Stuart Turner's Publications Papers and Letters
  1. Jacobson RR, Turner SW, Baldy RE and Lishman WA. (1985). Densitometric Analysis of Scans: Important Sources of Artefact. Psychological Medicine. 15, 879-889.
  2. Turner SW, Toone BK and Brett-Jones JR. (1986). Computerized Tomographic Scan Changes in Early Schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine. 16, 219-225.
  3. Turner SW. (1986). A male anorectic presenting with symptomatic hypoglycaemia. Clinical Notes On-Line. 1, 112.
  4. Baldy RE, Brindley GS, Ewusi-Mensah I, Jacobson RR, Reveley MA, Turner SW and Lishman WA. (1986). A Fully Automated Computer-Assisted Method of CT Scan Analysis. Neuroradiology. 28, 109-117.
  5. Coleman R and Turner SW (1988) Do psychiatric registrars take a proper drinking history? British Medical Journal. 296, 931. (letter presenting original data).
  6. Turner SW and Toone BK (1988) The VBR in schizophrenia research: a methodological problem. Schizophrenia Research. 1, 163-164.
  7. Turner SW, Daniels L and Greer HS. (1989) Wernicke's encephalopathy in an 18-year-old woman. British Journal of Psychiatry. 154, 261-262.
  8. Turner SW (1989) Working with survivors: the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. Psychiatric Bulletin. 13, 173-176.
  9. Turner SW, Thompson J and Rosser R. (1989). The Kings Cross Fire: planning a "phase two" psychosocial response. Disaster Management. 2, 31-37.
  10. Turner SW, Landau T, Hinshelwood J and Bamber H. (1989) Torture of Turkish Kurds. (letter presenting original data). Lancet, i, 1319 and subsequent correspondence.
  11. Turner SW and Bamber H (1989) The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. (In) Report on the International Workshop on Training of Practitioners working with Refugees. Oxford: Refugee Studies Programme.
  12. Turner SW and Nateghi A (1989) Surviving torture in the 1980s. Holistic Health, 25, 8-9.
  13. Fisher NR, Turner SW and Pugh CR. (1990) Homeless and Mentally Ill. The Lancet. (letter presenting original data). 335, (April 14).
  14. Harvey I, Williams M, Toone BK, Lewis SW, Turner SW and McGuffin P. (1990) The ventricular brain ratio (VBR) in functional psychoses: the relationship of lateral ventricular and total intracranial area. Psychological Medicine. 20, 55-62.
  15. Turner SW and Van Velsen C (1990) Victims of Torture. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 44(5), 345-346.
  16. Turner SW and Gorst-Unsworth C. (1990) Psychological sequelae of torture - a descriptive model. British Journal of Psychiatry. 157, 475-480.
  17. Easton J and Turner SW. (1991) Detention of British Citizens as Hostages in the Gulf - Health, Psychological and Family Consequences. British Medical Journal. 303, 1231-1234.
  18. Turner SW (1991). Health professionals and organised violence. Invited Article in British Journal of Psychiatry (Supplement) Review of Books. 2, 7-9.
  19. Turner SW (1991). Post-traumatic stress disorder. Hospital Update. 17, 644-649
  20. Fisher NR, Turner SW and Pugh R (1991) Working for patients: will it work in practice? The Psychiatric Bulletin. 15, 73-75.
  21. O'Sullivan G, Harvey I, Bass C, Sheehy M, Toone B and Turner S. (1992) Psychophysiological investigations of patients with unilateral symptoms in the hyperventilation syndrome. British Journal of Psychiatry. 160, 664-667.
  22. Ramsay, R, Gorst-Unsworth,C and Turner, SW. (1993). Psychiatric Morbidity in Survivors of State Organised Violence including Torture: A Retrospective Series. British Journal of Psychiatry. 162, 55-59.
  23. Gorst-Unsworth C, Van Velsen C. and Turner SW. (1993) Prospective study of Survivors of Torture and Organised Violence - Examining the Existential Dilemma. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 181, 263-264.
