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Dr Andrea Scott-Bell

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Andrea is Programme Leader for Sport Development in the department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Andrea completed her PhD at Loughborough University in 2010 which examined the professionalisation, formalisation and bureaucratisation of sport and exercise medicine in British Olympic sports.

Following the completion of her PhD, Andrea undertook lectureships at Nottingham Trent University and Chichester University before joining Northumbria in 2016

As a sociologist of sport, Andrea's main teaching interests relate to sport and social inequalities as well as the application of social theory to sporting topics and research methodologies. Her teaching practice encourages students to be enthusiastic in their advocacy of sport at the same time as understanding the implications of political, social and cultural structures to its organisation

Andrea's research interests are broadly focused on athlete healthcare in sport. She has published mixed method work on the organisation and professionalisation of sport and exercise medicine, practitioner boundaries in multidisciplinary medical teams and the contextual foctors that both enable and constrain healthcare professionals' management of illness and injury

Andrea Scott-Bell

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The current state of concussion knowledge and attitudes in British American Football, Travis, E., Scott-Bell, A., Thornton, C. 2 Jan 2024, In: Physician and Sportsmedicine
  • The framed and contested meanings of sport mega-event “legacies”: A case study of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, McKenzie, J., Ludvigsen, J., Scott-Bell, A., Hayton, J. 23 Mar 2024, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • A national survey of clubs medical provision and facilities in BUCS American Football 2019- 2020, Travis, E., Scott-Bell, A., Thornton, C. 1 Oct 2023, In: Irish Journal of Medical Science
  • An Examination of the Framed Meanings of Legacy Ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Hayton, J., McKenzie, J., Scott-Bell, A., Dixon, K., Ludvigsen, J. 11 Jul 2023, EASM 2023 conference proceedings, Leipzig, Germany, EASM
  • Exploring how a disability sport charity utilises exchange relationships with external organisations to sustain operations in times of lockdown, Hayton, J., McCullogh, N., Scott-Bell, A. 2 Jan 2023, In: Leisure Studies
  • Exploring how a disability sport charity utilises exchange relationships with external organisations to sustain operations in times of lockdown, McCullogh, N., Trigo Pereira, F., Scott-Bell, A., Stalenberg, R., Hayton, J. 1 Dec 2023, Lockdown Leisure, London, Routledge
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing as a treatment for PTSD in conflict-affected areas, Scott-Bell, A., Allen, G., Howatson, G., Kiernan, M., Wippich, A., Farrell, D. 19 Jan 2023, In: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • Concussion Reporting and Safeguarding Policy Development in British American Football: An Essential Agenda, Travis, E., Thornton, C., Scott-Bell, A. 4 Jun 2021, In: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
  • Moving beyond unproblematic policy implementation: some micro-level reflections on social interaction, emotion, and the enactment of safeguarding policy in sport., Scott-Bell, A., Wharton, K., Potrac, P. 27 Oct 2020, Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare, London, Taylor & Francis
  • The Rationalisation of Healthcare in Modern Sport: From Policy to Practice, Scott-Bell, A. 24 Jul 2019, The Suffering Body in Sport, Bingley, Emerald

  • Anna Wippich Psychological Trauma Research in Low to Middle Income Countries Start Date: 30/03/2019
  • Isobelle Kennedy The conceptualisation and management of mental health and mental illness in high-performance sport Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 15/07/2022

  • Sports Science PhD April 15 2010
  • Sports Science MSc March 30 2006
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Member British Sociological Association (BSA) 2006


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