Professor Jan Burns


NameProfessor Jan Burns
Job titleFaculty Director of Research

Research outputs

Young people, sexuality and the age of pornography

Massey, K., Burns, J. and Franz, A. 2020. Young people, sexuality and the age of pornography. Sexuality and Culture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-020-09771-z

The participation of people with intellectual disability in Parasports

Burns, J. 2020. The participation of people with intellectual disability in Parasports. Journal of Paralympic Research Group. 13, pp. 41-59.

Working with people with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2019. Working with people with intellectual disabilities. in: Clinical Psychology Routledge.

Women with intellectual and developmental impairments: differences not deficits

Burns, Jan 2019. Women with intellectual and developmental impairments: differences not deficits. in: Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Abingdon-on-Thames Routledge, Taylor and Francis. pp. 580-594

Sex and relationships education for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism

Asagba, K., Burns, J. and Doswell, S. 2019. Sex and relationships education for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. Brighton Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd.

The impact of exposure to media coverage of the 2012 paralympic games on mixed physical ability interactions

Carew, M., Burns, J. and Noor, M. 2018. The impact of exposure to media coverage of the 2012 paralympic games on mixed physical ability interactions. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2387

Classification and intellectual disabilities: an investigation of the factors that predict the performance of athletes with intellectual disability

Gilderthorp, R., Burns, J. and Jones, F. 2018. Classification and intellectual disabilities: an investigation of the factors that predict the performance of athletes with intellectual disability. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 12 (3), pp. 285-301. https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2017-0018

Intellectual disability, special olympics and parasport

Burns, J. 2018. Intellectual disability, special olympics and parasport. in: Brittain, I. and Beacom, A. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies UK Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 417-437

Using personal construct methodology to explore relationships with adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

Murphy, M., Burns, J. and Kilbey, E. 2017. Using personal construct methodology to explore relationships with adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 70, pp. 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2017.08.006

Disorders of sex development: mothers’ experiences of support

Chivers, C., Burns, J. and Deiros, M. 2017. Disorders of sex development: mothers’ experiences of support. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104517719114

An investigation of athletes’ and coaches’ perceptions of mental ill-health in elite athletes

Biggin, I., Burns, J. and Uphill, M. 2017. An investigation of athletes’ and coaches’ perceptions of mental ill-health in elite athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 11 (2), pp. 126-147. https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2016-0017

Behind the mask: the experience of assessment, diagnosis and living with autism for girls and young women.

Tierney, S. and Burns, J. 2017. Behind the mask: the experience of assessment, diagnosis and living with autism for girls and young women. in: Legato, M. (ed.) Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine Cambridge, Mass Elsevier. pp. 203-217

Project ability

Foad, A., Fullick, S., Secker, M., Burns, J. and Weed, M. 2017. Project ability. The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR).

The relationship of IQ to additional disabilities in athletes with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

Burns, J., Gilderthorp, R. and Jones, F. 2016. The relationship of IQ to additional disabilities in athletes with Intellectual Disabilities (ID).

Looking behind the mask: social coping strategies of girls on the autistic spectrum

Tierney, S., Burns, J. and Kilbey, E. 2016. Looking behind the mask: social coping strategies of girls on the autistic spectrum. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 23, pp. 73-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2015.11.013

The impact of intellectual disabilities on elite sports performance

Burns, J. 2015. The impact of intellectual disabilities on elite sports performance. International Review of Sport and Excercise Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2015.1068830

Psychosocial impact of involvement in the special olympics

Crawford, C., Burns, J. and Fernie, B. 2015. Psychosocial impact of involvement in the special olympics. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 45-46, pp. 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2015.07.009

The development and properties of the support needs questionnaire

Davis, F. and Burns, J. 2015. The development and properties of the support needs questionnaire. Social Inclusion. 3 (4), pp. 63-75. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v3i4.206

Clinical psychology, sexuality and gender

Burns, J. and Zitz, C. 2015. Clinical psychology, sexuality and gender. in: Richards, C. and Barker, M. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender Palgrave Macmillan.

Working with people with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2015. Working with people with intellectual disabilities. in: Davey, G., Lake, N. and Whittington, A. (ed.) Clinical Psychology Routledge.

