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Emma Turner
Trial Support Officer



Emma joined the York Trials Unit in June 2017 as a Trial Support Officer, after recently achieving an MA in Social Research Methods (Sociology) and a BSc (Hons) in Sociology. Before returning to her studies, Emma worked for nearly three years in the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen.


  • MA Social Research Methods (Sociology): Distinction, Durham University, 2017
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology: First Class, Teesside University, 2015



  • ACTIVE – A RCT assessing the effectiveness of internal plate fixation versus external fine wire fixation for the management of Type C, closed pilon fractures of the distal tibia

Previous Projects

  • BRIGHT – Brushing RemInder 4 Good oral HealTh: an RCT of a school and text-based programme to improve the oral health of young people living in deprived areas
  • PRESTO – Pragmatic Randomised Evaluation of Stable Thoracolumbar fracture treatment Outcomes

Research group(s)


Full publications list

  • Innes, N., Fairhurst, C., Whiteside, K., Ainsworth, H., Sykes, D., El Yousfi, S., Turner, E., Chestnutt, I.G., Keetharuth, A., Dixon, S. and Day, P.F., 2024. Behaviour change intervention for toothbrushing (lesson and text messages) to prevent dental caries in secondary school pupils: The BRIGHT randomized control trial. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Available at: 10.1186/s40814-023-01243-z
  • Ainsworth, H., Marshman, Z., Whiteside, K., Sykes, D., Fairhurst, C., Turner, E., Chestnutt, I., Day, P., Dey, D., Elliott, L. and El-Yousfi, S., 2023. Set up and assessment of progression criteria for internal pilots: the Brushing RemInder 4 Good oral HealTh (BRIGHT) trial example. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 9(1), p.17. Available at: 10.1186/s40814-023-01243-z
  • Cook, E., Scantlebury, A., Booth, A., Turner, E., Ranganathan, A., Khan, A., Ahuja, S., May, P., Rangan, A., Roche, J. and Coleman, E., 2021. Surgery versus conservative management of stable thoracolumbar fracture: the PRESTO feasibility RCT. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England). 25(62), pp.1-126. Available at: 10.3310/hta25620
  • Flett, L., Adamson, J., Barron, E., Brealey, S., Corbacho, B., Costa, M. L., Gedney, G., Giotakis, N., Hewitt, C., Hugill-Jones, J., Hukins, D., Keding, A., McDaid, C., Mitchell, A., Northgraves, M., O'Carroll, G., Parker, A., Scantlebury, A., Stobbart, L., Torgerson, D., Turner, E., Welch, C., Sharma, H., 2021. A multicentre, randomized, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of external frame versus internal locking plate for complete articular pilon fracture fixation in adults: Protocol for the ACTIVE randomized controlled trial. Bone & Joint Open. 2(3), pp.150-163. Available at: 10.1302/2633-1462.23.bjo-2020-0178

Emma Turner

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Emma Turner
Trial Support Officer

Tel: 01904 32(1622)