Bio: Originally from Hanover Ontario, venturing to the Maritimes through a Katimavik youth experience “out on the Mira” in Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia. Relocated to Rogersville, New Brunswick to join Acadian spouse, and currently enjoying dual provincial citizenship, between Pictou NS and Collette Est, NB. Thirty-year career as social worker and educator at St. Thomas, University of New England (NSW Aus), Algoma and Dalhousie Universities. PhD dissertation at Memorial University focused on Creativity. Co-author of one book, four book chapters and several academic articles.Publications
New Brunswick before the Equal Opportunity Program: History through a Social Work Lens. (Co-authored with Laurel Lewey and Louis J. Richard) University of Toronto Press, 2018. ISBN 9781487502539
"Still" In Always with me: Parents talk about the death of a child.“ Edited by Donna Sharkey. Demeter Press.
Engaging and Changing” (Co-authored with Myfanwy Maple). In Community and Human Services: Concepts for Practice Eds. K. Crinall and L. Berends. Oxford University Press. 2017. ISBN 9780190302917
“Progressive Field Education: Social Justice, Human Rights, and Advocacy.” (Co-authored with Sandra deVink-Leblanc and Brian Carty). In Shifting Sites of Practice Pearson Canada 2012. ISBN: 0137013418
“Our Bilingual Heritage: The Context of Official Languages Policy” In Canadian Social Welfare, Eds .J. C. Turner and F.J. Turner. 2009. Pearson Education Canada. ISBN: 0205536654
Turner, L. (2015) “Social Work Student Views on Palliative Care Learning Resources” with Hunter, S.V., Kuyini, A.B., Agustine, S., Australian Social Work.
Turner, L. (2013) “Encouraging professional growth among social work students through literature assignments: Narrative Literature’s capacity to inspire professional growth and empathy”,
Turner, L. (2006) "Renewing our genuineness in the classroom: Ways to become vulnerable again". Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase 2005.
Turner, L. (2005) "Linguistic Respect as a Social Justice Issue". Social Justice in Context, 1(1), 61-75.