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Dr Jason Scott

Associate Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Jason is an Associate Professor and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with expertise in quality and safety in health and social care. He completed his PhD at Northumbria University in 2012 before moving into research posts at York St John University and Newcastle University, then returning to Northumbria in 2018.


Jason is the departmental co-lead for Postrgaduate Research. His teaching includes leading postgraduate 'Public Health Intelligence and Epidemiology' and 'Dissertation Projects' modules across MSc Healthcare Management and Masters of Public Health programmes and contributing to the undergraduate 'Communication Skills & Professional Boundaries' module on the Integrated Health & Social Care programme.

Jason Scott

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus West

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

One of Jason's research interests is in the disposition of care as it spans organisational, cultural, and professional boundaries, including how patients interact with, come to understand and ultimately experience care. He has also completed or is involved in a number of research projects to develop and evaluate healthcare, social care and community interventions. He is the national academic lead for the Frequent Caller National Network (FreCaNN), where he helps to inform ambulance service policy and practice in relation to frequent callers across the UK.


Jason has over £1.5m of research funding as PI or co-applicant, and is currently involved in a number of funded research projects that utilise a range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods:

  • Developing a co-designed systems-level response to safety issues for residents transitioning from hospital to care homes (SafeST study,
  • An exploration of social deprivation and public attitudes in North East England and North Cumbria towards bystander cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (BCPR)
  • Understanding the potential for social prescribing in pre-hospital emergency care
  • STRategies to manage Emergency ambulance Telephone Callers with sustained high needs – an Evaluation using linked Data (STRETCHED)



Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An exploratory study using video analysis of Rheumatology Specialist Nurses Conducting Methotrexate Education Consultations with Patients, Robinson, S., Scott, J., Adams, N., Heslop, P., Hassell, A., Ryan, S., Walker, D. 1 Sep 2021, In: Musculoskeletal Care
  • Embedded rehabilitation in major trauma: Retrospective pre-post observational study of service and patient outcomes, Scott, J., Kandala, N., Fearon, P., Robinson, L. 1 Feb 2021, In: Injury
  • Exploring the potential for social prescribing in pre-hospital emergency and urgent care: A qualitative study, Scott, J., Fidler, G., Monk, D., Flynn, D., Heavey, E. 1 May 2021, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Frequent callers to UK ambulance services in the COVID-19 pandemic: managing mental health, social isolation and loneliness, Scott, J., Burtrand, H., Churchill, T., Cole, R., Collins, T., Daxner, N., Fidler, G., Hammond-Williams, J., Marlow, B., McNally, A., O'Keefe, J., Petterson, R., Powell, D., Scott, S., Scaife, J., Smylie, J., Strickland, A. 1 Sep 2021, In: British Paramedic Journal
  • P079 Nurses educating patients about methotrexate: a video analysis study, Robinson, S., Adams, N., Scott, J., Walker, C., Hassell, A., Ryan, S., Walker, D. 26 Apr 2021, In: Rheumatology
  • Patient experiences of integrated care within the United Kingdom: A Systematic Review, Davidson, L., Scott, J., Forster, N. 1 Jun 2021, In: International Journal of Care Coordination
  • Social prescribing nomenclature, occupational therapy and the theory of Institutional Work: Creating, maintaining and disrupting medical dominance, Bradley, G., Scott, J. 19 May 2021, In: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
  • COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom, Flynn, D., Moloney, E., Bhattarai, N., Scott, J., Breckons, M., Avery, L., Moy, N. 1 Dec 2020, In: Health Policy and Technology
  • Acute kidney injury electronic alerts: mixed methods Normalization Process Theory evaluation of their implementation into secondary care in England, Scott, J., Finch, T., Bevan, M., Maniatopoulos, G., Gibbins, C., Yates, B., Kilimangalam, N., Sheerin, N., Kanagasundaram, N. 11 Dec 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Content Analysis of Patient Safety Incident Reports for Older Adult Patient Transfers, Handovers, and Discharges: Do they Serve Organisations, Staff, or Patients?, Scott, J., Dawson, P., Heavey, E., De Brún, A., Buttery, A., Waring, J., Flynn, D. 26 Nov 2019, In: Journal of Patient Safety

PGR Supervision

  • Carlie Bowman ACTing in your best interests: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to promote psychological flexibility amongst patients and sample takers in a cervical screening programme Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Clare Wade An ethnographiC mulTi-sIte study of intensiVe carE rehabilitatIon CUlture (ACTIVE-ICU) Start Date: 17/12/2020

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