Dr Jen Burr

Dr Jen Burr
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I graduated in medicine from the University of Birmingham, subsequently specialised in ophthalmology. In 2002, following an MSc in epidemiology and statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, I moved to an academic post in the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen.

In St Andrews I lead a portfolio of clinical research into effective and efficient models for eye care, using a variety of methods including qualitative, evidence synthesis, economic modelling, and clinical trials. I an executive chair of the Applied Clinical Trials Centre Investigating Vision & Eyes at Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre in Ophthalmology supporting the design and conduct of clinical trials to address the important questions in ophthalmology and the development of core outcome measures for research and clinical practice. http://www.brcophthalmology.org/ACTIVE/Default.aspx

School roles:

  • Vision research lead
  • Chair of the NHS Research Strategy Group
  • Chair of the Space Planning and Infrastructure Committee
  • Member of the School Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Research Management Group
  • Member of the School Management Group
  • Member of the SCALE group and co-lead of the Mentoring task force
  • Clinical teacher

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Research Overview from research@st-andrews

I graduated in medicine from the University of Birmingham and subsequently specialised in ophthalmology and applied clinical research.  I lead  a portfolio of clinical research into effective and efficient models for eye care, using a variety of methods including qualitative, evidence synthesis, economic modelling, and clinical trials. 


