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Maddie Burton

Senior Lecturer: Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2044

Maddie is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and for several years, prior to her current post, worked in both inpatient and community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Maddie is currently Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the University of Worcester.

Maddie leads the FdSc in CAMH which commenced in 2008 and developed the BsC CAMH top-up at the University of Worcester which commenced in 2015.    


Registered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH) University of Worcester (2003)

Masters Psychodynamic Approaches to Working with Adolescents (M33) The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust/ University of East London (2008)

PG Cert Learning and Teaching Higher Education University of Worcester (2012)   

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching interests:

  • Child Development and Attachment
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Safeguarding Infants, Children and Young People
  • Children’s Rights
  • Infant, Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Raising the profile and thinking about CAMH across universal practice settings where there are children, young people and families and with all the professional groups associated with children and young people.
  • Developing opportunities for sharing CAMH knowledge and practice here, across the University Community including contributions to other programmes of study including Teaching, Nursing and Social Work and Early Childhood Studies.
  • In addition CAMH events such as Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Children in Children’s Mental Health Week.


Infant, child and adolescent mental health.

Developing future practitioners who work with children and young people and improving CAMH knowledge and understanding and how this impacts on practice outcomes, particularly school and early years settings.

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Nursing and Midwifery Council (pin no 0017032E current status of entry: effective)

The Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Member)

Association for Infant Mental Health (Member)   





In press; CAMH chapter and Eating Disorders chapter Burton, M, Baker, L, in Essentials of Mental Health Nursing, eds., Mick McKeown and Karen Wright, London, Sage, (planned publication date: 2017).

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

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.

Conference workshop presentation (abstract accepted), 2017: University of Worcester, ‘A Little More Conversation, A Little More Action’ Enriching Academic Writing: ‘Doing it Together’   


External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner: Kingston University and St  George's University of London; FD Healthcare Practice (2014-2018)

External Advisor: University of Northampton; MSc in Counselling Children and Young People (2012)

External Advisor: University of Bedfordshire; FD Healthcare Practice (2014)

External Advisor: MSc Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills; Middlesex University and PCI College Dublin (2016)

Reviewer of various texts for publishers including:

2014: Sage: The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People, edited by Sue Pattison, Maggie Robson and Ann Beynon

2015: Open University Press: Child Abuse: An Evidence Base for Confident Practice 4e, Authors: Corby et al.

2015: Sage: Attachment in Clinical Practice: An Introduction,  Authors: Jeremy Holmes and Arietta Slade

2016: Palgrave MacMillan: Critical Issues in CAMH, Authors (combined manuscript) Ongoing reviewer of various titles for Youth in Mind