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James Turner

Clinical Research Fellow in Global Surgery

Alongside his role as a clinical fellow in the department of global surgery, Jim Turner is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He returned at the end of 2017 from an 18 month stint working as a surgeon in CURE Children’s Charity Hospital in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

After graduating from Edinburgh University, he was awarded a commission with the British Army and served in the 2003 Iraq war as a Regimental Medical Officer of the Parachute Regiment. This experience was instrumental in him developing a passion for humanitarian healthcare and gaining a post-graduate qualification in medical care for catastrophes. During his Orthopaedic training, he spent time working in a rural south African mission hospital, performed free surgery camps in India and completed a 1-year Orthopaedic fellowship at CURE Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital Malawi. He was also awarded a 12-month contract with the World Health Organisation based in Geneva where he worked as a clinical advisor in a team developing global trauma guidelines. In addition he has recently completed a second Paediatric Orthopaedic fellowship in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada.