRUM Action). Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Blake, C. , Turner, B. , Mitchell, K. and Lewis, R. (2024) What factors influence young people’s involvement in policymaking and service improvement? A systems perspective. NHS Research Scotland (NRS) and Chief Scientist Office (CSO) Patient and Public Involvement Event 2024, Dundee, Scotland, 12 Mar 2024.

Blake, C. , Lewis, R. , Turner, B. and Mitchell, K. (2023) Using participatory systems mapping to understand young people’s involvement in sexual health policy and service improvement. 17th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine From Local to Global: Behavior, Climate and Health, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 Aug 2023.

Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Turner, B. and Mitchell, K. (2023) Using participatory systems mapping to understand young people’s involvement in sexual health policy and service improvement. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Birmingham, UK, 28-29 Mar 2023.

Artefact

Blake, C. , Turner, B. , Lewis, R. and CONUNDRUM Action Group, (2024) Young people’s involvement in policy and service improvement. [Artefact]

Website

Turner, B. , Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Gascoigne, R. and CONUNDRUM Action Group, . (2022) Co-producing research with young people online: Insights from a participatory sexual health project. [Website]

Turner, B. , Lewis, R. , Blake, C. , Astbury, K., Gascoigne, R. and CONUNDRUM Action Group, . (2022) Involving young people in sexual health policy and service improvement. [Website]

This list was generated on Tue Apr 16 19:54:09 2024 BST.