Welcoming Our Visiting Psychology Professor Deborah Turnbull from University of Adelaide


The School of Liberal Arts and Science is proud to announce our latest appointment, Professor Deborah Turnbull from the University of Adelaide, Australia as our visiting professor for the Master of Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) programmes. Prof. Deborah Turnbull will be engaged in both the programmes for the next two years, from August 2021 to July 2023.


Prof. Deborah holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology (University of Newcastle, NSW, 1990) and a PhD in social epidemiology (University of Sydney, 1992). She has been teaching and researching in psychology for over 25 years. Her main areas of work are in health, clinical and applied psychology and her research programmes include studies in mental health, pregnancy care, cancer screening, cardiovascular psychology and men’s health. She teaches on a broad range of topics including research methods, International Psychology and inter-professional practice.


Her leadership roles include being a Council member of Kathleen Lumley College, the University of Adelaide’s postgraduate college and being the academic lead for internationalization in the School of Psychology. Her professional activities include her role as member and then Chair (Research Advisory Board) of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (2010 to 2015) and College of Reviewers, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (invited in 2019). She has received sustained NHMRC research support since 1997 (9 project grants as CI) and has published over 220 papers. She was also awarded the Chair in Psychology at the University of Adelaide in 2005. Prof. Deborah Turnbull also actively participates in the international arena. In 2020 she participated in two grant review rounds for the Canadian Governments rapid response to COVID-19 in 2020.