Accueil Researchers Postdoc Justin Turner
Justin Turner

Biography

Dr. Justin Turner, BPharm, MClinPharm, PhD

Dr Justin Turner received a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Masters of Clinical Pharmacy from University of South Australia, a PhD from Monash University, Australia. Dr Turner’s research strives to optimize the safe and effective use of medications in older people, with a specific interest in deprescribing. His passion for deprescribing comes from his front-line work as a pharmacist in hospitals, community, aged care and policy sectors across Australia and the United Kingdom. Dr Turners research poses the question, “How can we sustainably improve the use of medications in older adults?”. To answer this question Dr Turner’s research applies mixed methods to lead and evaluate local and provincial projects across Canada. Founded in implementation science, his research assesses the impact of health policy, public engagement and healthcare provider education on the reduction of inappropriate medications in older adults at an individual and population level. Dr Turner is codirector of the Canadian Deprescribing Network.

Research Program

Dr Turner’s research interests focus on optimizing the safe and effective use of medications in older people, with a specific interest in deprescribing. Deprescribing is the process of identifying and stopping a medication where the potential for harm outweighs the potential for benefit. Dr Turner’s passion for deprescribing comes form his work as a pharmacist in hospitals, community, aged care and policy sectors across Australia and the United Kingdom. Justin moved to Canada with his family in 2015 searching for snow and the answer to the question, “How can we improve medication use in older adults?” In an attempt to answer this question, Dr Turner is currently involved with a number of deprescribing initiatives across Canada, building upon his research interests in pharmacoepidemiology, quantitative, qualitative and policy based research. As the Senior Advisor, Science Strategy for the Canadian Deprescribing Network, Dr Turner is passionate about implementing deprescribing initiatives and measuring outcomes that matter for older adults at an individual and community level.

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Justin Turner BPharm, MClinPharm, Ph.D.
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