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Dr Jason Scott

Associate Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Jason is an Associate Professor of Health and Social Care Quality and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol). 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

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Coach Lane Campus West

Jason's research interests are in applied health and social care research, with a particular focus on quality of care. He has 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. He is also the Deputy Lead for the Multimorbidity, Ageing and Frailty theme of the North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration.


Jason has around £2.5m 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)
  • Evaluation of the implementation of the High Intensity User (HIU) model of care
  • STRategies to manage Emergency ambulance Telephone Callers with sustained high needs – an Evaluation using linked Data (STRETCHED)
  • Understanding the role of Occupational Therapists in social prescribing
  • Exploration of social isolation and loneliness amongst people who frequently use ambulance services
  • Implementation of a primary care clinical decision support application, BBV_TP, to increase testing for HIV and viral hepatitis



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A group concept mapping and ethnographic study of intensive care rehabilitation culture: study protocol, Wade, C., Scott, J., Saxton, J., Baker, K., Robinson, L., Adams, N., Wright, S. 13 Apr 2023, In: Nursing in critical care
  • Defining a threshold above which an adult can be considered to frequently use ambulance services: A retrospective cross-sectional study of emergency calls to an ambulance service in England, Scott, J., Pakpahan, E., Marlow, B., Daxner, N. 1 Mar 2023, In: British Paramedic Journal
  • Paediatric frequent use of emergency medical services: A systematic review, Scott, J., Khanom, A., Straw, J., Strickland, A., Porter, A., Snooks, H. 1 Jan 2023, In: Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Service User Perspectives on Social Prescribing Services for Mental Health in the UK: A Systematic Review, Cooper, M., Flynn, D., Avery, L., Ashley, K., Jordan, C., Errington, L., Scott, J. May 2023, In: Perspectives in Public Health
  • Social prescribing nomenclature, occupational therapy and the theory of Institutional Work: Creating, maintaining and disrupting medical dominance, Bradley, G., Scott, J. 3 Jan 2023, In: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
  • Effectiveness and active ingredients of social prescribing interventions targeting mental health: a systematic review, Cooper, M., Avery, L., Scott, J., Ashley, K., Jordan, C., Errington, L., Flynn, D. 25 Jul 2022, In: BMJ Open
  • Public attitudes towards bystander CPR and their association with social deprivation: findings from a cross sectional study in North England, Charlton, K., Scott, J., Blair, L., Scott, S., McClelland, G., Tom, D., Burrow, E., Mason, A. 1 Dec 2022, In: Resuscitation Plus
  • Quantitative interpretation of utterances and movements from videoed interactions between rheumatology nurses and patients commencing methotrexate: a pilot study, Robinson, S., Scott, J., Ryan, S., Adams, N., Hassell, A., Walker, D. 18 Aug 2022, In: Clinical Rheumatology
  • Residents transitioning between hospital and care homes: protocol for codesigning a systems-level response to safety issues (SafeST study), Scott, J., Brittain, K., Byrnes, K., Dawson, P., Mulrine, S., Spencer, M., Waring, J., Young-Murphy, L. 6 Jan 2022, In: BMJ Open
  • STRategies to manage Emergency ambulance Telephone Callers with sustained High needs: an Evaluation using linked Data (STRETCHED) – a study protocol, Aslam, R., Snooks, H., Porter, A., Khanom, A., Cole, R., Edwards, A., Edwards, B., Evans, B., Foster, T., Fothergill, R., Gripper, P., John, A., Petterson, R., Rosser, A., Tee, A., Sewell, B., Hughes, H., Phillips, C., Rees, N., Scott, J., Watkins, A. 29 Mar 2022, In: BMJ Open

  • Oludotun Olarewaju Start Date: 01/03/2023
  • Carlie Bowman Using a single session psychological intervention to target hesitance amongst people with obesity towards cervical screening attendance. Start Date: 18/01/2021 End Date: 07/12/2022
  • Clare Wade A group Concept mapping and eThnographic study of IntensiVe carE rehabilItation CUlture (ACTIVE-ICU) Start Date: 17/12/2020

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