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Professor Catherine Turner

Catherine TurnerProfessor Turner was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mater Education Ltd in 2016.

Professor Turner began her career at Mater, graduating in 1984 with the Mother Alban Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing. She has held senior appointments in the tertiary and government sectors since 1992.

Professor Turner established the former School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Queensland in 2005 and was Head of School until June 2014. She is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards, a distinguished alumni Award and both a National Health and Medical Research Council and Fulbright Fellowship for her research. She has published more than 130 peer reviewed journal publications and conference publications.

In 2011 Professor Turner was appointed by the Minister of Health as an Assistant Commissioner of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Queensland (HQCC) until the new Health Ombudsman commenced in Queensland in July 2014.