Portrait of Dr Rob Burton Dr Rob Burton

r.l.burton@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473366



Biography

My current role is that of International Director in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, responsible for the strategy for internationalisation, recruitment, partnership and international development of the School. I am a Registered Nurse specialising in the field of Learning Disabilities (RNLD) and a Registered Nurse Lecturer/Teacher. I have worked in Nurse and Health Professional Education since 1990, joining the University in 1996 as part of the former West Yorkshire College of Health Studies. This has included contributing to teaching, delivery, development and leadership of a wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.

I was the course leader for LD nursing from 2002 to 2005 and for the MSc Health Professional Education course from 2005 to 2011, taking this through two validations including Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Higher Education Academy (HEA) approvals and accreditations. I led on the development and delivery of the Professional Doctorate in Human and Health Sciences from 2007 to 2011 and was involved in the leadership, development and delivery of a transnational top up degree in Nursing with a partner University College in Malaysia from 2007 to 2016. Recently I have been instrumental in the development of the Study Abroad Programme for the University and of the MSc in Public Health Administration, a cross-discipline course working closely with the Business School. I supervise a number of PhD students from many different disciplines.

I hold a Master’s degree in Education and a Doctorate in Education, specialising in the Learning Styles of students. I also hold a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Chartered Management Institute. I am co-editor and author of the text book ‘Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice’ published by OUP.

Research and Scholarship

Research interests

  • Health Professional Education
  • Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
  • Internationalisation
  • Transnational Education
  • Transitions to Practice and Education
  • Nursing (and Learning Disability Nursing)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Kitchanapaibul, S., Gillibrand, W. and Burton, R. (2017) ‘Self-Management among the Ethnic Groups with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in ThailandWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology: International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering . ISSN 2010-376X

2015

Alcorn, J., Burton, R. and Topping, A. (2015) ‘BCG treatment for bladder cancer, from past to present useInternational Journal of Urological Nursing , 9 (3), pp. 177-186. ISSN 1749-7701

Tobbell, J. and Burton, R. (2015) ‘Identity and Participation in UK Universities: An Exploration of Student Experiences and University PracticesThe International Journal of Diversity in Education , 15 (4), pp. 21-32.

Alcorn, J., Burton, R. and Topping, A. (2015) ‘Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and bacillus Calmette-Guerin treatment: a review of the literatureInternational Journal of Urological Nursing , 9 (2), pp. 57-68. ISSN 1749-7701

Robinson, L., Harris, A. and Burton, R. (2015) ‘Saving face: Managing rapport in a Problem-Based Learning groupActive Learning in Higher Education , 16 (1), pp. 11-24. ISSN 1469-7874

Alcorn, J., Biyani, S., Weston, S., Sundaram, R., Burton, R., Topping, A. and Stephenson, J. (2015) ‘Retrospective analysis of patients’ experience to intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)’. In: EAU 15: European Association of Urology, 20th-24th March 2015, Madrid, Spain

2013

Burton, R. and Kirshbaum, M. (2013) ‘Supporting international students on professional doctorate programmes: A perspective from the United KingdomWork Based Learning e-Journal International , 3 (1), pp. 109-121. ISSN 2044-7868

2012

Karolia, M. and Burton, R. (2012) ‘Metaphors we teach by’: An exploration into how HE lecturers reflect on and conceptualise their experiences of teaching via the use of clean language interviewing model of exploring metaphors’. In: The Third International Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Research Conference, 6th - 7th July 2012, Hertfordshire, UK

Karolia, M. and Burton, R. (2012) ‘`Metaphors we teach by’: An exploration into how HE lecturers reflect on and conceptualise their experiences of teaching via the use of clean language interviewing model of exploring metaphors’. In: The Third International Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Research Conference, 6th-7th July 2012, Hertfordshire, UK

Burton, R (2012) ‘The potential of utilising Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in qualitative research’. In: The Third International Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Research Conference, 6th-7th July 2012, Hertfordshire, UK

Southernwood, J. and Burton, R. (2012) ‘Ethical Considerations in Conducting Public health Nursing Research with Adolescents in the UK: A Reflective AccountMalaysian Journal of Nursing , 3 (4).

Burton, R. and Kirshbaum, M. (2012) ‘Curriculum Considerations for International Students on Professional Doctorate Courses: A Perspective from the United Kingdom’. In: 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates: ICPD 3, 2nd-3rd April 2012, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

2011

Kirshbaum, M. and Burton, R. (2011) ‘Passing the Baton: A Longitudinal View of a Professional Doctorate’. In: 2nd International Conference on Professional Doctorates ICPD 2, 20-21st April 2011, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Ely, V. and Burton, R. (2011) ‘Preparation for personal and professional development’. In: Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice. : Oxford University Press. pp. 269-296. ISBN 9780199568437

Burton, R. and Ormrod, G. (2011) Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice . London, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-956843-7

Covill, C., Kaye, V. and Burton, R. (2011) ‘Problem based Learning: A Reflective Account of its Application in Health Professional EducationMalaysian Journal of Nursing , 3 (2).

