Hounours & awards

2014 Cochrane Back Review Group - Scientific Award for Best Review 2014 'Rehabilitation following surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis'. McGregor AH, Probyn K, Doré CJ, Burton AK, Cro S, Crispin A, Balagué F, Morris S, Pincus T, Fairbank J.

2013 Honorary Doctor of Science; University of Bedfordshire (in conjunction with the British School of Osteopathy).

2011 OBE: appointed for services to occupational healthcare

2008 BUPAfoundation Health at Work Award, 'Management of work-relevant upper limb disorders'. Burton K, Kendall N, Pearce B, Birrell L, Bainbridge C.

2007 Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.

2006 Special Volvo lecture - International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. 'Low back pain: prevent, cure or manage?'. Bergen, Norway

2005 BUPAfoundation Health at Work Award - Highly Commended. ' The implementation of occupational health guidelines principles for reducing sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders'. McCluskey S, Burton K, Main C

2002 Creative Excellence Award; US International Film and Video Festival for Get Back Active (a video based on The Back Book) produced by Take3 Video, funded by BP Occupational Health, with expert medical input from Burton AK, Waddell G

2001 BackCare Research Award 2001, presented by the Society for Back Pain Research, Bristol November 2001. 'Occupational Health Guidelines for the Management of Low Back Pain at Work - Evidence review'. Waddell G, Burton AK

2000 BUPAfoundation Health at Work Award. 'Occupational Health Guidelines for the Management of Low Back Pain at Work'. Carter T, Birrell L, Waddell G, Burton AK

1997 The National Back Pain Association Medal, presented by the Society for Back Pain Research, Middlesborough September, 1997. 'Four-year follow-up of low back pain patients in primary care'. Burton AK, Tillotson KM, McClune TD, Clarke RD, Main CJ

1996 The National Back Pain Association Medal, presented by the Society for Back Pain Research, London, October, 1996. 'Preliminary evaluation of a new Back Book'. Waddell G, Burton K, Roland M, Klaber-Moffett J, Main C, Cantrell E, Blair S, Burtt R

1995 The National Back Pain Association Medal, presented by the Society for Back Pain Research, Bournemouth, October, 1995. 'Encouragement of positive beliefs about back trouble is matched by absence reduction'. Symonds TL, Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Main CJ

1995 Sofamor Danek Clinical Award Paper, presented by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Helsinki, June, 1995. 'Can absenteeism due to low back trouble be reduced by psychosocial intervention at the workplace?'. Symonds TL, Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Main CJ

1991 Poster Prize - 3rd place, presented by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Heidelberg, May, 1991. 'An improved method of stature measurement for quantitative determination of spinal loading: application to sitting postures and whole body vibration'. I Althoff, P Brinckmann,  W Frobin, J Sandover, K Burton