source: research@st-andrews
Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Azuara-Blanco, A, Burr, J, Ramsay, C, Cooper, D, Foster, PJ, Friedman, DS, Scotland, G, Javanbakht, M, Cochrane, C, Norrie, J & For the EAGLE study group 2016, 'Effectiveness of early lens extraction for the treatment of primary angle-closure glaucoma (EAGLE): a randomised controlled trial' Lancet, vol 388, no. 10052, pp. 1389-1397. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30956-4
Hernández, R, Burr, JM, Vale, L, Azuara-Blanco, A, Cook, JA, Banister, K, Tuulonen, A, Ryan, M & Surveillance of Ocular Hypertension Study group 2016, 'Monitoring ocular hypertension, how much and how often? A cost-effectiveness perspective' British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 100, no. 9, pp. 1263-1268. DOI: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-306757
Graham-Rowe, E, Lorencatto, F, Lawrenson, JG, Burr, J, Grimshaw, JM, Ivers, NM, Peto, T, Bunce, C, Francis, JJ & WIDeR-EyeS Project team 2016, 'Barriers and enablers to diabetic retinopathy screening attendance: protocol for a systematic review' Systematic Reviews, vol 5, no. 1. DOI: 10.1186/s13643-016-0309-2
Banister, K, Boachie, C, Bourne, R, Cook, J, Burr, JM, Ramsay, C, Garway-Heath, D, Gray, J, McMeekin, P, Hernández, R & Azuara-Blanco, A 2016, 'Can automated imaging for optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer analysis aid glaucoma detection?' Ophthalmology, vol 123, no. 5, pp. 930-938. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.01.041
Day, AC, Burr, JM, Bunce, C, Doré, CJ, Sylvestre, Y, Wormald, RPL, Round, J, McCudden, V, Rubin, G, Wilkins, MR & FACT Group 2015, 'Randomised, single-masked non-inferiority trial of femtosecond laser-assisted versus manual phacoemulsification cataract surgery for adults with visually significant cataract: the FACT trial protocol' BMJ Open, vol 5, no. 11, e010381, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010381
Brittenden, J, Cotton, SC, Elders, A, Tassie, E, Scotland, G, Ramsay, CR, Norrie, J, Burr, J, Francis, J, Wileman, S, Campbell, B, Bachoo, P, Chetter, I, Gough, M, Earnshaw, J, Lees, T, Scott, J, Baker, SA, MacLennan, G, Prior, M, Bolsover, D & Campbell, MK 2015, 'Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of foam sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation and surgery for varicose veins: results from the comparison of LAser, Surgery and foam Sclerotherapy (CLASS) randomised controlled trial' Health Technology Assessment, vol 19, no. 27, pp. 1-341. DOI: 10.3310/hta19270
Castillo, MM, Mowatt, G, Elders, A, Lois, N, Fraser, C, Hernández, R, Amoaku, W, Burr, JM, Lotery, A, Ramsay, CR & Azuara-Blanco, A 2015, 'Optical coherence tomography for the monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review' Ophthalmology, vol 122, no. 2, pp. 399-406. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2014.07.055
Pickard, R, Starr, K, MacLennan, G, Lam, T, Thomas, R, Burr, JM, McPherson, G, McDonald, A, Anson, K, N'Dow, J, Burgess, N, Clark, T, Kilonzo, M, Gillies, K, Shearer, K, Boachie, C, Cameron, S, Norrie, J & McClinton, S 2015, 'Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial' Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60933-3
Castillo, MM, Mowatt, G, Lois, N, Elders, A, Fraser, C, Amoaku, W, Burr, JM, Lotery, AJ, Ramsay, CR & Azuara-Blanco, A 2014, 'Optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review' Eye (London, England), vol 28, no. 12, pp. 1399-1406. DOI: 10.1038/eye.2014.214
Tassie, E, Scotland, G, Brittenden, J, Cotton, SC, Elders, A, Campbell, MK, Campbell, B, Gough, M, Burr, JM, Ramsay, CR & CLASS Study Team 2014, 'Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation or surgery as treatment for primary varicose veins from the randomized CLASS trial' British Journal of Surgery, vol 101, no. 12, pp. 1532-1540. DOI: 10.1002/bjs.9595
Mowatt, G, Hernández, R, Castillo, M, Lois, N, Elders, A, Fraser, C, Aremu, O, Amoaku, W, Burr, J, Lotery, A, Ramsay, C & Azuara-Blanco, A 2014, 'Optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis, monitoring and guiding of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and economic evaluation' Health Technology Assessment, vol 18, no. 69, pp. 1-253. DOI: 10.3310/hta18690
Brittenden, J, Cotton, SC, Elders, A, Ramsay, CR, Norrie, J, Burr, J, Campbell, B, Bachoo, P, Chetter, I, Gough, M, Earnshaw, J, Lees, T, Scott, J, Baker, SA, Francis, J, Tassie, E, Scotland, G, Wileman, S & Campbell, MK 2014, 'A randomized trial comparing treatments for varicose veins' New England Journal of Medicine, vol 371, no. 13, pp. 1218-1227. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1400781
Takwoingi, Y, Botello, AP, Burr, JM, Azuara-Blanco, A, Garway-Heath, DF, Lemij, HG, Sanders, R, King, AJ, Deeks, JJ & Surveillance for Ocular Hypertension Study Group 2014, 'External validation of the OHTS-EGPS model for predicting the 5-year risk of open-angle glaucoma in ocular hypertensives' The British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 98, no. 3, pp. 309-14. DOI: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-303622
Spiteri Cornish, K, Lois, N, Scott, NW, Burr, J, Cook, J, Boachie, C, Tadayoni, R, la Cour, M, Christensen, U & Kwok, AKH 2014, 'Vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling versus no peeling for idiopathic full-thickness macular hole' Ophthalmology, vol 121, no. 3, pp. 649-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.10.020
Burr, J, Hernández, R, Ramsay, C, Prior, M, Campbell, S, Azuara-Blanco, A, Campbell, M, Francis, J & Vale, L 2014, 'Is it worthwhile to conduct a randomized controlled trial of glaucoma screening in the United Kingdom?' Journal of health services research & policy, vol 19, no. 1, pp. 42-51. DOI: 10.1177/1355819613499748
Prior, M, Francis, JJ, Azuara-Blanco, A, Anand, N, Burr, JM & Glaucoma Screening Platform Study 2013, 'Why do people present late with advanced glaucoma? A qualitative interview study' British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 97, no. 12, pp. 1574-1578. DOI: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-303813
Spiteri Cornish, K, Lois, N, Scott, N, Burr, J, Cook, J, Boachie, C, Tadayoni, R, la Cour, M, Christensen, U & Kwok, A 2013, 'Vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling versus vitrectomy with no peeling for idiopathic full-thickness macular hole (FTMH)' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol 6, pp. CD009306. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009306.pub2
Pickard, R, Lam, T, MacLennan, G, Starr, K, Kilonzo, M, McPherson, G, Gillies, K, McDonald, A, Walton, K, Buckley, B, Glazener, C, Boachie, C, Burr, JM, Norrie, J, Vale, L, Grant, A & N'Dow, J 2012, 'Antimicrobial catheters for reduction of symptomatic urinary tract infection in adults requiring short-term catheterisation in hospital: a multicentre randomised controlled trial' Lancet, vol 380, no. 9857, pp. 1927-1935. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61380-4
Cook, JA, Botello, AP, Elders, A, Ali, AF, Azuara-Blanco, A, Fraser, C, McCormack, K, Burr, JM & Group(), SOOHS 2012, 'Systematic review of the agreement of tonometers with Goldmann applanation tonometry' Ophthalmology, vol 119, no. 8, pp. 1552-1557. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.02.030