Turner, Melinda

La Trobe University

Dr Melinda Turner is a cultural sociologist whose research interest is how individuals in our secular, pluralistic culture grapple with the big questions of meaning. She is also a Shared Reading facilitator and is currently part of a research team at La Trobe University investigating the practice of Creative bibliotherapy (Shared Reading).


  • Articles
    We are living in uncertain times. Recent and ongoing crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and natural disasters, and increasing geopolitical and economic instability, have arguably led to a growing awareness of our existential precarity. Recent studies suggest that mental health is poor: among the general population, 24.4% experience anxiety and 22.9% suffer from symptoms of...Read more