Mrs Lorna Burns
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Mrs Lorna Burns

Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare - Information Specialist (Education)

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

Background: 

Lorna Burns, Information Specialist, has nearly 20 years of experience delivering specialist information services across the health, legal and public sectors. Within the health sector, she has worked within primary care, mental health and public health. Lorna now works in University of Plymouth Faculty of Health, where in addition to teaching on evidence based healthcare, she provides expertise to systematic reviews and evidence synthesis projects.  

Qualifications:
  • PG Certificate in Clinical Education (University of Plymouth, 2017)
  • MSc Human Communication and Computing (Bath University, 2008) 
  • MSc Information and Library Management (Bristol University, 2004)
  • BA Hons German Literature (Liverpool University, 1997)



Professional membership

Member of Chartered Institute of Information Professionals


Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Key publications

Bryce ME, Archer J, Brennan N, Burns L, O'Brien T & Price T (2018) Fitness to practise: Impairment and serious misconduct - a narrative synthesis review. General Dental Council Publisher Site
Ong KJ, Checchi M, Burns L, Pavitt C, Postma MJ & Jit M (2019) 'Systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-cervical human papillomavirus-related disease health system costs and quality of life estimates' Sexually Transmitted Infections 95, (1) 28-35 , DOI Open access
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Information skills teaching in the Faculty of Health  


Including:
  • Systematic reviews and other types of evidence synthesis
  • Advanced literature searching for systematic reviews
  • Systematic review methods
  • Critical appraisal and quality assessment
  • Reference management using EndNote
Supervision of MSc dissertations

Support also given to the evidence-based curriculum at undergraduate level

Research

Research

Research interests

Literature searching to support healthcare decision making, particularly in the fields of dentistry, mental health and public health. 
  • Information science support of the systematic review process.
  • Methods in evidence synthesis. 
  • Information skills teaching and learning. 
  • Knowledge and skills development and CPD for information professionals. 
  • Ethnography.

Grants & contracts

Research grants

 

Lloyd, H., Abdullah, A., Liabo, K., Murrani,S., Kelly, I., Parham, S., Edwards, C., Burns, L., Owen, A., Westlake, D., Robert, G., Tribe, R. Forced to Flee. Co-designing a peer-led community approach to support the mental health of refugees. NIHR. £750,033.40, 2022-2024.

 

Dr Mark Tarrant, Professor Jonathan Pinkney, Dr Dawn Swancutt , Dr Jenny Lloyd , Dr Sarah Baldrey, Mr Steve Perry, Mrs Sarah Hinds, Ms Mary O'Kane , Professor Adrian Taylor , Professor Anne Spencer , Professor John Wilding , Professor Richard Byng , Professor Sarah Dean , Professor Siobhan Creanor, Professor William Rodney Sheaff. How are treatment outcomes for people with severe obesity ImPROved by GROUP-based behavioural intervention? £2,475,032.00. NIHR, 2021. (costed but not named).

 

Nicola Brennan, Thomas Gale, Keith Walker, Tristan Henderson, Karen Mattick. Health and Care Professions Council Registrants Preparedness for Practice. £52,593.00, Health and Care Professions Council, 2022. (costed but not named).

 

Mills I, Burns L, Bryce M, Hanks S. Exploration of barriers, facilitators and enablers influencing recruitment and retention of dentists to South West England. £44,000, Devon Local Dental Committee, 2022.

 

Mills I, Hanks S, Burns L, Bryce M. Recruitment and retention in dentistry: developing a research programme. February-July 2022. £9,050, University of Plymouth Faculty of Health Strategic Investment Funds, 2022.

 

K. Husk (PI), S. Asthana, R. Byng, J. Elston, K. Mahtani, S. Tierney, M. Bertotti, C. Dayson, M. Polley, R Kimberlee, H Chatterjee. Academic Partners Collaborative for the National Academy of Social Prescribing. National Academy of Social Prescribing £175,269, September 2020-March 2021. (costed but not named).

 

C. Quinn, R. Byng, G. Wallace, S. Asthana. Public Health; Plymouth Priorities (PHeePP). £49,810.04, NIHR Local Authority Research System call, 2020. (costed but not named).

 

J. Elston, F. Gradinger, K Husk, S. Asthana, L Burns, R. Byng. Provision of Social Prescribing Evaluation and Research Services for Devon STP. £99,998; Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, 2019.

