Dr Julian Burton

Academic Unit of Medical Education

Senior Teaching Fellow

Senate Award Fellow in Learning and Teaching

Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions

j.l.burton@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5545

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Dr Julian Burton
Academic Unit of Medical Education
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield
S10 2RX
Profile

I joined the University in 1998 as Clinical Lecturer in Histopathology.  I rapidly became involved in the delivery and management of the MBChB curriculum. In 2002 I designed the first phase of the curriculum, which was launched in 2003.

I was awarded a Masters in Education in 2003 and a Senate Fellowship for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2005.

In 2010 I was voted Personal Tutor of the Year for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health by the University of Sheffield Union of Students.  In 2011 I was voted Lecturer of the Year by the Medical Society. 

I am currently Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education.

I am the MBChB Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions and the deputy Phase 1 Director of Studies. I have been appointed by Senate to the University Discipline Committee 2017-2020.

Research interests

My research interest is the use of selection methods to choose from applicants to the MBChB programme.

Publications

Books

  • Burton JL & Rutty G (2010) The Hospital Autopsy. London: Hodder Arnold. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Burton JL & Suvarna SK (2016) The Central Nervous System, with Eye and Ear, Atlas of Adult Autopsy (pp. 271-297). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Singleton MA, Richardson CI, Bownes PJ, Tindale WB & Burton JL (2013) The Radioactive Autopsy, Essentials of Autopsy Practice (pp. 53-83). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Singleton MA, Richardson CI, Bownes PJ, Tindale WB & Burton JL (2012) Essentials of Autopsy Practice In Rutty GN (Ed.), Essentials of Autopsy Practice (pp. 53-84). Springer Science & Business Media RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Suvarna SK, Burton JL, Kitsanta P & Miller E (2018) An Analysis of the Benefits and Limitations of Post-Mortem Computed Tomography (PMCT) in Unselected Cases. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, Vol. 245 (pp S13-S13) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burton JL (2003) Tutors' personal attitudes to the autopsy.. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, Vol. 201 (pp 46A-46A) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burton JL, Diercks-O'Brien G & Rutty GN (2003) Videos have a role in postgraduate autopsy education.. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, Vol. 201 (pp 46A-46A) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burton JL, Crisp H, Stewart R & Wells M (2003) Complementary use of p57(KIP2) immunohistochemistry and automated image cytometry refines the diagnosis of hydatidiform moles. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, Vol. 201 (pp 12A-12A) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burton JL (2003) The multiple positive (and negative) uses of the autopsy in the modern undergraduate medical curriculum: tutor's perspectives.. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, Vol. 201 (pp 46A-46A) RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities
  • Admissions
  • Assessment
  • Detection of plagiarism
  • Student support
  • Curriculum Design/Management
Professional activities

I am the Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions and run the Admissions process for the MBChB degree programme at the University of Sheffield. I am the deputy Phase 1 Director of Studies.

I run the on-line histology course for Phase 1 MBChB students. I co-ordinate the first module (Introduction to Medicine and Medical Sciences) of the programme and the first student selected component (History of Medicine). I deliver lectures on histology, physiology and pathology to students in Phases 1 and 2 of the MBChB curriculum.

I am a Phase 1 MBBS External Examiner at Hull York Medical School. I am a Phase 1 MBChB External Examiner at the University of Manchester Medical School.

I am Education Secretary, Website Content Editor and chair of the Communications Committee for the Association of Clinical Pathologists (ACP), and sit on the ACP Council.