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About Paul Turner

Paul Turner is a Senior Lecturer in College of Social Science. I worked for 10 years as a statistical engineer managing projects to improve or optimise component design, turbine operation or manufacturing process performance.  Later I worked in the NHS for five years as a manager with responsibility for quality and efficiency improvement in biomedical science laboratories and acute hospital emergency care systems.  In addition to lecturing, I currently work with Health Education England and local health and social care organisations to create simulation models for economic decision making strategic planning.  My work in this area is primarily focussed on integrated health care workforce planning, medical and nursing commissioning and regional systems providing care to dementia sufferers.

Department Responsibilities

I am the lead for the Service Evaluation and Service Transformation modules of the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practitioner modules and research in health and social care workforce and health economics. I am personal tutor for 25 nursing undergraduates.

Subject Specialism

Heatlh economic modelling to plan healthcare workforce requirements to meet projected demand from dementia and frail, elderly patients.  Modelling emergency care systems for optimisation of care provision.


  • PhD — University of Lincoln, 2016
  • Master of Science in Computing and Manufacturing — Open University, 2003
  • Level 3 certificate — Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 1997


Director of Analytic Answers Ltd, a health and social care consultancy working on validation of STP plans across the UK and with Health Education England.

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Research Interests

  • Dementia care planning

  • Health care workforce planning

Research in the Lincoln Repository