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Dr Andrea Scott-Bell

Senior Lecturer

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


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Rationalisation of Healthcare in Modern Sport, Scott-Bell, A. 24 Jul 2019, The Suffering Body in Sport, Bingley, Emerald
  • The social management of medical ethics in sport, 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’, Scott-Bell, A., Malcolm, D. 8 Aug 2015, In: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Medical Provision in English Professional Football: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Malcolm, D., Scott-Bell, A., Waddington, I. 2 Jun 2015, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine blog
  • Sociologists' Tales : Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice, Twamley, K., Doidge, M., Scott-Bell, A. 15 Apr 2015
  • Practical responses to confidentiality dilemmas in elite sport medicine, Malcolm, D., Scott-Bell, A. 1 Oct 2014, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Safeguarding, injuries and athlete choice, Pike, E., Scott-Bell, A. 14 Jul 2014, Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice, Oxford and New York, Taylor & Francis
  • Sport and exercise medicine's professional project: The impact of formal qualifications on the organization of British Olympic medical services, Scott-Bell, A. 1 Oct 2014, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport

PGR Supervision

  • Anna Wippich Start: 30/03/2019
  • Isobelle Kennedy Start: 01/10/2017


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