Katherine Burn

Dr. Katherine Burn

Campus Day Facilitator/Academic Advisor

School of Medicine

Burnley Campus, C112

+44 (0) 1772 89 6032


Subject Areas: Medicine

Katherine is an experienced GP who trained in Oxford and London and then worked for many years in multicultural Blackburn as a Partner.  She taught and mentored  medical students in her practice. She also taught Clinical Communication Skills at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. Katherine is very interested in how doctors can practise well whilst retaining their humanity and the interplay of psychological and physical presentations of illness.

Full Profile

Katherine was a General Practice Partner in Blackburn for 24 years in a small practice with many families of three generations. The practice had a very diverse population and trained nurses, medical students, Foundation Year doctors and GP Registrars.

She also led the Early Experience teaching for first and second year medical students from Manchester University at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. This involved teaching Clinical Communication Skills and encouraging them to reflect on their first patient interactions.

In 2001, Katherine was clinical lead for improving the care of people with Coronary Heart Disease care in Blackburn with Darwen and worked as part of the area wide team to put in place the National Service Framework for CHD.


  • BA(Physiological Sciences), MB BS, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP. PG Diploma in General Practice


‘Low cost direct recording scale – a spring in the right direction?’ by R Goodwin, K Burn and L.Skioldebrand, Bulletin of the International Paediatric Association, 1988, Vol 9 No 3 p319

‘The Young Principal’s View of the Course, Katherine Burn in What your trainer didn’t tell you’ Rebecca Baron Training Update June 2000 p 9

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Katherine teaches small groups in the medical school, mostly Year 4. This involves Case Based Learning, Clinical Reasoning, Professionalism and Communication Skills. Katherine also acts as academic advisor and portfolio tutor to fourth year medical students.

External Affiliations and Roles

Katherine works as a GP Locum in East Lancashire

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners