Prof Mark BurtonVisiting Professor, RIHSC, MMU

Specialist Areas


Intellectual Disability
Service Management & Development
Community Psychology
Liberation Psychology
Critical Psychology
Social and environmental activism

Research Interests


Quality and effectiveness of Human Services
Psychology of Liberation
Psychology in Latin America
Economic and social resilience

Research Activities

Current: Action research on local government policy change
Previous: Intellectual Disability (Action research and evaluation research on social inclusion, service quality, access to mainstream health services)
Liberation and Community Psychology in Latin America (documentary, interview and observational research)

Professional Body Membership and Activity

AFBPS

Editorships and Consultancies

External Examiner, University of Salford - MA in Learning Disability (to 2012)
Member of Editorial Board - Community, Work and Family Journal, Taylor and Francis
Member of Editorial Board, Psychosocial Intervention/Intervention Psicosocial
Member of Editorial Board - Estudos de Psicologia / Psychological Studies (Campinas, Brazil)

Impact

British Psychological Society Ethics Committee Award for the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity, 2013
Member of Manchester Learning Disability Partnership Board (to 2012)
Reviewer for National Institute for Health Research

Research Outputs

Authored Books

Kagan C.M., Burton M., Duckett P.S., Lawthom R., Siddiquee A. 2011. "Critical Community Psychology Critical Community Psychology ". Wiley-Blackwell.
isbn: 978-1-405188-84-5

Burton M., Kagan C.M., Clements P. 1995. "Social Skills for People with Learning Disability: A Social Capability Approach". Chapman and Hall, London (Therapy in Practice Series).
isbn: 978-0-412433-80-1 (0-412433-80-X)

Chapters

Burton, M (in press) "Intellectual Disability", in T. Teo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, Springer

Burton, M (in press) "Social Reproduction", in T. Teo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, Springer

Burton, M. (2011) Prologo (Invited Foreword), in J. M. Flores Osorio, Psicologia y Praxis Comunitaria: Una Vision Latinoamericana, 5-10, Cuernavaca, México: Editorial Latinoamericana

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2010. "Marginalization" in: G. Nelson and I. Prilleltensky (eds) Community Psychology : In pursuit of wellness and liberation. Palgrave Macmillan. pp.313-330
isbn: 978-0-230219-95-3

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 2009. "Towards a Really Social Psychology: Liberation Psychology Beyond Latin America" in: M.Montero and C.C.Sonn (eds) Psychology of Liberation: Theory and applications. Springer - New York. pp.51-72
isbn: 978-0-387857-83-1 doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-85784-8

Burton M., Siddiquee A., Kagan C.M. 2008. "Action Research" in: C. Willig and W. Stainton-Rogers (eds) Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology. Blackwell.
isbn: 978-1-412907-80-4

Burton M., Boyle S., Harris C., Kagan C.M. 2007. "Community Psychology in Britain" in: S Reich, M Riemer, I Prilleltensky and M Montero (eds) International Community Psychology: History and Theories. Kluwer Academic Press.
isbn: 978-0-387494-99-9

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 2005. "Decoding 'Valuing People'. Social policy for people who are learning disabled" in: Clare Bambra, Ruth Barnes, Debbie Fox, David King, Sue Laughlin, Thara Raj, Alex Scott-Samuel and Maggie Winters (eds) UK Healthwatch 2005: The Experience of Health in an Unequal Society. Politics of Health Group. pp.59-65
isbn: 1-874038-76-7

Burton M., Roberts A., Kagan C.M. 2005. "Community living for older people: a social validation study" in: D. Goodley and G. Van Hove (eds) Another Disability Studies Reader: Including People with learning difficulties. Garant Publishers.
isbn: 9-044114-75-1

Kagan C.M., Duckett P.S., Lawthom R., Burton M. 2005. "Doing Community Psychology with Disabled People" in: D. Goodley and R. Lawthom (eds) Disability and Psychology: Critical Introductions and reflections. Palgrave. pp.170-186
isbn: 1-403936-01-3