 

Plessas A, Paisi M, Bryce M, Burns L, O’ Brien T, Witton R, Hanoch, Y. Dental Professionals’ Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. £24,697, General Dental Council, 2020-21.

 

Gale T, Brennan N, Read J, Mattick K, Khalil, H. Preparedness of recent medical graduates to meet anticipated healthcare needs. £94,779, General Medical Council, 2020. (costed but not named).

 

Brennan N, Bryce M, Humphries N, Knapton A, Gale T. Drivers of international migration of doctors to and from the United Kingdom. £48,236, General Medical Council, 2019-20. (costed but not named).

Gale T, Bryce M, Burns L, Hanks S, Zahra D. Review and mapping of basic dental training in EU member states. £20,026, General Dental Council, 2019-20.

 

Bryce M, Archer J, Brennan N, Burns L, O'Brien T, Price T. Fitness to practise: Impairment and Serious Misconduct - a narrative synthesis review. £10,537, General Dental Council, 2017.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Bryce ME, Archer J, Brennan N, Burns L, O'Brien T & Price T (2018) Fitness to practise: Impairment and serious misconduct - a narrative synthesis review. General Dental Council Publisher Site
Ong KJ, Checchi M, Burns L, Pavitt C, Postma MJ & Jit M (2019) 'Systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-cervical human papillomavirus-related disease health system costs and quality of life estimates' Sexually Transmitted Infections 95, (1) 28-35 , DOI Open access