2010

Burton, R (2010) ‘From NLP to Visual Tools: Applying Research Findings In Practice’. In: The First Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in Higher Education Symposium, 18th September 2010, Bournemouth, UK

Burton, R (2010) ‘Learning styles and internal representations systems in nurse education’. In: The Second International Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Research Conference, 3rd July 2010, Cardiff, Wales

Burton, R., Barlow, N. and Barker, C. (2010) Using Visual Tools for Analysis and Learning . : University of Huddersfield. ISBN 9781862180802

2009

Burton, R (2009) Learning styles and neuro-linguistic programming representational systems in nurse education. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Burton, R., Barlow, N. and Barker, C. (2009) ‘Visual tools in adult learning’. In: 2nd BIMP International Nursing Conference 2009, 29th July - 1st August 2009, The Magellan Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

Burton, R (2009) ‘Nursing beyond the horizonMalaysian Journal of Nursing , 1 (1).

2008

Barlow, N., Barker, C. and Burton, R. (2008) ‘Visual tools as a learning and teaching strategy within healthcare education’. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow (NET) 2008, 2nd-4th September 2008, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Burton, R (2008) ‘Nurse education beyond the horizon: developing research questions’. In: International Nursing Research Conference 2008, 13th-15th March 2008, Sarawak, Malaysia

Burton, R., Barlow, N. and Barker, C. (2008) ‘Developing student nurses using problem based learning and visual tools’. In: International Nursing Research Conference 2008, 13th-15th March 2008, Sarawak, Malaysia

2007

Burton, R., Barlow, N. and Barker, C. (2007) ‘Student Nurses' use of Visual Tools within a PBL context’. In: HERDSA 2007, 8th-11th July 2007, Adelaide, Australia

Esteem

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy since 2001
  • Editorial Board of Malaysian Journal Of Nursing since 2010
  • Co-editor and author of the text book ‘Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice’, published by OUP Feb 2011

Research Degree Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Exploring the Influences on Why Patients Withdraw From Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (Bcg) Treatment
  • An Exploration of the Existence of Professionalism among Nurses in Malaysia from Nursing Documentation
  • The Beliefs and Lived Experiences among Hill Tribespersons with Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Risks and Benefits of Physiological Management Compared To Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour for Women at Low Risk of Postpartum Haemorrhage Giving Birth in Alternative Birth Settings: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Recruitment and Development of Mental Health Student Nurses
  • A Study into the Perceptions of and Engagement in Reflective Practice of Occupational Therapists in India
  • Investigating Practitioners Understandings of the Term ‘Person-Centred’: An Integrated Frameworks Study
  • Managing Epilepsy in a Community Learning Disability Nursing Home; the Experiences of Registered Learning Disability Nurses
  • Primary Care Mental Health Service in Nigeria: An Assessment of Existing Policy, Implementation and Impact on Service Users
  • Cultural Identity and Social Adjustment of Libyan Students in British Universities
  • “Metaphors We Teach By” An Exploration into How HE Lecturers Reflect On and Conceptualise Their Experiences of Teaching via the Use of Clean Language Interviewing Model of Exploring Metaphors

Completed supervisions

  • A Qualitative Exploration of the Experience and the Impact of HIV/STIs among Polygamous Women in Muslim Society of Nigeria
  • The Influence of Cultural Diversity on Student Learning Interactions: A Qualitative Study of Rapport Management in an Undergraduate Problem Based Learning Group
  • Trust, Power and the New Professionalism: A Case Study of Service User and Carer Involvement in the Selection of Social Work Students
  • Learning Disability Nurses' Experiences Of Promoting Autonomy in Adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities: A Phenomenological Study (MRes)

Examined

Internal

  • Lived Experiences of Registered Learning Disability Nurses and Palliative Care Professionals in Caring For People with Communication Difficulties and a Learning Disability Experiencing Distress in Palliative Care Settings: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

External

  • A Defining Moment: Malaysian Nurses’ Perspectives of Transnational Higher Education (EdD)
  • A Study of Entrepreneurial Metacognition Using the Metacognitive Pattern Indicator (MPI) Instrument with a Sample of Entrepreneurs in South Wales

Administrative Responsibilities

International Director in the School Of Human and Health Sciences, responsible for international strategy, recruitment, experience, partnerships and collaboration.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I currently teach on a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research courses.

Modules

  • MSc Health Studies-Health Professional Education
  • Learning and teaching; Theories, Processes and Strategies
  • Utilising Problem Based Learning