Ken Turner retired in 1988 from the Department of Government at the University of Sydney, where he had taught Australian politics for over 20 years. He is currently an Honorary Research Associate.
His interests lie in Australian, particularly NSW, politics in the areas of parliament and political parties. He is the author of House of Review?: the New South Wales Legislative Council 1934-1968, co-author with Jim Hagan of A History of the NSW Labor Party, 1891-1991, editor with David Clune of The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005, and editor with Michael Hogan of The Worldly Art of Politics.