Kagan C.M., Burns D., Burton M., Crespo I., Evans R., Knowles K.B., Lalueza J., Sixsmith J.A. 2004. "Working with people who are marginalized by the social system: challenges for community psychological work" in: A. Sanchez Vidal, A. Zambrano Constanzo and M. Palacin Lois (eds) Psicologia comunitaria Europa: Communidad, poder, etica y volores. European Commu. Publicacions Universitat De Barcelona. pp.400-412
isbn: 8-447526-13-5

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2004. "Marginalization" in: G. Nelson and I. Prilleltensky (eds) Community Psychology: In pursuit of well-ness and liberation. Palgrave Macmillan. pp.293-308
isbn: 978-0-333922-82-8 (0-333922-82-4)

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1998. "Complementarism versus incommensurability in psychological research methodology" in: M. Cheung-Chung (eds) Current Trends in History and Philosophy of Psychology. British Psychological Society - Leicester.
isbn: 978-1-854332-65-3 (1-854332-65-1) url: http://www.compsy.org.uk/QUALPAR3.PDF

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1996. "Rethinking Empowerment: Shared action against powerlessness" in: I. Parker & Right. Spears (eds) Psychology and Society: Radical Theory and Practice. Pluto Press, London. pp.197-209
isbn: 978-0-745308-79-1 url: http://www.compsy.org.uk/rethemp.htm

Journal Articles

Burton, M. (In press) "A renewal of ethics", The Psychologist, 26 (11 November)

Burton M (In press) "In and against social policy", Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice

Burton, M (In press) "Is there a liberation psychology outside Latin America?", Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología Social, Ignacio Martín Baro

Burton, M (In press) "Liberation Psychology: a constructive critical praxis", Psychological Studies / Estudos de Psicologia, 13

Burton, M (In press) "The analectic turn: critical psychology and the new political context", Cahiers de Psychologie Politique

Burton M. (2013) "A second Psychology of Liberation? Valuing and moving beyond the Latin American", The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 13(2), 96-106

Burton, M., Kagan, C.M., & Duckett, P. (2013) "Making the psychological political - challenges for community psychology", Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 4, 50-63

Schrader McMillan, A., Burton, M. & Lemus de Fabian, A. (2012). "'Educando con Amor': la pedagogia critica aplicada a la promocion de la crianza con carino en la ciudad de Guatemala", Revista Venezolana de Psicologia Clínica Comunitaria, 99-128

Burton, M (2011) "Commentary: Psychology in Cuba", International Journal of Cuban Studies, 3(4), 361-365

Burton, M & Flores Osorio, J.M. (2011) "Introducing Dussel: the Philosophy of Liberation and a really social psychology", Psychology in Society, 41, 20-39

McMillan A.S., Burton M. 2009. "From parent education to collective action: Childrearing with love in post-war Guatemala" Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, vol.19 no.3, pp.198-211
issn: 1052-9284 doi: 10.1002/casp.990

Davies G., Chadwick D.D., Cunningham D., Starling S., Duxbury J., Burton M. 2008. "The dental health of adults with learning disabilities - results of a pilot study" Journal of Disability and Oral Health, vol.9 no.3, pp.121-131

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 2007. "Psychologists and torture: more than a question of interrogation" The Psychologist, vol.20 no.8, pp.484-487
issn: 0952-8229 url: http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm/volumeID_20-editionID_150-ArticleID_1227-getfile_getPDF/thepsychologist/0807tort.pdf

Starling S., Willis A., Dracup M., Burton M., Pratt C. 2006. "'Right to Sight': Accessing Eye Care for Adults Who are Learning Disabled" Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, vol.10 no.4, pp.337-355
issn: 1744-6295

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 2006. "Decoding Valuing People" Disability and Society, vol.21 no.4, pp.299-313
issn: 1360-0508 doi: 10.1080/09687590600679899

Chadwick D.D., Joliffe J., Goldbart J., Burton M. 2006. "Barriers to Caregiver Compliance with Eating and Drinking Recommendations for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dysphagia" Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol.19 no.2, pp.153-162
issn: 1468-3148 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00250.x

Chapman M., Burton M., Hunt V., Reeves D. 2006. "Implementation of Goal Attainment Scaling in Community Intellectual Disability Services" Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, vol.3 no.2, pp.119-128
issn: 1741-1130 doi: 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2006.00063.x

Chapman M., Gledhill P., Burton M., Jones P., Soni S. 2006. "The use of psychotropic medication with adults with learning disabilities: survey findings and implications for services" British Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol.34, pp.28-35
issn: 1468-3156 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2005.00334.x

