Jenni Burton Clinical Lecturer at SCMH

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A word from Jenni 'I am delighted to have joined Academic Geriatric Medicine in SCMH as a Clinical Lecturer. This appointment allows me to further my research interests and skills in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment alongside commencing higher specialty training in Geriatric Medicine.

I first came to the University of Glasgow to join the intercalated BSc Medical Sciences cohort of 2007-08. Based in Public Health in Lilybank Gardens, I had my first opportunity to engage in clinical research, working with linked TIA clinic data. I’m very grateful for this core research skills training which firmly established my commitment to a clinical academic career. I returned to the University of Dundee to complete my medical undergraduate training, graduating in 2010 with Honours. I completed my Foundation Training in the West of Scotland, establishing collaborations with the clinical academics at Glasgow Royal Infirmary which have been highly fruitful ever since.

Academic core training took me to Leicester, with opportunities to work in hypertension and dementia; frailty; conservative management in advanced chronic kidney disease and delirium prevention. I became involved in the work of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, developing systematic review experience in interventions and test accuracy research.

From August 2015 I undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship, funded by the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre and the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. I was awarded my PhD in July 2018, entitled ‘New care home admission following acute hospitalisation: a mixed methods approach’. I have developed a collaboration with the Scottish Government Health and Care Analysis Division and established an ongoing health and social care data linkage research project evaluating this important outcome.

I am enthusiastic about clinical research, particularly learning how to disseminate findings beyond traditional academic publications and am active on social media, tweeting @JenniKBurton. I have also established successful collaborations with researchers outside my host institutions and am keen to engage with other researchers across the School and the University to collaborate on research projects which can help to make a meaningful contribution to improving the lives of older people.'

We look forward to working with you!

First published: 18 December 2018