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Dr Gordon Turner-Walker a holds BSc in physics and astrophysics from Queen Mary College, University of London, (1975). After working in field archaeology in the UK and the Mediterranean for several years he undertook a post-graduate qualification in archaeological conservation (1990) and a Ph.D. in archaeological science (1994), both at the University of Durham.
He was the archaeological conservator for Norwich Castle Museum in the UK where he was responsible for routine conservation of freshly excavated materials from Norfolk and Suffolk. In 1986 he relocated to Trondheim in Norway to work on archaeological metalwork from excavations in the medieval city at Vitenskapsmuseum, the university museum of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). This was followed by a three year postdoctoral fellowship with the Faculty of Medicine (St Olav's Hospital) studying osteoporosis in medieval skeletons from Trondheim.
In January 2003 he accepted a one-year visiting professorship in the Graduate School of Cultural Heritage Conservation at National Yunlin University of Science & Technology (NYUST). Since September 2004, he has been an associate professor at NYUST and in September 2005 became a visiting lecturer at . He is an occasional lecturer on the objects conservation program at the University of Oslo.
Dr Turner-Walker is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC).Gordon's Curriculum Vitae
Dr Turner-Walker's research interests are principally concerned with the degradation/preservation of material cultural property in a variety of environments, especially the archaeological record. He is perhaps best known for his work on bone diagenesis, and its relationship to the survival of biochemical and histological evidence of past populations. His research collaborators include: Dr Matthew Collins (University of York), Dr Simon Mays (English Heritage), Prof. Elizabeth E. Peacock (Vitenskapsmuseum, Norway), Dr Tom Gilbert (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen) and Dr Miranda Jans (Institute for Geo- en Bioarchaeology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)Publications
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