  24. Turner SW and Haskins C. (1993) London Capitation Weighting: social deprivation, homelessness and mental health. (Keynote data paper). Psychiatric Bulletin. 17, 641-646.
  25. Summerfield D, Jones L, Gorst-Unsworth C, Hobbs M, Turner S, Harris-Hendricks J and Black D (1993) Psychiatrists condemn Serb leader. British Medical Journal (letter). 307, 329.
  26. Turner SW (1993). The limitations of the anxiety concept in work with survivors of repressive violence. Torture. Supplementum 1, 19-21.
  27. Ramsay, R and Turner SW. (1993) Refugees' health needs: GP perspectives. British Journal of General Practice. 43, 480-1. (letter presenting original data).
  28. Fisher, N, Turner, SW, Pugh, R and Taylor, C. (1994) Estimating the numbers of homeless and homeless mentally ill people in North-east Westminster by using capture-recapture analysis. British Medical Journal. 308, 27-30.
  29. McIvor, R., and Turner, S.W. (1995) Assessment and treatment approaches for survivors of torture. British Journal of Psychiatry. 166, 705-711.
  30. Turner SW, Thompson J, Rosser RM. (1995) The Kings Cross Fire: Psychological Reactions. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 8, 419-427.
  31. Thompson, J, Charlton, P.F.C., Kerry, R., Lee, D. and Turner, S.W. (1995) An open trial of exposure therapy based on deconditioning for post-traumatic stress disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 34, 407-416.
  32. McIvor R.J., Turner S.W. (1995) Drug Treatment in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 53, 501-506.
  33. Katz RJ, Lott MH, Arbus P, Crocq L, Herlobsen P, Lingjaerde O, Lopez G, Loughrey GC, MacFarlane DJ, McIvor R, Mehlum L, Nugent D, Turner SW, Weisaeth L, Yule W. (1995) Pharmacotherapy of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with a Novel Psychotropic Brofaromine in PTSD. Anxiety. 1, 169-174.
  34. Peuskens, J (1995), on behalf of the Risperidone Study Group (of which I was a member). Risperidone in the treatment of patients with chronic schizophrenia: a multi-national, multi-centre, double-blind, parallel-group study versus Haloperidol. British Journal of Psychiatry. 166, 712-726.
  35. Smidt L.A., Andrews S., Turner S.W. (1995) Bringing Clinicians into Management. British Journal of Health Care Management. Vol. 1, No. 1, 24-26.
  36. Turner SW (1995) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of the Medical Defence Union. Vol 11, No. 2, 32-33.
  37. Turner SW, Smidt L (1995) The Role of the Medical Director. British Journal of Healthcare Management. Vol. 1, No. 3, 144-146.
  38. Van Velsen, C., Gorst-Unsworth, C. and Turner SW. (1996) Working with Survivors of Torture - Demography and Diagnosis. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 9, 181-193.
  39. Thompson, J, Turner, SW, Rosser RM. (1997) A multiple regression analysis of screening questionnaires in post traumatic stress disorder. European Journal of Psychiatry.
  40. Turner SW (1997) Treatment issues in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (roundtable conference contribution). Behavioural Cognitive Bulletin. Vol 1, No 5, 7-11.
  41. Turner, S.W. (1999) The Place of Pharmacotherapy in PTSD. The Lancet. 354, 1404-1405.
  42. Turner SW (1999) Patients who experience traumatic stress. The Practitioner. Vol 243, no 1601, 608-612.
  43. Turner, S.W. (2000) Psychiatric help for Survivors of Torture. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. 6, 295-303.
  44. Scragg. P., Grey, N., Lee, D., Young, K. and Turner, S.W. (2001) A Brief Report on the Penn Inventory for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 14, 605-611.
  45. Lee, D.A., Scragg, P. and Turner, S.W. (2001) The role of shame and guilt in traumatic events: a clinical model of shame-based and guilt-based PTSD. British Journal of Medical Psychology. 74, 451-466.
