Background and Education:
Dr. Turner is a licensed Psychiatrist and Medical Practitioner in Ontario. He obtained his undergraduate Medical Degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1970 then completed 3 years of internship and residency training in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Anesthetics, OBGYN and Psychiatry in New Zealand before immigrating to Canada. He then completed his Post-Graduate Specialist Training in Psychiatry at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1973-1977. He moved to Burlington, Ontario, and obtained his Psychiatry Fellowship in November 1977. He has been on staff the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital since 1977 to the present, and has been on staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital 1993-2002 and back this year April 2018 to the present.
Past and Current Interests and Positions:
Dr. Turner was past Chief of Psychiatric Services and Consulting Psychiatrist to the Psychiatric Inpatient Services at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, and has provided IME and Consulting services to Med Works, SOMA and Benchmark Rehabilitation Service
Dr. Turner is Consultant to the YEI Youth Early Intervention Program since April 2018 and director of the First Episode Psychosis Program since 2007, both at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, Psychiatric Outpatient Department. He also is Consulting Psychiatrist for the Case Management Program at Joseph Brant Hospital Psychiatric Outpatient Department since 1984, which deals with the follow up of severely ill psychiatric clients with Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
Dr. Turner was the Director of the Depression, Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia Treatment and Research Centre since 2000-2017, an independent clinical program, involving both outpatient treatment and clinical research programs. He was Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Hamilton, Ontario.
He is Founding and Consulting Psychiatrist to the Bethany Residential Treatment Center since 1990, a 125-bed facility, which provides residential care for severely ill psychiatric clients with Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Organic Brain Disorders, and some elderly clients.
Dr. Turner is Consulting Psychiatrist to the North Halton Mental Health Clinics, Acton, ON since 2006, Georgetown, ON since 2017, specializing in the rehabilitation of severe schizophrenia and mood disorder clients.