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Research interests

I joined the Department for Health as a Lecturer in 2013 and I am leading a programme of research that examines the immunology of cancer and viral infection in the context of lifestyle factors and ageing.

I have established strong links with the Royal United Hospital Bath and I am undertaking a number of projects to identify factors that predict successful treatment in patients with a cancer diagnosis. This work compliments other investigations that I am leading to help us understand how lifestyle factors influence the risk of developing cancer.

I work collaboratively on several other projects in the Department for Health that are examining the effects of different forms of exercise, and levels of physical activity or body composition, on aspects of immune function and redox processes.

Prior to my position at the University of Bath, I undertook a PhD between 2007-2010 in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. My thesis covered topics related to the biochemistry and immunology of ageing and exercise. Following my PhD, I remained in Birmingham to undertake three years of post-doctoral training in the School of Immunity and Infection and the School of Cancer Sciences. During this time, I characterised immune responses to novel therapeutic targets for treating blood cancers, and conducted research towards producing a prophylactic vaccine to prevent glandular fever and cancers caused by Epstein-Barr Virus.

Research interests

  • Ageing of the immune system
  • Cancer immunology
  • Vaccination and infectious disease
  • Redox biology
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour
  • Overweight and obesity

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2010 2018

Adipose Tissue Dysfunction

Trim, W., Thompson, D. & Turner, J. E. 2018 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. New York, U. S. A.: Springer, p. 1-5

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Adipocytes
Adipose Tissue
Intra-Abdominal Fat
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin Resistance
Adipose Tissue
Obesity
Inflammation
Immune System
Metabolic Diseases
Exercise
T-Lymphocytes
Neoplasms
Life Style
Lymphocytosis

High volume exercise training in older athletes influences inflammatory and redox responses to acute exercise

Estrela, A. L., Zaparte, A., Da Silva, J. D., Moreira, J. C., Turner, J. E. & Bauer, M. E. 1 Oct 2017 In : Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 25, 4, p. 559-569 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Athletes
Oxidation-Reduction
Exercise
Hydrocortisone
Testosterone

Immunosenescence

Turner, J. E. 15 Jan 2017 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Gellman, M. & Turner, J. R. (eds.). New York, U. S. A.: Springer, p. 1-7

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary