Dr Gemma Traviss-Turner

Dr Gemma Traviss-Turner

Lecturer in Primary Care

+44 (0) 113 343 0825

Summary: Gemma's research relates to eating and weight disorders and common mental health problems. She teaches and supervises on the CPTC, MB ChB, DClin and PG Programmes in Health Research

Location: 10.39b Worsley Building


Gemma is currently the Programme Leader for the Core Psychiatry Training Course (CPTC) and MSc at Leeds and a Lecturer in Primary Care. She has worked at the University of Leeds since 2006. She trained as a psychologist at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to complete her PhD with Professor Andrew Hill at the University of Leeds evaluating a guided self-help intervention for eating disorders. Her research interests focuss on understanding the psychosocial antecedents of common mental health problems and developing and evaluating appropriate psychological interventions. She has a particular interest in body image, eating and weight disorders.

Gemma has expertise in conducting randomized controlled trials. She has experience of using both quantitative (questionnaire design) and qualitative (thematic analysis, framework analysis, focus groups, interviews) approaches.

She teaches and supervises on the Core Psychiatry Training Programme, MB ChB, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Postgraduate Programmes in Health Research.

She is a member of the Course Management team for the Postgraduate Programmes in Health Research and sits on the local committees of the British Psychological Society and Athena Swan Charter