Hounours, awards & appointments
2018 Appointed member of the INdustrial Injuries Advisory
2018 RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award - Category 5:
Health Service Delivery and Public Helath. "Effectiveness and costs
of a vocational advice service to improve work outcomes in patients
with musculoskeletal pain in proimary care: a cluster randomised
controlled trial (SWAP trial ISRCTN 52269669) [publishe in Pain 159
2017 Rehabilitation First Awards sponsored by Insurance Post -
'Outstanding Individual Achievement' (sgared with Gordon Waddell
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
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?'.
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
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
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