Maria is a Principal Lecturer / Senior Researcher who joined Health and Social Care in March 2008. Prior to this she was a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University after 17 years as a physiotherapist in the NHS. Since joining the Centre she has undertaken research which predominantly focuses on older people.
Currently Maria's research focusses on treatment decision making in older women with breast cancer. This is a national study funded by the NIHR. Maria is also involved in a multi-disciplinary research project to design protective wear for the armed forces and front line emergency staff.
Breast Cancer in older women
Older people Outcome Measurement in Health
Impact of design and technology on health and wellbeing Use of Mixed Methods Research in Health
Allied Health Professions
Health And Wellbeing
'Bridging the Age Gap in Breast Cancer' study team funded by an NIHR programme grant.
- Centre for Health and Social Care Research
'Bridging the Age Gap in Breast Cancer'
The Future Bathroom - an EPSRC funded project
Preceptorship Evaluation in Allied Health Professionals in Yorkshire & Humber SHA Funding - Y&H SHA EQ-5D-5L scoping exercise - funded by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Evaluation of Health Trainer Service in Wakefield - funded by Wakefield District Primary Care Team Social Exclusion of Older People in Former Industrial Areas - Big Lottery funding
EPSRC Big Lottery
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
COLLINS, Karen, REED, Malcolm, LIFFORD, Kate, BURTON, Maria, EDWARDS, Adrian, RING, Alistair, BRAIN, Katherine, HARDER, Helena, ROBINSON, Thompson, CHEUNG, Kwok Leung, MORGAN, Jenna, AUDISIO, Riccardo, WARD, Susan, RICHARDS, Paul, MARTIN, Charlene, CHATER, Tim, PEMBERTON, Kirsty, NETTLESHIP, Anthony, MURRAY, Christopher, WALTERS, Stephen, BORTOLAMI, Oscar, ARMITAGE, Fiona, LEONARD, Robert, GATH, Jacqui, REVELL, Deirdre, GREEN, Tracy and WYLD, Lynda (2017). Bridging the age gap in breast cancer: evaluation of decision support interventions for older women with operable breast cancer: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ open, 7 (7), e015133.
BURTON, Maria, KILNER, Karen, GORDON, Frances, COLLINS, Karen, WYLD, Lynda, LIFFORD, Kate, ALLISON, Annabel and REED, Malcolm (2017). Information needs and decision-making preferences of older women offered a choice between surgery and primary endocrine therapy for early breast cancer. Psych-oncology.
NAYLOR, Sarah, FERRIS, Christine and BURTON, Maria (2016). Exploring the transition from student to practitioner in diagnostic radiography. Radiography, 22 (2), 131-136.
LIFFORD, Kate J, WITT, Jana, BURTON, Maria, COLLINS, Karen, CALDON, Lisa, EDWARDS, Adrian, REED, Malcolm, WYLD, Lynda and BRAIN, Kate (2015). Understanding older women’s decision making and coping in the context of breast cancer treatment. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15 (45).
MORGAN, Jenna, BURTON, Maria, COLLINS, Karen, ROBINSON, TG, AUDISIO, R, CHEUNG, KL, REED, MWR and WYLD, L (2015). The balance of clinician and patient input into treatment decision-making in older women with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 24 (12), 1761-1766.
BURTON, Maria, COLLINS, Karen, LIFFORD, K, BRAIN, K, WYLD, L, CALDON, L, GATH, J, REVELL, D and REED, M (2014). The information and decision support needs of older women (>75 yrs) facing treatment choices for breast cancer : a qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 24 (8), 878-884.
BURTON, Maria, COLLINS, Karen, CALDON, Lisa J. M., WYLD, Lynda and REED, Malcolm W. R. (2014). Information needs of older women faced with a choice of primary endocrine therapy or surgery for early-stage breast cancer : a literature review. Current Breast Cancer Reports, 6 (3), 235-244.
MALLETT, Ross, BAKKER, Edward and BURTON, Maria (2014). Is physiotherapy self-referral with telephone triage viable, cost-effective and beneficial to musculoskeletal outpatients in a primary care setting? Musculoskeletal Care, 12 (4), 251-260.
BURTON, Maria, WALTERS, S. J., SALEH, M. and BRAZIER, J. E. (2012). An evaluation of patient-reported outcome measures in lower limb reconstruction surgery. Quality of Life Research, 21 (10), 1731-1743.
CHAMBERLAIN, Paul, REED, Heath, BURTON, Maria and MOUNTAIN, Gail (2011). Future bathroom: A study of user-centred design principles affecting usability, safety and satisfaction in bathrooms for people living with disabilities. In: Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2010-11. Department of Health, 28-29.
CHAMBERLAIN, Paul, REED, Heath, BURTON, Maria and MOUNTAIN, Gail (2011). ‘Future Bathroom’, What to make? Or How to Make? Challenges in meeting sustainable needs. In: BARTOLO, H., (ed.) Sustainable Intelligent manufacturing. Portugal, IST Press, 777-784.
MCLEAN, S., BURTON, M., BRADLEY, L. and LITTLEWOOD, C. (2010). Interventions for enhancing adherence with physiotherapy: a systematic review. Manual Therapy, 15 (6), 514-521.
WHEAT, Jonathan, FLEMING, Reuben, BURTON, Maria, PENDERS, Jacques, CHOPPIN, Simon and HELLER, Ben (2006). Establishing the accuracy and feasibility of Microsoft Kinect in various multi-disciplinary contexts. Project Report. Sheffield Hallam University for EPSRC Engineering for Life.
Whitby, Elspeth H. FFDRSCI; Bell, Michael J. MbBS, BSc; Rigby, Alan S. MSc; Burton, Maria. MPhil. Measuring Hip Development Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging .Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 27(8):898-902, December 2007.
El-Shazly M, Dalby-Ball J, Burton M, Saleh M. The use of trans-articular and extra articular external fixation for management of distal tibial intra-articular fractures. J Bone joint Surg 1999; 81-B suppl III: 275-6. (BOA proceedings)
El-Shazly M, Dalby-Ball J, Burton M, Saleh M. The use of trans-articular and extra-articular external fixation for management of distal tibial intra-articular fractures. In press (Injury).
Saleh M, Burton M, Milne A, Sims M, & Tattersall R. “Deformity and Cosmesis of the Lower Limb” Chapter in Orthopaedic Measurement, Ed. Pysett P. 1997 Butterworth Heinneman
Burton M, “Regimes of Leg Lengthening at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital” Physiotherapy Nov 1991 Vol 11 727-732
Trivella G, Zambito A, Aldegheri R, Leso P & Burton M. “Functional and Aesthetic Results of Leg Lengthening in Achondroplastic Patients” Physiotherapy Nov 1991 Vol 11 724-726
Saleh M & Burton M. “Patient Selection and Management in achondroplasia: Leg Lengthening” Orthopaedic Clinics of North America Ed. Green SA. Nov 1991; 22(4): 589-599
Burton M “The Doncaster Approach to the Treatment of Clumsy Children” Therapy April 1986
Former Chair Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Yorkshire and the Humber Network. Current Secretary
Supervisor for 1 PhD and 1 Professional Doctorate
2 - 1 PhD, 1 DProf
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