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Academic Biography

Dr Wellburn is currently employed, in a role co-funded with MedConnect North, as a Health Research Methodologist in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Teesside University. He graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences. He went on to study for his PhD at Teesside University investing the information needs of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients and their families; he was awarded his PhD in 2017.

Dr Wellburn has been employed in a research capacity at Teesside University since 2014 and has worked on a variety of projects across a broad spectrum of disciplines. These include the evaluation of the North East of England Regional Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway evaluation and VR4Rehab projects. Dr Wellburn has published several peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers.

Summary of Research Interests

Shaun has research interests in the following:

  • Information needs
  • Scoliosis
  • Back pain

Current projects:

Shaun is currently working on an Interreg funded project examining the role of Virtual Reality in the management of chronic pain.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, An Investigation of the Information Needs of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients and their Families, Teesside University

Award Date: 12 Jun 2017

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science First Class, University of Sunderland

Award Date: 9 Jun 2010


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