Public attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities after viewing Olympic or Paralympic performance

Ferrara, K., Burns, J. and Mills, H. 2015. Public attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities after viewing Olympic or Paralympic performance. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 32 (1), pp. 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1123/apaq.2014-0136

Trans men and friendships: A Foucauldian discourse analysis

Zitz, C., Burns, J. and Tacconelli, E. 2013. Trans men and friendships: A Foucauldian discourse analysis. Feminism and Psychology. 24 (2), pp. 216-237. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353514526224

A political-representational crisis: A response to the draft manifesto for a social materialist psychology of distress

Burns, J. 2014. A political-representational crisis: A response to the draft manifesto for a social materialist psychology of distress. Clinical Psychology Forum. 256, pp. 34-37.

Lesbian co-mothers' experiences of maternity healthcare services

Cherguit, J., Burns, J., Pettle, S. and Tasker, F. 2013. Lesbian co-mothers' experiences of maternity healthcare services. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 69 (6), pp. 1269-1278. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06115.x

The potential power of the Paralympics - changing attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities

Parrot, K., Burns, J., Mills, H. and Baker, P. 2012. The potential power of the Paralympics - changing attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities.

Developing further sensitivity to issues relating to donor conception and lesbian couples

Burns, J. 2012. Developing further sensitivity to issues relating to donor conception and lesbian couples.

The impact of involvement in sport on psychological factors such as self-esteem and social networks for people with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2012. The impact of involvement in sport on psychological factors such as self-esteem and social networks for people with intellectual disabilities.

An exploration of the psychological benefits of Special Olympic involvement

Burns, J. and Watts, C. 2012. An exploration of the psychological benefits of Special Olympic involvement.

Eligibility and classification of elite athletes with intellectual disabilities for the Paralympics: the role of psychology

Burns, J. 2012. Eligibility and classification of elite athletes with intellectual disabilities for the Paralympics: the role of psychology.

Trans men’s construction of friendships

Burns, J. 2012. Trans men’s construction of friendships.

The Paralympic legacy: what will it do for people with intellectual disabilities?

Burns, J. 2012. The Paralympic legacy: what will it do for people with intellectual disabilities?

Eligibility and classification in the Paralympics: how this works for athletes with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2012. Eligibility and classification in the Paralympics: how this works for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Self esteem and participation in the Special Olympics

Burns, J. and Watts, C. 2012. Self esteem and participation in the Special Olympics.

Developing the sports specific classification system for athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in International Paralympic competition

Burns, J. 2012. Developing the sports specific classification system for athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in International Paralympic competition.

Paralympic classification of elite athletes with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2012. Paralympic classification of elite athletes with intellectual disabilities.

What does the Olympics mean to you?

Burns, J. 2012. What does the Olympics mean to you? The Psychologist. 25 (7), pp. 508-509.

Psychology and the Paralympics: the role of the classifier for athletes with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2012. Psychology and the Paralympics: the role of the classifier for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Falling through the rabbit hole: elite sports and people with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2012. Falling through the rabbit hole: elite sports and people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Critical Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy. 11 (1), pp. 56-63.

Lesbian co-mothers' experiences of maternity health care services

Burns, J., Cherguit, J. and Pettle, S. 2012. Lesbian co-mothers' experiences of maternity health care services. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 69 (6), pp. 1269-1278. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06115.x

Psychology of women in the UK: toxin or tonic – our contribution to ‘the admirable transformation of opportunities for women’

Burns, J. 2012. Psychology of women in the UK: toxin or tonic – our contribution to ‘the admirable transformation of opportunities for women’. Psychology of Women Section Review. 14 (1), pp. 14-21.

Women with intellectual difficulties: their place in history

Burns, J. 2008. Women with intellectual difficulties: their place in history.

Safeguarding the reproductive rights of women with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2008. Safeguarding the reproductive rights of women with intellectual disabilities.

Women with intellectual disabilities: understanding same-sex relationships

Burns, J. 2008. Women with intellectual disabilities: understanding same-sex relationships.

The influence of new ways of working on selection

Burns, J. 2007. The influence of new ways of working on selection.

Psychology of women in the UK

Burns, J. 2009. Psychology of women in the UK.

Intellectual disabilities - UK historical cycles

Burns, J. 2009. Intellectual disabilities - UK historical cycles.

Intellectual disabilities - UK historical cycles

Burns, J. 2009. Intellectual disabilities - UK historical cycles.

Women and intellectual disabilities - a historical perspective

Burns, J. 2009. Women and intellectual disabilities - a historical perspective.

External examining - good practice

Burns, J. and Wood, N. 2009. External examining - good practice.

Deconstructing personal-professional development in UK clinical psychology: disciplining the interdisciplinarity of lived experience

Goodbody, L. and Burns, J. 2010. Deconstructing personal-professional development in UK clinical psychology: disciplining the interdisciplinarity of lived experience.

A disquisition on pluralism in qualitative methods: the troublesome case of a critical narrative analysis

Goodbody, L. and Burns, J. 2011. A disquisition on pluralism in qualitative methods: the troublesome case of a critical narrative analysis. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 8 (2), pp. 170-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2011.575288

Non-biological lesbian mother’s experiences of maternity health care, whose partners conceived through sperm donation

Cherguit, J., Burns, J., Pettle, S. and Tasker, F. 2010. Non-biological lesbian mother’s experiences of maternity health care, whose partners conceived through sperm donation.

Social support and intellectual disabilities: a comparison between social networks of adults with intellectual disability and those with physical disability

Lippold, T. and Burns, J. 2009. Social support and intellectual disabilities: a comparison between social networks of adults with intellectual disability and those with physical disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 53 (5), pp. 463-473. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2009.01170.x

Investigating the psychosocial impact of anti-HIV combination therapies

Lee, K., Solts, B. and Burns, J. 2002. Investigating the psychosocial impact of anti-HIV combination therapies. AIDS Care. 14 (6), pp. 851-857. https://doi.org/10.1080/0954012021000031912

Children with HIV in the UK: a longitudinal study of adaptive and cognitive functioning

Gosling, A., Burns, J. and Hirst, F. 2004. Children with HIV in the UK: a longitudinal study of adaptive and cognitive functioning. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 9 (1), pp. 25-37. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104504039168

Understanding our bodies, understanding ourselves: The menstrual cycle, mental health and women with learning disabilities

Ditchfield, H. and Burns, J. 2005. Understanding our bodies, understanding ourselves: The menstrual cycle, mental health and women with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Review. 9 (4), pp. 24-32.

The dilemmas of residential care staff working with the challenging behaviour of people with learning disabilities

Whittington, A. and Burns, J. 2005. The dilemmas of residential care staff working with the challenging behaviour of people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 44 (1), pp. 59-76. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466504X19415

Deconstructing personal-professional development in UK clinical psychology: disciplining the interdisciplinarity of lived experience

Goodbody, L. and Burns, J. 2011. Deconstructing personal-professional development in UK clinical psychology: disciplining the interdisciplinarity of lived experience. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 5 (9), pp. 295-310.

Same-sex relationships and women with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. and Davies, D. 2011. Same-sex relationships and women with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 24 (4), pp. 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00609.x

Clinical psychology getting lost? Accident, strategy or symptom? Invited commentary

Burns, J. 2011. Clinical psychology getting lost? Accident, strategy or symptom? Invited commentary. Clinical Psychology Forum. 217, pp. 19-21.

What is narrative therapy and what is it not? The usefulness of Q methodology to explore accounts of White and Epston's (1990) approach to narrative therapy

Wallis, J., Burns, J. and Capdevila, R. 2011. What is narrative therapy and what is it not? The usefulness of Q methodology to explore accounts of White and Epston's (1990) approach to narrative therapy. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 18 (6), pp. 486-497. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.723

Creative approaches to training budding clinical psychologists: a commentary

Burns, J. 2010. Creative approaches to training budding clinical psychologists: a commentary. Psychology Learning & Teaching. 9 (2), pp. 48-49. https://doi.org/10.2304/plat.2010.9.2.48

Foreword

Burns, J. 2010. Foreword. in: Butler, C., O'Donovan, A. and Shaw, E. (ed.) Sex, Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice: A Manual for Therapists and Trainers London Routledge. pp. xiii-xv

Women with intellectual disabilities: Understanding same-sex relationships

Burns, J. 2010. Women with intellectual disabilities: Understanding same-sex relationships. in: Prasher, V. (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities Hauppauge, USA Nova Science Publishers. pp. 209-213

