Dr Lorinda Turner

BSc (Hons), PhD (Med)

Postdoctoral Affiliate

Lorinda Turner

College Jobs

  • Postdoctoral Affiliate

University Jobs

  • Research Associate, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research / Department of Psychiatry
  • President of the Postdocs of Cambridge Society


Lorinda Turner


Lorinda received her Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Monash University in Australia in 2011. Following her undergraduate studies Lorinda was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Faculty of Science Excellence Award. During her PhD studies Lorinda investigated the interactions between Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, and the human immune system. Lorinda is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the department of medicine and the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

Lorinda’s post-doctoral research aims to characterise the peripheral immune landscape of various neurological and psychiatric disorders including depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. In collaboration with groups in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, together with the Cambridge BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub, Lorinda uses multi-colour flow cytometry to investigate differences in immune cell populations within these disease cohorts. Combined with molecular and genetic techniques, Lorinda aims to develop neuropsychiatric biomarkers that could provide mechanistically specific and peripherally accessible information about the status of therapeutic targets, without requiring invasive or expensive clinical procedures.