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Academic Biography

Shaun is a Research Associate in the School of Health and Social Care having been formerly employed within the HSCI as a Research Assistant.

Shaun completed a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Sunderland before joining the HSCI on a PhD studentship in 2010. He was awarded his PhD in June 2017.

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

Bachelor, University of Sunderland

PhD, Teesside University

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 6 Article
  • 3 Conference article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Review article
Low Back Pain
Social Problems
74 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Patient Participation
Decision Making
89 Downloads (Pure)

Does duration of pain at baseline influence clinical outcomes of low back pain patients managed on an evidence-based pathway?

Jess, M-A., Ryan, C., Hamilton, S., Wellburn, S., Atkinson, G., Greenough, C., Coxon, A., Ferguson, D., Fatoye, F., Dickson, J., Jones, A. & Martin, D., 1 Sep 2018, In : Spine. 43, 17, p. E998-E1004

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Low Back Pain
Back Pain
85 Downloads (Pure)

The association between baseline persistent pain and weight change in patients attending a specialist weight management service

Ryan, C., Vijayaraman, A., Denny, V., Ogier, A., Ells, L., Wellburn, S., Cooper, L., Martin, D. & Atkinson, G., 12 Jun 2017, In : PLoS ONE. p. -

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
weight control
Weights and Measures
Weight Loss
97 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Musculoskeletal Pain
Chronic Pain
Health Surveys


An Investigation of the Information Needs of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients and their Families

Author: Wellburn, S., 12 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Bettany-Saltikov, J. (Supervisor), Van Schaik, P. (Supervisor) & Hamilton, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis