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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
  • A national survey of clubs medical provision and facilities in BUCS American Football 2019- 2020, Travis, E., Scott-Bell, A., Thornton, C. 21 Nov 2022, In: Irish Journal of Medical Science
  • 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. 29 Jun 2022, In: Leisure Studies
  • 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
  • The social management of medical ethics in sport: confidentiality in English professional football, Waddington, I., Scott-Bell, A., Malcolm, D. 1 Sep 2019, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • On being 'head strong': The pain zone and concussion in non-elite rugby union, Liston, K., McDowell, M., Malcolm, D., Scott-Bell, A., Waddington, I. 1 Sep 2018, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • The provision of medical care in English professional football: An update, Malcolm, D., Scott-Bell, A., Waddington, I. Dec 2017, In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • ‘Involved in every step’: how working practices shape the influence of physiotherapists in elite sport, Scott-Bell, A., Malcolm, D. 8 Aug 2015, In: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

  • 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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