I studied for a BA in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford University and for an MA in Historical Research at Durham. I then returned to Oxford to complete a DPhil on representations of adultery in England 1660-1740 under the supervision of Dr Martin Ingram. After that I held the first Past and Present Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research and taught at the University of Glamorgan before taking up my post at Swansea in 2005. I am the author of Fashioning Adultery: Gender, Sex and Civility in England 1660-1740 (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and the co-editor (with Kevin Stagg) of Social Histories of Disability and Deformity (Routledge, 2006). My most recent book Disability in Eighteenth-Century England: Imagining Physical Impairment (Routledge, 2012) won the Disability History Association Outstanding Publication prize for the best book published worldwide in Disability History. I am Principal Investigator and Director of Disability and Industrial Society: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields 1780-1948 (http://www.dis-ind-soc.org.uk), funded by a Wellcome Trust Programme Award.
Professor Turner is Director of the Research Group for Health, History and Culture. He is also a member of MEMO, Swansea's Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research.