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Louisa Burton

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Research Fellow

ORCID 0000-0003-3617-1410

Louisa completed her degree in psychology at Durham University in 2006 before going on to study for her MSc in Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology at Bangor University in 2007. Since graduating, she gained clinical experience working with adults with neurological conditions, before managing the Greater Manchester Assessment of Stroke Rehabilitation (G-MASTER) project, which developed and implemented a toolkit of standardised measurement tools in stroke rehabilitation units and assessed the impact on multidisciplinary team communication and patient outcomes.

Louisa joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research as a Research Fellow on the ReAcT study in September 2014. This research developed an in-depth understanding of therapy provision in stroke units, using ethnographic methods to explore how the national recommendation of forty five minutes of each relevant therapy per day is implemented by therapists and experienced by patients and their carers.

In September 2017, Louisa began her PhD studies, funded by The Stroke Association’s Postgraduate Fellowship scheme. This work is using qualitative methods to understand how stroke unit staff talk to stroke survivors and their families about the important area of stroke recovery, and to develop an intervention to help stroke unit staff do this more effectively.

Recent Funding Awarded

Todd O, Burton L, Bates S, Forster A, Crocker T. Development of an intervention to improve provision of information about recovery on the stroke unit. Leeds Hospital Charity £90,333.00, 01/08/2023-31/07/2024.

Clarke D, Forster A, Tyson S, Burton L. Talking about recovery after stroke: How do we do it and how can we do better? The Stroke Association Fellowship Postgraduate Fellowship £105,000; 01/09/2017-31/08/2020.

Recent Publications

Burton L-J, Forster A, Johnson J, Crocker TF, Tyson S, Clarke DJ. What influences provision of information about recovery on stroke units? A focused ethnographic case study. Patient Education and Counseling 2024:108331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2024.108331

Airlie J, Burton L, Copsey B, English C, Farrin A, Fitzsimons CF, Holloway I, Horrocks J, Johansson JF, Mead G, Moreau LA, Ozer S, Patel A, Yaziji N, Forster A, on behalf of the RECREATE Programme Management Group. RECREATE: a study protocol for a multicentre pilot cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) in UK stroke services evaluating an intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in stroke survivors (Get Set Go) with embedded process and economic evaluations. BMJ Open 2023;13:e074607. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-074607

Forster A, Ozer S, Brindle R. Barnard L, Hardicre N, Crocker TF, Chenery M, Moreau L, Wright A, Burton LJ, Hartley S, Hulme C, Dawkins B, Holloway I, House A, Hewison J, Farrin A, on behalf of the LoTS2Care Programme Team. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term: results of a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial (LoTS2Care). Pilot Feasibility Studies 2023;9(40): https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-023-01258-6.

Forster A, Ozer S, Crocker TF, House A, Hewison J, Roberts E, Dickerson J, Carter G, Hulme C, Fay M, Richardson G, Wright A, McKevitt C, McEachan R, Foy R, Barnard L, Moreau L, Prashar A, Clarke D, Hardicre N, Holloway I, Brindle R, Hall J, Burton L, Atkinson R, Hawkins RJ, Brown L, Cornwall N, Dawkins B, Meads D, Schmitt L, Fletcher M, Speed M, Grenfell K, Hartley S, Young J, Farrin A. Longer-term health and social care strategies for stroke survivors and their carers: the LoTS2Care research programme including cluster feasibility RCT. Programme Grants for Applied Research 2021;9(3). https://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar09030

Burton L, Forster A, Johnson J, Crocker TF, Tyson SF, Wray F, Clarke DJ. Experiences and views of receiving and delivering information about recovery in acquired neurological conditions: a systematic review of qualitative literature. BMJ Open 2021;11:e045297. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045297

Hall JF, Corepal R, Crocker TF, Lam N, Burton LJ, Birch K, Carter G, Clarke DJ, English C, Farrin AJ, Fitzsimons C, Hall J, Holloway I, Ozer S, Lawton R, Mead G, Morton S, Patel A, Forster A. A systematic review and meta-analysis of non-workplace interventions to reduce time spent sedentary in adults. MedRxiv 2021;

Hardicre NK, Crocker TF, Wright A, Burton L, Ozer S, Atkinson R, House A, Hewison J, McKevitt C, Forster A, Farrin AJ & on behalf of the LoTS2Care Programme Management Group. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term (LoTS2Care): study protocol for the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2018;19:368. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2683-7

Clarke DJ, Burton L, Tyson SF, Rodgers H, Drummond A, Palmer R, Hoffman A, Prescott M, Tyrrell P, Brkic L, Grenfell K, Forster A. Why do stroke survivors not receive recommended amounts of active therapy? Findings from the ReAcT study, a mixed-methods case-study evaluation in eight stroke units. Clinical Rehabilitation 2018;32(8):1119-1132. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215518765329

Hardicre NK, Crocker TF, Wright A, Burton LJ, Ozer S, Atkinson R, et al. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term (LoTS2Care): study protocol for the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2018;1119(1):368

Clarke D, Drummond A, Burton L, Tyson S, Rodgers H, Palmer R, Grenfell K, Prescott M, Forster A. What factors influence the provision of therapy to stroke survivors? Findings from an in-depth qualitative case-study series in eight stroke units. International Journal of Stroke 2016;11(3):35. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493016670567

Clarke DJ, Tyson S, Palmer R, Drummond A, Rodgers H, Forster A, Burton L, Brkic L, Grenfell K, Tyrrell P, Prescott M. Why do patients with stroke not receive the recommended amount of active therapy (ReAcT)? Study protocol for a multisite case study investigation. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008443. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-00844

Burton L, Tyson S, McGovern A. Staff perceptions of using outcome measures in stroke rehabilitation. Disability & Rehabilitation, 2013;35, 828-834.

Tyson S, Burton L, McGovern A. Sharifi S. Service users’ views of the assessment process in stroke rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation, 2014; 28(8):824-831.

Burton, L. & Tyson, S. Screening for mood disorders after stroke: A systematic review of psychometric properties and clinical utility. Psychological Medicine 2014:45(1):29-49. doi: 10.1017/S0033291714000336.

Tyson S, Burton L, McGovern A. Multi-disciplinary team meetings in stroke rehabilitation: an observation study and conceptual framework. Clinical Rehabilitation 2014;28(12):1237-1247. doi:10.1177/0269215514535942

Flowers H, Flamand-Roze C, Denier C, Roze E, Silver F, Rochon E, Skoretz S, Baumwol K, Burton L, Harris G, Langdon C, Shaw S, Martino R. English adaptation, international harmonization, and normative validation of the Language Screening Tool (LAST), Aphasiology 2014;29(2):214-236 doi: 10.1080/02687038.2014.965058

Burton L, Tyson S. Screening for cognitive impairment after stroke: A systematic review of psychometric properties and clinical utility. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2014;47(3):193-203. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1930.