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 2005. "Community psychological perspectives and work with people with learning difficulties" Clinical Psychology, vol.50, pp.31-36
issn: 1473-8279 url: http://www.bps.org.uk/downloadfile.cfm?file_uuid=526522F1-1143-DFD0-7E4F-860F06AACB04&ext=pdf

Burton M. 2004. "Viva Nacho! Liberating Psychology in Latin America" Psychologist, vol.17 no.10, pp.584-587
issn: 0952-8229

Burton M. 2004. "La psicologia social de la liberacion: aprendiendo de America Latina" Polis, Revista del Departamento de Sociologia - Universidad Bolivariana, Chile, vol.1, pp.101-124
issn: 0717-6554 url: http://148.206.53.230/revistasuam/polis/include/getdoc.php?rev=polis05&id=41&article=19&mode=pdf

Burton M. 2004. "Radical Psychology Networks: A Review and Guide" Journal of Community Psychology and Applied Social Psychology, vol.14 no.2, pp.119-130
issn: 1099-1298

Burton M., Chapman M. 2004. "Problems of Evidence Based Practice in Community Health and Social Services" Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol.8 no.1, pp.56-70
issn: 1469-0047 doi: 10.1177/1469004704041705

Dye L., Hendy S., Hare J.C., Burton M. 2004. "Capacity to consent to participate in research- a recontextulization" British Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol.32 no.3, pp.144-150
issn: 1468-3156 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2004.00262.x

Hare D., Pratt C., Burton M., Bromley J., Emerson E. 2004. "The Health and Social Care Needs of Family Carers Supporting Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders" Autism, vol.8 no.4, pp.425-444
issn: 1362-3613 doi: 10.1177/1362361304047225

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 2004. "Liberation Social Psychology: Learning from Latin America" Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, vol.15 no.1, pp.63-78
issn: 1099-1298 doi: 10.1002/casp.786

Burton M., Chapman M. 2004. "Problems of Evidence Based Practice in Community Health and Social Services" Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol.8 no.1, pp.56-70
issn: 1469-0047 doi: 10.1177/1469004704041705

Hare D.J., Chapman M., Fraser J., Gore S., Burton M. 2003. "The prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders in people using a community learning disabilities service" Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol.7 no.3, pp.267-281
issn: 1469-0047 doi: 10.1177/14690047030073006

Burton M. 2003. "Review of Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice by Gerald Midgley" Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, vol.13 no.4, pp.330-333
issn: 1099-1298 doi: 10.1002/casp.702

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2002. "Community Psychology: Why this gap in Britain?" History and Philosophy of Psychology, vol.4 no.2, pp.10-23
issn: 1469-283X url: http://www.bps.org.uk/downloadfile.cfm?file_uuid=8A8C7236-1143-DFD0-7ED0-7F480FE6E29C&ext=pdf

Fleming I., Burton M. 2001. "Teaching about Individual and Society Links on the Manchester Clinical Psychology Training Course" Clinical Psychology, vol. no.6, pp.28-33
issn: 1473-8279

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2000. "Prefigurative action research: an alternative basis for critical psychology" Annual Review of Critical Psychology, vol.2, pp.73-87
issn: 1464-0538 url: http://www.discourseunit.com/arcp/2.htm

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1994. "The verbal community and the societal construction of consciousness" Behavior and Social Issues, vol.4 no.1-2, pp.1-10
issn: 1064-9506

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1982. "Looking at Environments (ii) How the User sees the Environment" Nursing Mirror, vol.155,
issn: 0029-6511

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1982. "Looking at Environments (i) The Physical and Social Environments of the Mental Health Services" Nursing Mirror, vol.155,
issn: 0029-6511

Conference Presentations

Burton, M. (2012) "More learning from Latin America", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Burton, M., Kagan, CM, & Duckett, P. (2008) "Making the psychological political - challenges for community psychology", Presented at 2nd International Conference of Community Psycholog, Lisbon

Kagan C.M., Lawthom Right., Burton M., Duckett P.S. 2006. "Community psychology: Tracing community psychology through the curriculum and establishing a UK community psychology teaching resource" at: First International Community Psychology Conference: Sharing Agendas and Diversity. San Juan, Puerto Rico..

Kagan C.M., Burns D., Burton M., Crespo I., Evans Right.J., Knowles K.B., Lalueza J., Sixsmith J.A. 2002. "Working with people who are marginalized by the social system: challenges for community psychological work" at: IV European Congress of Community Psychology: Community, Ethics and Values. Barcelona, Spain.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2001. "Community Psychology: Why the gap in British Psychology? History and Philosophy Section" at: British Psychological Society Centenary Conference, Glasgow.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2000. "Edge Effects and Resource Utilisation in Community Psychology" at: European Community Psychology Conference, Bergen, Norway.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1999. "Action Research and Critical Psychology" at: International Conference, Prefigurative Action Research: the possibilities of community psychology for critical psychology, Manchester.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1996. "Post-bureaucratic Welfare Reforms in Britain - Tensions and Possibilities" at: Policy Forum, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1996. "Community Psychology in Venezuela" at: Regional Seminar on Community Psychology, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1996. "Understanding Empowerment" at: National Seminar on Community Psychology, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.

Kagan C.M., Burton M., Knowles K.B. 1995. "Caught in the Competence Trap: The challenge for rehabilitation services for people with mental health difficulties in addition to moderate learning difficulties" at: 1st International Conference of A.R.A.P.D.I.S.: Psychosocial Rehabilitation in and with Communities, Barcelona.

Kagan C.M., Knowles K.B., Burton M. 1995. "Challenging the System: Advocacy for a person with complex needs who cannot speak for himself" at: 1st International Conference of A.R.A.P.D.I.S.: Psychosocial Rehabilitation in and with Communities, Barcelona.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1992. "Quality of Life for Elderly People with Learning Disabilities in the Community" at: International Roundtable on Ageing and Mental Handicap, Manchester.

Kagan C.M., Burton M., Clements P. 1989. "Interpersonal skills for social integration" at: British Institute of Mental Handicap Annual Conference, Keele.

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1989. "Quality Assessment: Service Design for Quality" at: British Institute of Mental Handicap Annual Conference, Keele.

Internet Publications

Caton S.J., Starling S., Burton M., Azmi S., Chapman M. 2007. "Responsive Services for People with Learning Disabilities from Minority Ethnic Communities" British Journal of Learning Disabilities. url: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2007.00454.x
issn: 1468-3156 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2007.00454.x

Caton S.J., Starling S., Burton M., Azmi S., Chapman M. 2004. "Responsive Services for Learning Disabled People from Minority Ethnic Communities" Manchester Metropolitan University. url: http://homepages.phonecoop.coop/markburton/Digest8.pdf
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Research Reports

Burton M., Kagan C.M., Caton S.J. 2001. "Broadening the Boundaries of Collaborative Research" for Manchester Metropolitan University.

Burton M., Chapman M., Hunt V., Reeves D. 2001. "Evaluation of Goal attainment Scaling as a methodology for assessing outcomes for people served by community learning disability services" for

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 2001. "Critical Community Psychological Practice for the 21st Century" for RIHSC, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Kagan C.M., Burton M., Knowles K.B. 1995. "'Caught in the Competence Trap': the challenge for rehabilitation services for people with mental health difficulties in addition to moderate learning difficulties" for MMU IOD Research Group, Manchester. pp.12

Lewis S.N., Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1995. "Families, Work and Empowerment: Coalitions for social change" for IOD Research Group MMU Manchester. pp.49
issn: 1359-9089

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1992. "Caught in the Competence Trap: A report on service provision for adults with moderate learning difficulties" for North West Regional Mental Handicap Advisory Group, NWRHA Whalley. pp.78

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1991. "Community Integration: Beyond Examples" for North Western Regional Health Authority (N.W.D.T.) Whalley. pp.18

Burton M., Kagan C.M. 1983. "The Genesis of Clinical Psychology in Britain" for Archives of British Psychological Society, Liverpool. pp.24
url: http://www.compsy.org.uk/British%20Clinical%20Psychology%20in%20Historical%20Perspective.pdf

Other Types of Output

Kagan C.M., Burton M. 1995. "Paradigm Change in Action" MMU IOD Research Group, Manchester. pp.12

Mark Burton

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

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