Turi is a geneticist at the University of Leicester with a background in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University. Her work has centred around the link between surnames and genetics, as well as work on the forensic aspects thereof, genetic genealogy, genetic ancestry and assessing the genetic legacy of the Vikings in the north of England. Turi will be working with Paul Brotherton overseeing the DNA retrieval and sequencing from any skeletal material found at the Greyfriars site. Turi has appeared in Michael Wood's Story of England and Great British Story, and in ITV's Britain's Secret Treasures, and has carried out DNA testing for the BBC. Turi is from Vancouver, Canada.