Doctor Alex Burton

Doctor Alex Burton

Adjunct Fellow,
School of Medicine



  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • BSc(HonsClass2) University of New South Wales
  • BN Australian Catholic University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine


Phone: (02) 4620 3568

Location: 30.2.04

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Journal Articles

  • Beilharz, J., Paterson, M., Fatt, S., Wilson, C., Burton, A., Cvejic, E., Lloyd, A. and Vollmer-Conna, U. (2020), 'The impact of childhood trauma on psychosocial functioning and physical health in a non-clinical community sample of young adults', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 54, no 2 , pp 185 - 194.
  • Knellwolf, T., Burton, A., Hammam, E. and Macefield, V. (2019), 'Firing properties of muscle spindles supplying the intrinsic foot muscles of humans in unloaded and free-standing conditions', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol 121, no 1 , pp 74 - 84.
  • Smith, L., Macefield, V., Birznieks, I. and Burton, A. (2019), 'Effects of tonic muscle pain on fusimotor control of human muscle spindles during isometric ankle dorsiflexion', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol 121, no 4 , pp 1143 - 1149.
  • Brown, R., Burton, A. and Macefield, V. (2018), 'Autonomic dysreflexia : somatosympathetic and viscerosympathetic vasoconstrictor responses to innocuous and noxious sensory stimulation below lesion in human spinal cord injury', Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, vol 209 , pp 71 - 78.
  • Knellwolf, T., Burton, A., Hammam, E. and Macefield, V. (2018), 'Microneurography from the posterior tibial nerve : a novel method of recording activity from the foot in freely standing humans', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol 120, no 3 , pp 953 - 959.
  • Burton, A., Fazalbhoy, A. and Macefield, V. (2016), 'Sympathetic responses to noxious stimulation of muscle and skin', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 7 .

Previous Projects

Title: Vagus nerve stimulation: optimising stimulation parameters to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • tVNS Technologies GmbH
Western Researchers: Chloe Taylor, Alex Burton and Paul Breen
Years: 2021-05-03 - 2021-11-01
ID: P00027060

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