Professor of Renal Medicine
University of Leicester, UK
Prof James Burton is Honorary Consultant Nephrologist and Professor of Renal Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. His principal research interests are the mechanisms underlying uraemic cardiovascular disease modification of cardiovascular risk in patients with end-stage renal disease and the identification and application of novel biomarkers.
In addition Prof Burton is involved in the development and running of clinical trials; he is Chief Investigator for the NIHR funded NightLife trial investigating the impact of nocturnal dialysis on patient outcomes as well as the Kidney Research UK funded CONFIRM study exploring the utility of a novel cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in haemodialysis patients. Prof Burton is the independent Chair of two multi-centre NIHR Trial Steering Committees and sits on a number of others.
He is the current Chair of the UK Kidney Association Clinical Guidelines Committee and has himself chaired a number of UK guideline updates making sure that research translates into clinical practice.