Dr Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner’s research area is the philosophy and sociology of health data.

Email: andrew.turner@oii.ox.ac.uk

Andrew is a researcher in the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is a philosopher with training in social science research methods working at the intersection of social science, data science and healthcare. Andrew’s research focuses on bringing philosophical perspectives to understanding the socio-technical challenges of sharing and protecting biomedical data.

Prior to joining the OII, Andrew was a Senior Research Associate in the Data to Knowledge group at the University of Bristol, where he mainly worked on the transdisciplinary DataSHIELD project (open source software to facilitate secure data analysis in the biomedical sciences: www.datashield.ac.uk). Andrew also maintains research interests related to his doctoral work and continues to publish about the philosophy of evidence-based medicine and placebos.

Research Interests

Science & Technology Studies, Data science, Research infrastructure, Research software engineering, placebos

Position held at the OII

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, June 2017 –

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Conference papers

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Theses / Dissertations

  • Turner, A. (2012) Evidence-based medicine, placebos and the homeopathy controversy.