Professor's book praised by British Medical Association
The BMA is the professional body for doctors in the UK and its annual Medical Book Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the medical literature.
Mark commented: “It came as quite a surprise when I was told that ‘Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): Research to Support Clinical Practice’ had been submitted for consideration for the British Medical Association (BMA) Book Awards. It was an even greater surprise to find out that the judges had ranked it 'highly commended' in the ‘Medicine’ category and that I had a chance to win the overall category at the BMA awards ceremony. It was such an honour to represent Leeds Beckett University at such a prestigious awards ceremony. Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green Kt, BMA President, presented prizes in each category and although I did not win the overall category I was immensely proud that my book was being recognised alongside some of the seminal textbooks in medicine.”
TENS is used to relieve pain and Mark has spent over 25 years conducting research on the factors that influence response to TENS. The book evaluates scientific evidence to provide guidance on how to optimise the effects of TENS in clinical practice.
Prizes are awarded by the BMA in 21 categories, with an overall BMA Medical book of the year award made from the category winners.
Mark Johnson is a Professor of Pain and Analgesia. He trained as a neurophysiologist and has been investigating the science of pain and its management at our University since the early 1990's. He has published over 150 research articles and 30 book chapters and is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Pain Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The Leeds Pallium Research Group and The Higher Education Academy.