Jenni Burton

Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow

Jenni Burton

I am clinical academic registrar, training in geriatric and internal medicine and working clinically with older people. I am passionate about improving understanding of the needs of people living in care homes and those who support them through my applied research and practice.


Countries Scotland (UK); UK;
Topics COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Healthcare access in LTC; Information and data systems in LTC; LTC Systems; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Residential LTC services;
Methods Data science and LTC research; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis;
Role Research;
Other 1;
Other 2;
Research interests

Care homes;
Evidence-based organisation of care services and pathways;
Routinely collected health and social care data linkage;
Outcome measures in older adults;
Delirium prevention;
Dementia – epidemiology, diagnosis and care;
Systematic review, including test accuracy and Cochrane Methodology;
Mixed methods applied health services research.

Key publications

Burton JK, Lynch E, Love S, Rintoul J, Starr JM, Shenkin SD. Who Lives in Scotland’S Care Homes? Descriptive Analysis Using Routinely Collected Social Care Data 2012–16. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 2019;49(1):12-22. doi:10.4997/jrcpe.2019.103

Burton, J. K., Goodman, C., Guthrie, B., Gordon, A. L., Hanratty, B., & Quinn, T. J. (2021). Closing the UK care home data gap – methodological challenges and solutions. International journal of population data science, 5(4), 1391.

Burton, J. K., Wolters, A. T., Towers, A. M., Jones, L., Meyer, J., Gordon, A. L., Irvine, L., Hanratty, B., Spilsbury, K., Peryer, G., Rand, S., Killett, A., Akdur, G., Allan, S., Biswas, P., & Goodman, C. (2022). Developing a minimum data set for older adult care homes in the UK: exploring the concept and defining early core principles. The lancet. Healthy longevity, 3(3), e186–e193.

Jennifer Kirsty Burton, Giorgio Ciminata, Ellen Lynch, Susan D Shenkin, Claudia Geue, Terence J Quinn, Understanding Pathways into Care homes using Data (UnPiCD study): a retrospective cohort study using national linked health and social care data, Age and Ageing, Volume 51, Issue 12, December 2022, afac304,

Sarah Kelly, Andy Cowan, Gizdem Akdur, Lisa Irvine, Guy Peryer, Silje Welsh, Stacey Rand, Iain A Lang, Ann-Marie Towers, Karen Spilsbury, Anne Killett, Adam Lee Gordon, Barbara Hanratty, Liz Jones, Julienne Meyer, Claire Goodman, Jennifer Kirsty Burton, Outcome measures from international older adult care home intervention research: a scoping review, Age and Ageing, Volume 52, Issue 5, May 2023, afad069,