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Phil Turner

Author: Phil Turner


Phil Turner is Director of Forest Products Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University. He got Ph.D in Gas phase physics at Imperial College London, 1991. Also dr. Turner was Post doctoral researcher at Imperial College London. As professor in Biophysics he has a particular focus on quantum mechanics and how it can help to better understand cell wall formation. This work extends to the development of new, "bio-inspired" materials. His research sits within the Centre for Plant Science and Biopolymer Research (a research centre within FPRI which he lead).

One of his main occupation is the development of this area of research within the Forest Based Industry sector. This is focussed through his role as Chairman of COST Action FP 1105: Understanding wood cell wall structure, biopolymer interaction and composition: Implications for current products and new material innovation. From 2000-2005 he established the Forestry and Forest Products Research Centre as a partnership between the CSIR and the University of Natal. The centre had a diverse range of research activities supporting the Forest Based Sector, with a particular focus on fast growing plantation species including pines and eucalypts.


Publication period start: 1997
Number of co-authors: 15


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Manfred Kubitscheck
Ian Penman
Susan Turner

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Elisabeth Davenport
Susan Turner
David Benyon


Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (2009): Triangulation in practice. In Virtual Reality, 13 (3) pp. 171-181. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10055-009-0117-2

Turner, Phil (2008): Towards an account of intuitiveness. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 27 (6) pp. 475-482. https://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/01449290701292330

Turner, Phil (2008): Being-with: A study of familiarity. In Interacting with Computers, 20 (4) pp. 447-454. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2008.04.002

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (2006): Place, Sense of Place, and Presence. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 15 (2) pp. 204-217. https://dx.doi.org/10.1162/pres.2006.15.2.204

Turner, Phil (2005): Affordance as context. In Interacting with Computers, 17 (6) pp. 787-800. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2005.04.003

Turner, Phil, Milne, Garry, Kubitscheck, Manfred, Penman, Ian, Turner, Susan (2005): Implementing a wireless network of PDAs in a hospital setting. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 9 (4) pp. 209-217. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00779-004-0322-7

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (2002): A web of contradictions. In Interacting with Computers, 14 (1) pp. 1-14.

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (2002): Embedding Context of Use in CVE Design. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 11 (6) pp. 665-676.

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (2002): End-User Perspectives on the Uptake of Computer Supported Cooperative Working. In JOEUC, 14 (2) pp. 3-15. https://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/Article.aspx?TitleId=3749

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan, Horton, Julie (1999): From Description to Requirements: An Activity Theoretic Perspective. In: Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 1999 November 14-17, 1999, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. pp. 286-295. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/320297/p286-turner/p286-turner.pdf

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (1997): Supporting cooperative working using shared notebooks. In: Hughes, John F., Prinz, Wolfgang, Schmidt, Kjeld (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 7-11 September, 1997, Lancaster, UK. pp. 281-296.

Turner, Phil, Rogers, Alex R., Turner, Susan, Ellman, Jeremy (1997): Seeing the Wood for the Trees. In: Stephanidis, Constantine, Carbonell, Noelle (eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All November 3-4, 1994, Obernai, France. pp. 6. https://ui4all.ics.forth.gr/UI4ALL-97/turner.pdf

Hetherington, Richard, Crerar, Alison, Turner, Phil (2004): A Question of Realism. In: Proceedings of the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All , 2004, . pp. 68. https://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0302-9743&volume=3196&spage=68

Walle, Guy Van de, Turner, Phil, Davenport, Elisabeth (2003): A Study of Familiarity. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction , 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 463.

Turner, Phil, Milne, Garry, Turner, Susan, Kubitscheck, Manfred, Penman, Ian (2004): Towards the Wireless Ward: Evaluating a Trial of Networked PDAs in the National Health Ser. In: Crestani, Fabio, Dunlop, Mark D., Mizzaro, Stefano (eds.) Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Access - Mobile HCI 2003 International Workshop September 8, 2004, Udine, Italy. pp. 202-214. https://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2954/29540202.htm

Turner, Phil (2010): The anatomy of engagement. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics , 2010, . pp. 59-66. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1962300.1962315

Burrows, Luke, Turner, Susan, Turner, Phil (2010): Re-creating Edinburgh: adopting the tourist gaze. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics , 2010, . pp. 183-186. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1962300.1962337

McGregor, Iain, Larsson, Pontus, Turner, Phil (2011): Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners'. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics , 2011, . pp. 89-92. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074731

Turner, Phil (2011): Everyday coping: the appropriation of technology. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics , 2011, . pp. 127-133. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074738

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan (2011): My grandfather's iPod: an investigation of emotional attachment to digital and non-digital. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics , 2011, . pp. 149-156. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074742