Dr Lyle Turner
Lyle specialises in the use of routinely collected health data to inform health service delivery, policy and research. He is currently Manager of the Data and Research Unit at the Institute of urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) in Brisbane, which leads the planning, development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the Indigenous population of South East Queensland (SEQ).
In 2013 Lyle joined the Department as lead biostatistician on the Monash East Melbourne General Practice Database (MAGNET) and associated projects. During his time within the department, he helped establish facilitate access to the data platform, and was involved in a variety of related research around chronic disease management, the relationship between primary and acute care, implementation of clinical guidelines, and GP prescribing behaviour. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at both national and international conferences. He has a diverse background that is grounded in quantitative research, and has been involved in projects around health services delivery (City University London), environmental epidemiology and public health (QUT). He has a strong interest in the use and linkage of routinely collected datasets to inform health policy, and in the relationships between environmental exposure and health. Lyle continues to be involved in the development of the MAGNET platform.