  46. Herlihy, J., Scragg, P. and Turner, S.W. (2002) Discrepancies in Autobiographical Memories. British Medical Journal.
  47. Brewin, C.R., Rose, S., Andrews, B., Green, J., Tata, P., McEvedy, C., Turner, S.W. and Foa E. (2002). A Brief Screening Instrument for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry. 181, 158-162.
  48. Turner, S.W., Bowie, C., Dunn, G., Shapo, L. and Yule, W. (2003) Mental Health of Kosovan Albanian Refugees in the UK. British Journal of Psychiatry.
  49. Schnurr, P.P., Kaloupek, D.G., Turner, S.W., Bloom, S. and Kaltman, S. (2004) Another Grand Challenge: Mental Health (Letter). Science 303, 168-169.
  50. Turner, S.W. (2004) Emotional Reactions to Torture and Organized State Violence. PTSD Research Quarterly. Spring 2004.
  51. Turner, S.W. and ISTSS Executive (2005) ISTSS makes official statement on torture in the modern world. Traumatic Stress Points. Summer 2005.
  52. Herlihy, J. and Turner, S. (2006) Should discrepant accounts given by asylum seekers be taken as proof of deceit? Torture. 16, 81-92.
  53. Herlihy, J. & Turner, S. (2006). Re. Inconsistency in reporting potentially traumatic events. British Journal of Psychiatry. BJP Online 19th July, 2006.
  54. Bisson, J.I, Ehlers, A., Matthews, R., Pilling, S., Richards, D., Turner, S. (2007) Psychological treatments for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2007 Feb;190:97-104.
  55. Herlihy J. and Turner, S. (2007) Editorial - Asylum claims: are we sharing our knowledge. British Journal of Psychiatry, 191, 3-4.
  56. Turner S. W. (2007) Challenges in the Treatment of PTSD. Therapy Today. 18, 15-17
  57. Herlihy, J. and Turner, S.W. (2007). Memory and Seeking Asylum. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling. 9(3): 267 - 276
  58. Moradi, A., Herlihy, J., Yasseri, G., Shahraray, M., Turner, S. and Dalgliesh, T. (2008). Specificity of episodic and semantic aspects of autobiographical memory in relation to symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Acta Psychologica. 127(3): 645-53
  59. Turner, S.W. and Herlihy, J. (2009). Working with refugees and asylum seekers. Psychiatry. 8 (8): 322-324
  60. Herlihy, J and Turner, S.W. (2009). The Psychology of Seeking Protection. International Journal of Refugee Law. 21(2):171-192
  61. Turner, S.W., Herlihy, J. and Schnyder, U. (2009) Selected Highlights of the ISTSS 2008 Annual Meeting (Editorial as Guest Editors of a Special Section). Journal of Traumatic Stress. 22(5): 349-350
  62. Ehlers, A., Bisson, J., Clark, D.M., Creamer, M., Pilling, S., Richards, D., Schnurr, P.P., Turner, S. and Yule, W. (2010) Do all psychological treatments really work the same in posttraumatic stress disorder? Clinical Psychological Review 30(2):269-76 (2010)
  63. Herlihy, J., Gleeson, K. and Turner, S. (2010) What Assumptions about Human Behaviour Underlie Asylum Judgments? Int J Refugee Law (2010) 22(3): 351-366
  64. Herlihy, J., Jobson, L. and Turner, S. (2012). Just Tell Us What Happened to You: Autobiographical Memory and Seeking Asylum. Applied Cognitive Psychology 26 661–676
  65. Herlihy, J. and Turner, S. (2013). What do we know so far about emotion and refugee law? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 64(1) 47–62
  66. Herlihy, J. and Turner, S. (2015) Untested assumptions: psychological research and credibility assessment in legal decision-making. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Available at
  67. Turner, S. (2022) 30 years on: A brave new world or an unfolding disaster? Torture Journal: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture. Vol. 32 No. 1-2 (2022) DOI:
  1. Turner SW (1992) Therapeutic Approaches with Survivors of Torture. In Intercultural Therapy (ed Kareem J and Littlewood R) Blackwell Scientific Publications: Oxford, pp 163-174.
