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Shaun Wellburn

01642 738254
Job title:
Research Associate
School of Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care research

About Shaun Wellburn

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 is also continuing the writing of his PhD thesis.

Research interests

Shaun has research interests in the following:

  • Information needs
  • Scoliosis
  • Back pain 

Current projects

Shaun is currently working on a project funded by the Health Foundation, an evaluation of the Regional Back Pain Pathway.


Wellburn, S., Bettany-Saltikov, J. & van Schaik, P. (2013) An evaluation of websites recommended by UK NHS Consultants to patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis at the first point of diagnosis. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31829965bc

Bettany-Saltikov, J., Wellburn, S., Watson, P., Arai, L. Robinson, E. & Hamilton, S. (2011). An evaluation of the information needs of people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at the point of first diagnosis at the hospital clinic: Final Report. Teesside University.

Wellburn, S., Bettany-Saltikov, J & Hamilton, S. (2012). An online survey investigating the information needs of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients and their families: preliminary results. In 9th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities (p.73).

Wellburn, S., Bettany-Saltikov, J., Martin, D. & van Schaik, P. (2011). Websites recommended to patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at the first point of diagnosis: a content analysis. In 8th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities (p.38).

View Shaun Wellburn's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • Digital experts looking to get beyond the `audition' stage in international healthcare project
    North East Connected, 18/10/2017
    Researchers at Teesside University are part of the international project which will to help provide support for people with a variety of health conditions.