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Maddie Burton

Senior Lecturer Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Course Lead FDsc Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2044


2003-current: Registered Nurse Mental Health pin no 0017032E current status of entry: effective

2008: MA Psychodynamic Approaches to working with Adolescents (M33) The Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust & University of East London

2008: Triple P Positive Parenting Programme Accredited Practitioner

2011: PG Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

2011-present: Fellow Higher Education Academy




Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


My teaching interests are in the arena of Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and include:

  • Child Development and Attachment
  • Self Harm & Suicide
  • Safeguarding Infants, Children & Young People
  • Children’s Rights
  • Under Fives work
  • Introducing and raising the profile and thinking about CAMH across universal settings where there are children, young people and families and across all professional groups associated with children and young people.



Infant Mental Health & Parenting

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

RNMH NMC registration as above

2003-2004 Staff Nurse, Parkview Clinic (CAMHS) Birmingham Children’s Hospital

2004-2009 Community Mental Health Nurse/Primary Mental Health Worker, Worcestershire Specialist Children’s Services

The Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health; Member

The Association of Infant Mental Health; Member




Under review: for Sage; CAMH chapter in Essentials of Mental Health Nursing, eds., Mick McKeown and Karen Wright (planned publication date: 2017).

In process: Barrell, R, Burton, M, Howard, C, Levermore, D, (planned publication date 2017) A Whole School Approach to CAMH, London Learning Matters (Sage).

Conference presentation: 2016; University of Worcester Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, presentation of abstract: Work-based learning in the FdSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Maddie Burton and Alison Barratt (student graduate).

Burton M (2014) Understanding Eating Disorders in Young People; Practice Nursing Vol 25, No 12, 606-610.

Burton M (2014) Self Harm; working with vulnerable adolescents Practice Nursing Vol 25, No 5, 245-251.

‘Child & Adolescent Mental Health; An Introduction’ for Sage Publications

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

2016: External Advisor MSc Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills, Middlesex University, London, and PCI College, Dublin.

External Academic Panel Member FDsc Healthcare Practice University of Bedfordshire; December 2014

2012: External Advisor MSc Counselling Children and Young People, University of Northampton.

2011-2013: External Examiner FDsc Child & Adolescent Mental Health, University of Salford

2014-2018: External Examiner FDsc Healthcare Practice, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London

External Advisor; validation of MSc Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills for Middlesex University at PCI College, Dublin, June 2016

Added extras

May 2012: Fellow Higher Education Academy; reference 48279

2012-2013: Student on Foundation in Infancy & Early Years Mental Health, International Training School for Infancy & Early Years, (ITSIEY), The Tavistock, Anna Freud Centre & Yale Child Study Center