  2. Turner SW (1992) The contribution of clinical psychiatry. In A Textbook of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. (ed Brooking JI, Ritter SAH and Thomas BL) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp 197-211.
  3. Turner SW (1992) Surviving sexual assault and sexual torture. In Male victims of sexual assault. (ed Mezey GC and King MB) Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp75-86.
  4. Turner SW and Gorst-Unsworth C. (1993) Psychological sequelae of torture. In The International Handbook of Traumatic Stress. (ed Wilson and Raphael). New York: Plenum. pp703-714.
  5. Turner SW and Hough A. (1993) Hyperventilation as a reaction to torture. In The International Handbook of Traumatic Stress. (ed Wilson and Raphael). New York: Plenum. pp 725-732.
  6. Turner SW, Thompson J and Rosser R. (1993) The London Kings Cross fire: a disaster in a railway facility. In The International Handbook of Traumatic Stress. (ed Wilson and Raphael). New York: Plenum. pp 451-460.
  7. Turner SW and Fisher N. (1993) Psychiatry and the Purchaser-Provider Divide. in Tilley (ed) Managing the internal Market. Paul Chapman Publishing: London. pp 251-260.
  8. Turner SW (1995). Torture, Refuge and Trust. Mistrusting Refugees. (ed. EV Daniel and JC Knudsen). California: California. pp 56-72.
  9. Turner S.W. (1996) Common Sense and Novel treatments. for McFarlane, Van Der Kolk and Weisaeth (eds).
  10. McIvor, R., and Turner, S.W. (1997) Biological Models. for Black, Newman, Mezey, Harris Hendricks (eds). PTSD a developmental approach.
  11. Lee, D. and Turner, S.W. (1997) Cognitive-Behavioural Models. for Black, Newman, Mezey, Harris Hendricks (eds). PTSD a developmental approach.
  12. Turner S.W. and McIvor, R. (1997) Torture. for Black, Newman, Mezey, Harris Hendricks (eds). PTSD a developmental approach.
  13. Turner SW. (1998) Stress and Trauma. for Tantam D (ed) Clinical Topics in Psychotherapy. Gaskell: London.
  14. Turner SW (Second Edition) Surviving sexual assault and sexual torture. In Male victims of sexual assault. (ed Mezey GC and King MB) Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp75-86.
  15. Turner, S.W., Silove, D. and Yuksel, S. (2003) Aiding Survivors of Mass Violence and Torture In Trauma Interventions in War and Peace (eds Green, Friedman, de Jong, Solomon, Keane, Fairbank, Donelan and Frey-Wouters, a project led by ISTSS and UN). Kluwer: New York.
  16. Herlihy, J., Ferstman, C. and Turner, S.W. (2004) Legal issues in work with Asylum Seekers. In Broken Spirits (ed Wilson, J. and Drozdek, B.) Brunner-Routledge: New York.
  17. Turner S.W. (2007) Traumatic Memory. In Resilience, Suffering and Creativity : The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre (ed Alayarian, A) Karnac: London
  18. Gyulai, G., Kagan M., Herlihy, J., Turner, S., Hardi, L., and Udvarhelyi, E.T. (2013) Credibility Assessment in Asylum Procedures: a Multidisciplinary Training Manual. A publication of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and supported by the EU Credo Initiative. Available in English at (also available in other languages)
  19. Herlihy, J and Turner S (2019) Legal and Ethical Considerations Related to the Asylum Process. in Mental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations (ed Morina and Nickerson) 305-324
Books and Dissertations
  1. Turner SW (1987). An Investigation of Early Poor Prognosis Schizophrenia using Computerised Tomography. Dissertation for MD Thesis: Cambridge University.
  2. Turner S.W. and Lee D (1998). Measures in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: a Practitioners Guide. Monograph. NFER-Nelson.