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Biography

Kim is a freelance occupational health research consultant with a part time professorial appointment at the University. In 2011 he was appointed an OBE for services to occupational healthcare.

Having gained a diploma in osteopathy in 1968 he ran a clinic in Huddersfield for many years. Gradually, he moved sideways to a career in research after studying for a PhD in biomechanics, ergonomics, and epidemiology related to back pain at Huddersfield Polytechnic, which he gained in 1987. Kim has worked with the university in various capacities ever since, including directorship of the former Spinal Research Unit. He is now member of the Centre for Applied Research in Health. Kim has an active international profile for research primarily at the health-work interface, and is an Expert Advisor to the Department for Work and Pensions, and a Member of the Indiustrial Injuries Advisory Council.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Work and health – occupational health – research and consultancy.
  • Biomechanics. Ergonomics. Clinical. Biopsychosocial.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial factors, sickness absence.
  • Quantitative methods: randomised controlled trials, Cochrane systematic reviewing, epidemiology.
  • Lab-based biomechanics and ergonomics studies.
  • Public health and patient educational material.
  • Questionnaire development.
  • Training for health professionals and health case managers.
  • Journal, book and report publication.
  • Clinical guidelines development.

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Occupational Health
  • Work
  • Work and Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Research
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Clinical Guidelines
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Common Health Problems
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Psychosocial
  • Patient Education
  • Policy
  • Work Ability
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Case Management

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Research Output 1998 2019

Implementing a community-focused health and work service (HWS)

Christian, J., Wickizer, T. & Burton, A., 30 May 2019, McCrery-Pomeroy Social Security Disability Insurance Solutions Initiative. 33 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
service work
social security
insurance
health
community
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal arm pain: a randomised controlled trial

Jones, G. T., Macfarlane, G. J., Walker-bone, K., Burton, A., Heine, P. J., Mccabe, C., McNamee, P., Mcconnachie, A., Zhang, R., Whibley, D., Palmer, K. & Coggon, D., 1 Mar 2019, In : RMD Open. 5, 1, e000810.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Pain
Back Pain
Intention to Treat Analysis

The development and content of the vocational advice intervention and training package for the Study of Work And Pain (SWAP) trial (ISRCTN 52269669)

Sowden, G., Main, C., Van Der Windt, D., Burton, A. & Wynne-jones, G., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 29, 2, p. 395-405 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pain
Physical Therapists
Vocational Education
Musculoskeletal Pain
Internationality
Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Literature
Insurance Benefits
Disabled Persons
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cost-utility of maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal arm pain: an economic evaluation of data from a randomised controlled trial

Neilson, A. R., Jones, G. T., Macfarlane, G. J., Walker-Bone, K., Burton, A., Heine, P. J., McCabe, C. S., McConnachie, A., Palmer, K. T., Coggon, D. & McNamee, P., 6 Jun 2018, In : Family Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Costs and Cost Analysis

Activities 2013 2019

  • 15 Invited talk
  • 3 Oral presentation

Certificate in OH Case Management

Kim Burton (Speaker)
2 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The work/health interface – tackling avoidable work disability

Kim Burton (Speaker)
5 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Biopsychosocial principles

Kim Burton (Speaker)
10 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Low back pain: prevent, cure, or manage?

Kim Burton (Speaker)
16 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Working Population - How Can the Workplace Prevent Spine Disability

Kim Burton (Speaker)
26 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation