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Dr Angela Turner-Wilson

  • 01202 967342
  • aturnerwilson at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Public Health & Nursing
  • Bournemouth House B245, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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I am a senior lecturer in public health here at Bournemouth University. I graduated with a Bachelors degree and then a Masters from the University of London. I worked as a senior specialist nurse in the field of public health for the UK National Health Service, Dorset Health Authority, before moving into my first academic post at the University of Southampton. I came to Bournemouth University 14 years ago during which time I completed my PhD. My expertise lies in health protection, prevention and promotion in both past and present societies. My current research is concerned with the transient nature of wellbeing from national and international perspectives, particularly in relation to green spaces and woodland areas. In addition I have an interest in health and equity, and understandings of health through the lens of material culture.

Journal Articles


  • Turner-Wilson, A.L., 2007. The appearance of health. The symbolic construction of the healthy body through urban cemetery evidence from late Iron Age and early Roman Britain. In: Croxford, B., Ray, N., Roth, R. and White, N., eds. TRAC 2006 : proceedings of the sixteenth annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference which took place at the University of Cambridge, 24-25 March 2006. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 103-114.


PhD Students

  • Andrea Lacey. "Student Nurses Clinical Experiences"
  • Pippa Hillen. "What Attitudes do Newly Qualified Adult Field Nurses have towards their Role in Public Health?"
  • Folashade Alloh. "Significance of Lifestyle Factors on Development of Type 2 Diabetes among Black Africans in the UK"
  • Jo Taylor. Experiences concerning end of Life Care for their Loved Ones: A Narrative Analysis

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Lead - Dissertations, MSc Public Health
  • Health Promotion and Public Health, Return to Nursing
  • Lead - Exploring and Evaluating Evidence, MSc Public Health
  • Lead - Developing a Study Proposal, MSc Public Health

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Lead - Promoting Health and Wellbeing, BSc Clinical Exercise Science
  • Public Health Unit, BSc Adult Nursing
  • Lead - Promoting Health and Wellbeing, BSc Nutrition
  • Lead - Promoting Health and Wellbeing, BSc Occupational Therapy


  • What factors contribute to a sense of wellbeing for adults who have undertaken guided immersive forest bathing (shinrin yoku) in locations within Dorset, UK (Pump Priming Award, 12 Feb 2019). In Progress
  • Protecting Hyde’s Heath (Heritage Lottery Fund, 15 Jan 2019). In Progress
  • Preliminary market consultation to public health Dorset with their development of a procurement for Integrated 0 – 19 public health nursing services (health visiting / school nursing). (Dorset Public Health, 13 Sep 2018). Completed
  • Perceptions of the public concerning the use and value of nature-based health interventions as a therapeutic option offered by primary care practitioners. (BU FHSS Seedcorn, 01 Mar 2017). Completed
  • Improving collaborative working between correctional and mental health services (EU Commission Horizon2020 MCA RISE, 01 Feb 2017). In Progress
  • Young people’s experiences of accessing digital online archives (BU HSS Seedcorn Funding, 01 Mar 2016). Completed
  • Mapping community food programs that support people to access and use locally produced fresh food in Bournemouth and Poole (BU's Grant Academy Small Grant Scheme, 02 Mar 2015). Completed
  • Interactive digital archive related to health and wellbeing within the Borough of Poole. (BU Fusion Bid, 06 Jan 2015). Completed
  • The object of health: Medical-type items, professional roles, working boundaries and interdisciplinary practices in 20th century healthcare (BU FHSS Seedcorn, 01 Jun 2012). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • ESRC Festival of Social Science Using the Natural Environment to Improve Health and Wellbeing
  • Preliminary Market Consultation to Public Health Dorset with their development of a procurement for Integrated 0 – 19 Public Health Nursing Services (Health Visiting / School Nursing).
  • Preview of an exhibition at Poole Museum attended by the Mayor of Poole, Councillor Lindsay Wilson and Councillor Mohan Lyengar Cabinet Member for Economy, Culture and Learning and Community Engagement. The exhibition was entitled "Her story: Tales of Poole Women Past and Present" and was inspired by International Women's Day and featured two women associated with Bournemouth University.
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science Me and My Green Space - Young People's Perspectives of the Natural Environment
  • Life by the River: A Healthier Future - BU Festival of Learning
  • Life by the River - Past and Present - BU Festival of Learning


  • MA in Archaeology (University of London, 1997)
  • BA (Hons) in Humanities (History and Archaeology) (University of London, 1995)
  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2002)
  • RGN in Nurse (Sefton School of Nursing, 1990)
  • Adv Dip in Infection Control (Royal College of Nursing, 1997)
  • RM in Midwifery (Herts College of Health Care Studies, 1992)
  • PhD in Healthiness and Archaeology (Bournemouth University, 2010)


  • Faculty of Public Health, Associate (2017-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow,
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Adult,
  • The Japan Society, Member (2016-),
  • The Royal Society for Public Health, Fellow,
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