Safeguarding the reproductive rights of women with intellectual disabilities

Burns, J. 2010. Safeguarding the reproductive rights of women with intellectual disabilities. in: Prasher, V. (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities Hauppauge, USA Nova Science Publishers. pp. 203-207

Women with intellectual disabilities: their place in history 1800s-2000s

Burns, J. 2010. Women with intellectual disabilities: their place in history 1800s-2000s. in: Prasher, V. (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities Hauppauge, USA Nova Science Publishers. pp. 199-202

Narrative therapy: Definition and practice in the UK: A Q-methodological study

Burns, J. 2009. Narrative therapy: Definition and practice in the UK: A Q-methodological study. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 5 (2), pp. 1-18.

Q methodology and a Delphi Poll: a useful approach to researching a narrative approach to therapy

Wallis, J., Burns, J. and Capdevila, R. 2009. Q methodology and a Delphi Poll: a useful approach to researching a narrative approach to therapy. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 6 (3), pp. 173-190.

The impact of neuropsychological assessments on the care programmes of people who use adult mental health services

McNicholl, D., Burns, J. and Young, A. 2008. The impact of neuropsychological assessments on the care programmes of people who use adult mental health services. Clinical Psychology Forum. 187, pp. 38-41.

Clinical psychology: workforce development group (London)

Burns, J., Baum, S., Foyle, J., Joyce, T., Slavounos, D. and Turk, V. 2008. Clinical psychology: workforce development group (London). Clinical Psychology and People with Learning Disabilities. 6 (1), pp. 41-51.

Women with intellectual disabilities: understanding same-sex relationships

Burns, J. 2008. Women with intellectual disabilities: understanding same-sex relationships. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 52 (8-9), p. 696.

New ways of working for applied psychologists in health and social care: models of training

Burns, J. and Wang, M. 2007. New ways of working for applied psychologists in health and social care: models of training. Leicester, UK The British Psychological Society.

What's love got to do with it?: Experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people with intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom and views of the staff who support them

Abbott, D. and Burns, J. 2007. What's love got to do with it?: Experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people with intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom and views of the staff who support them. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC. 4 (1), pp. 27-39.

Mothers with learning disabilities: experiences and meanings of losing custody of their children

Baum, S. and Burns, J. 2007. Mothers with learning disabilities: experiences and meanings of losing custody of their children. Tizard Learning Disability Review. 12 (3), pp. 3-14.

Segregated secure psychiatric services for women forensic patients: an exploration of the rationale from staff and women patients' perspectives

Short, P. and Burns, J. 2004. Segregated secure psychiatric services for women forensic patients: an exploration of the rationale from staff and women patients' perspectives. Psychology of Women Section Review. 6 (1), pp. 43-52.

Utfordrende atferd - i et kjønnsperspektiv

Burns, J. 2003. Utfordrende atferd - i et kjønnsperspektiv. SOR Rapport. 4-5, pp. 10-11.

Entry into clinical psychology careers: meeting the diversity challenge

Barker, V., Burns, J. and Burns, S. 2002. Entry into clinical psychology careers: meeting the diversity challenge. Phoenix. 103 (Winter), pp. 42-43.

Evaluation: assessing individual need

Burns, J., Davis, F., Lindley, P. and Sutton, R. 2002. Evaluation: assessing individual need. in: Bates, P. (ed.) Working for Inclusion: Making Social Inclusion a Reality for People with Severe Mental Health Problems Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. pp. 223-225

Living on the edge: women with learning disabilities

Burns, J. 2000. Living on the edge: women with learning disabilities. in: Ussher, J. (ed.) Women's Health: Contemporary International Perspectives London, UK Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 196-203

Cognitive distortions and blame attribution in sex offenders against adults and children

Blumenthal, S., Gudjonsson, G. and Burns, J. 1999. Cognitive distortions and blame attribution in sex offenders against adults and children. Child Abuse & Neglect. 23 (2), pp. 129-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0145-2134(98)00117-3

Mad or just plain bad? Gender and the work of forensic clinical psychologists

Burns, J. 1992. Mad or just plain bad? Gender and the work of forensic clinical psychologists. in: Ussher, J. and Nicholson, P. (ed.) Gender Issues in Clinical Psychology London, UK Routledge. pp. 106-128
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