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Axford N, Tredinnick-Rowe J, Rybczynska-Bunt S, Burns L, Green F & Thompson T (2022) 'Engaging youth at risk of violence in services: messages from research' Children and Youth Services Review 144, , DOI Open access
Bryce M, Zahra D, Burns L, Hanks S & Gale T (2022) 'Progress and challenges in the harmonisation of European undergraduate dental education: a systematic literature review with narrative synthesis' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI Open access
Swancutt D, Tarrant M, Ingram W, Baldrey S, Burns L, Byng R, Calitri R, Creanor S, Dean S & Evans L (2022) 'A group-based behavioural intervention for weight management (PROGROUP) versus usual care in adults with severe obesity: a feasibility randomised controlled trial protocol' Pilot and Feasibility Studies 8, (1) , DOI Open access
Burns L, Coelho C & Addy A (2022) 'Ethnic diversity in academic dentistry in the United Kingdom' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI Open access
Erwin J, Paisi M, Neill S, Burns L, Vassallo I, Nelder A, Facenfield J, Devalia U, Vassallo T & Witton R (2022) 'Factors influencing oral health behaviours, access and delivery of dental care for autistic children and adolescents: A mixed‐methods systematic review' Health Expectations , DOI Open access
Baniulyte G, Burns L & Ali K (2022) 'Guided Tissue Regeneration in Peri-radicular Surgery' Dentistry Review 2, (2) , DOI Open access
Gately F, Ali K & Burns L (2022) 'The effect of pre-emptive Ibuprofen on post- operative pain after removal of lower third molar teeth: a systematic review' Evidence-Based Dentistry , DOI Open access
Ali K, Gupta P, Turay E, Burns L, Brookes Z & Raja M (2022) 'Dentistry in a multicultural society: the impact of animal-based products on person-centred care' British Dental Journal 232, (4) 269-272 Author Site , DOI Open access
Bernardes Delgado M, Plessas A, Burns L, Neilens H, Griffiths S & Latour J (2021) 'Oral care experiences of palliative care patients, their relatives/carers and healthcare professionals: a qualitative systematic review' International Journal of Palliative Nursing 27, (10) , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Crombag N, Burns L, Bogaerts A, Withers L, Bates L, Crowley D, Witton R & Shawe J (2021) 'Barriers and facilitators to hepatitis C screening and treatment for people with lived experience of homelessness: A mixed‐methods systematic review' Health Expectations , DOI Open access
Baniulyte G, Ali K & Burns L (2021) 'Guided tissue regeneration techniques involving blood-derived products in periradicular surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol' JBI Evidence Synthesis 19, (12) 3378-3383 , DOI Open access
Neill S, Erwin J, Paisi M, Witton R, Burns L, Vassallo I, Nelder A, Facenfield J, Devalia U & Vassallo T (2021) 'Factors Influencing Oral Health Behaviours, Access and Provision of Dental Care for Autistic Children and Adolescents in Countries with a Very High Human Development Index: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Systematic Review' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, (23) , DOI Open access
Lanario J & Burns L (2021) 'Use of health related quality of life in clinical trials for severe asthma: a systematic review' Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2021, (14) 999-1010 , DOI Open access
Shibl M, Ali K & Burns L (2021) 'Effectiveness of pre-operative oral corticosteroids in reducing pain, trismus and oedema following lower third molar extractions: a systematic review' British Dental Journal (BDJ) , DOI Open access
Milne-Ives M, Swancutt D, Burns L, Pinkney J, Tarrant M, Calitri R, Chatterjee A & Meinert E (2021) 'The effectiveness and usability of online, group-based interventions for people with severe obesity: Systematic review protocol' JMIR Research Protocols , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Baines R, Burns L, Plessas A, Radford P, Shawe J & Witton R (2020) 'Barriers and facilitators to dental care access among asylum seekers and refugees in highly developed countries: a systematic review' BMC Oral Health 20, (1) , DOI Open access
Paisi M, March-McDonald J, Burns L, Snelgrove-Clarke E, Withers L & Shawe J (2020) 'Perceived barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising sexual and reproductive healthcare for people who experience homelessness: a systematic review' BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health , DOI Open access
Edwards D, Burns L, Witton R & Tredwin C (2020) 'MTA or calcium hydroxide for direct pulp capping in fully developed permanent teeth: a systematic review' Endodontic Practice Today 14, (2) 91-102 Open access
Paisi M, Plessas A, Pampaka D, Burns L & Wilton R (2020) 'Effect of treating carious teeth on children's and adolescents' anthropometric outcomes: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 37, (1) 32-38 Author Site , DOI Open access
Ong KJ, Checchi M, Burns L, Pavitt C, Postma MJ & Jit M (2019) 'Systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-cervical human papillomavirus-related disease health system costs and quality of life estimates' Sexually Transmitted Infections 95, (1) 28-35 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Kay E, Plessas A, Burns L, Quinn C, Brennan N & White S (2019) 'Barriers and enablers to accessing dental services for people experiencing homelessness: A systematic review' Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Author Site , DOI Open access
Grose J, Burns L, Mukonoweshuro R, Richardson J, Mills I, Nasser M & Moles D (2018) 'Developing sustainability in a dental practice through an action research approach' British Dental Journal 225, (5) 409-412 , DOI Open access
Bernardes Delgado M, Burns L, Quinn C, Moles D & Kay E (2018) 'Oral Care of Palliative Care Patients - Carers' and Relatives' Experiences. A Qualitative Study' British Dental Journal , DOI Open access
Daldry M & Burns L (2017) 'Student-led promotion of evidence-based healthcare' INSPIRE (2) 10-11 Publisher Site Open access
Books
Moles D; Tredwin C; McColl E; Robert W; Burns L (2018) Standards in Dentistry. London, England Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
Reports
Gale T, Brennan N, Langdon N, Read J, Keates N, Burns L, Khalil H & Mattick K (2022) Preparedness of recent medical graduates to meet anticipated healthcare needs. General Medical Council London Open access
Brennan N, Langdon N, Bryce M, Gale T, Knapton A, Burns L & Humphries N (2021) Drivers of international migration of doctors to and from the United Kingdom. General Medical Council General Medical Council Publisher Site Open access
Gale T, Bryce M, Burns L, Hanks S & Zahra D (2021) Review and mapping of basic dental training in EU member states: final report. General Dental Council Publisher Site
Plessas A, Paisi M, Bryce M, Burns L, O'Brien T, Witton R & Hanoch Y (2021) Mental Health and Wellbeing in Dentistry: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. General Dental Council Publisher Site Open access
Green F, Hobbs T, Axford N, Ellis D, Mannes J, Murphy M, Lily R, Burns L, Rybczynska-Bunt S & Thompson T (2020) Engaging Young People During the COVID-19 Pandemic. London Youth Endowment Fund Open access
Bryce ME, Archer J, Brennan N, Burns L, O'Brien T & Price T (2018) Fitness to practise: Impairment and serious misconduct - a narrative synthesis review. General Dental Council Publisher Site
Presentations and posters
Lanario J & Burns L Lanario J & Burns L 'Use and reporting of health related quality of life questionnaires in severe asthma clinical trials' , DOI