Julia Burrows BA (Hons) MA MPH MFPH

Section of Public Health
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

email : JuliaBurrows@barnsley.gov.uk


Julia is the Director of Public Health for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough council and an honorary senior lecturer in public health at the University of Sheffield.  After gaining a Psychology degree from the University of Durham, she trained  as a nurse at University College Hospital, London, then as a midwife and health visitor in Sheffield.  Prior to specialising in public health she worked in the NHS as a community nursing manager, while also pursuing an academic interest in law and medical ethics.  During this time she was awarded a postgraduate conversion degree in Law, and a masters degree in Law, Medicine and Ethics.  She started her higher specialist public health training in 2006, and worked in various locations across South and West Yorkshire.  After completing her public health training, she worked in Bradford as a consultant in public health before being appointed as DPH for Barnsley in January 2015.

Julia has enjoyed working with ScHARR since her first honorary appointment with the School in 2007.  She has taught on the Master in Public Health and the MBChB programmes and designed the revision programme for the faculty of Public Health Part A examination.  She worked on NICE evidence reviews as part of the then public health collaborating centre, and has subsequently been a member of two NICE committees.  She was a co-applicant on the successful £1.1 million MRC/NIHR 'NOSH' breast-feeding research project, and is a member of its project management group.

She has recently become a member of the School of Public Health Advisory Committee, representing the South Yorkshire Directors of Public Health.

Key publications

  • Burrows J, Baxter S, Baird W, Hirst J and Goyder E.  Citizens advice in primary care: A qualitative study of the views and experiences of service users and staff Public Health (2011) 125(10): 704-710.
  • Baxter S, Blank L, Everson-Hock E, Burrows J, Messina J, Guillaume L and Goyder E.  The effectiveness of interventions to establish smoke-free homes in pregnancy and in the neonatal period: a systematic review.  Health Education Research (2011) 26 (2): 265-282.
  • Burrrows J & Carlisle J: 'They don't want it ramming down their throats'. Learning from the perspectives of current and ex-smokers with smoking-related illness to improve communication in primary care: A qualitative study.Primary Health Care Research & Development 2010;11(3): 206-214
  • Baxter S, Everson-Hock E, Messina J, Guillaume L, Burrows J, and Goyder E. Factors relating to the uptake of interventions for smoking cessation among pregnant women: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2010; 12(7): 685-694
  • Strong M, Burrows J, Stedman E and Redgrave P: Adverse drug effects following oseltamivir mass treatment and prophylaxis in a school outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) Euroserveillance, 2010; 15 (19)
  • Strong M, Burrow J and Redgrave P: Oseltamivir's adverse events British Medical Journal 2009; 339:b3249
  • Burrows J: Telling Tales and Saving Lives: Whistle-blowing - The role of professional colleagues in protecting patients Medical Law Review, 2001: 9:110-129
  • Burrows J: The Parturient Woman: Can there be room for more than 'one person with full and equal rights inside a single human skin?' Journal of Advanced Nursing 2001;33(5): 689-695