Biography

I am a health psychology researcher primarily interested in the role sleep plays in the experience of mental health difficulties and the impact of sleep on wider health behaviours. My research aims to extend current knowledge of the relationship between sleep and mental health by examining two key areas; (1) research investigating how poor sleep might exert an effect on mental health by examining possible mechanisms of action; and (2) testing the effect of interventions designed to target problems sleeping on subsequent mental health and behaviour outcomes.

Teaching

  • Module Leader PSY-10026 Distress and Mental Health
  • Module Team Member PSY-10019 Applied Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-10036 Introduction to Research Design for Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-20012 Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-30067 Individual Differences and Conceptual Issues
  • Module Team Member PSY-30077 Health Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-40079 Advanced Study in Health Inequalities

Selected Publications

  • Scott AJ, Webb TL, Martyn-St James M, Rowse G, Weich S. 2021. Improving Sleep Quality Leads to Better Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews, Article 101556, vol. 60. doi> link> full text>
  • Fuller GW, Keating S, Goodacre S, Herbert E, Perkins GD, Rosser A, Gunson I, Miller J, Ward M, Bradburn M, Thokala P, Harris T, Marsh MM, Scott AJ, Cooper C. 2021. Prehospital continuous positive airway pressure for acute respiratory failure: the ACUTE feasibility RCT. Health Technol Assess, 1-92, vol. 25(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Scott AJ, Flowers O, Rowse G. 2021. Do specific types of sleep disturbances represent risk factors for poorer health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease? A longitudinal cohort study. Br J Health Psychol, 90-108, vol. 26(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Hind D, Drabble SJ, Arden MA, Mandefield L, Waterhouse S, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Robinson L, Beever D, Scott A, Keating S, Hutchings M, Bradley J, Nightingale J, Allenby MI, Dewar J, Whelan P, Ainsworth J, Walters SJ, Wildman MJ, O'Cathain A. 2020. Feasibility study for supporting medication adherence for adults with cystic fibrosis: mixed-methods process evaluation. BMJ Open, e039089, vol. 10(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Drabble SJ, O'Cathain A, Scott AJ, Arden MA, Keating S, Hutchings M, Maguire C, Wildman M. 2020. Mechanisms of Action of a Web-Based Intervention With Health Professional Support to Increase Adherence to Nebulizer Treatments in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: Qualitative Interview Study. J Med Internet Res, e16782, vol. 22(10). link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Scott AJ, Webb TL, Martyn-St James M, Rowse G, Weich S. 2021. Improving Sleep Quality Leads to Better Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews, Article 101556, vol. 60. doi> link> full text>
  • Fuller GW, Keating S, Goodacre S, Herbert E, Perkins GD, Rosser A, Gunson I, Miller J, Ward M, Bradburn M, Thokala P, Harris T, Marsh MM, Scott AJ, Cooper C. 2021. Prehospital continuous positive airway pressure for acute respiratory failure: the ACUTE feasibility RCT. Health Technol Assess, 1-92, vol. 25(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Scott AJ, Flowers O, Rowse G. 2021. Do specific types of sleep disturbances represent risk factors for poorer health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease? A longitudinal cohort study. Br J Health Psychol, 90-108, vol. 26(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Hind D, Drabble SJ, Arden MA, Mandefield L, Waterhouse S, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Robinson L, Beever D, Scott A, Keating S, Hutchings M, Bradley J, Nightingale J, Allenby MI, Dewar J, Whelan P, Ainsworth J, Walters SJ, Wildman MJ, O'Cathain A. 2020. Feasibility study for supporting medication adherence for adults with cystic fibrosis: mixed-methods process evaluation. BMJ Open, e039089, vol. 10(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Drabble SJ, O'Cathain A, Scott AJ, Arden MA, Keating S, Hutchings M, Maguire C, Wildman M. 2020. Mechanisms of Action of a Web-Based Intervention With Health Professional Support to Increase Adherence to Nebulizer Treatments in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: Qualitative Interview Study. J Med Internet Res, e16782, vol. 22(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Scott AJ, Rowse G, Webb TL. The Effect of an Online Self-Help Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Insomnia on Negative Affect and Paranoia: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Health Psychology Bulletin, 39, vol. 4(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Scott AJ, Flowers O, Rowse G. 2020. A comparative study of the nature and magnitude of problems sleeping in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to healthy controls. Psychol Health Med, 958-968, vol. 25(8). link> doi>
  • Fuller G, Keating S, Goodacre S, Herbert E, Perkins G, Rosser A, Gunson I, Miller J, Ward M, Bradburn M, Thokala P, Harris T, Marsh M, Scott A, Cooper C. 2020. Is a definitive trial of prehospital continuous positive airway pressure versus standard oxygen therapy for acute respiratory failure indicated? The ACUTE pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, e035915, vol. 10(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Hind D, Drabble SJ, Arden MA, Mandefield L, Waterhouse S, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Robinson L, Beever D, Scott AJ, Keating S, Hutchings M, Bradley J, Nightingale J, Allenby MI, Dewar J, Whelan P, Ainsworth J, Walters SJ, O'Cathain A, Wildman MJ. 2019. Supporting medication adherence for adults with cystic fibrosis: a randomised feasibility study. BMC Pulm Med, 77, vol. 19(1). link> doi>
  • Brooks AJ, Norman P, Peach EJ, Ryder A, Scott AJ, Narula P, Corfe BM, Lobo AJ, Rowse G. 2019. Prospective Study of Psychological Morbidity and Illness Perceptions in Young People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Crohns Colitis, 1003-1011, vol. 13(8). link> doi>
  • Lin C-Y, Strong C, Scott AJ, Broström A, Pakpour AH, Webb TL. 2018. A cluster randomized controlled trial of a theory-based sleep hygiene intervention for adolescents. Sleep, vol. 41(11). link> doi>
  • Wright BD, Cooper C, Scott AJ, Tindall L, Ali S, Bee P, Biggs K, Breckman T, Davis Iii TE, Gega L, Hargate RJ, Lee E, Lovell K, Marshall D, McMillan D, Teare MD, Wilson J. 2018. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of one-session treatment (OST) versus multisession cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for specific phobias in children: protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, e025031, vol. 8(8). link> doi>
  • Scott AJ, Rowse G, Webb TL. 2017. A structural equation model of the relationship between insomnia, negative affect, and paranoid thinking. PLoS One, e0186233, vol. 12(10). link> doi>
  • Scott AJ, Webb TL, Rowse G. 2017. Does improving sleep lead to better mental health? A protocol for a meta-analytic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open, e016873, vol. 7(9). link> doi>
  • Scott AJ, Webb TL, Rowse G. 2015. Self-help interventions for psychosis: a meta-analysis. Clin Psychol Rev, 96-112, vol. 39. link> doi>

Roles

  • Member of University or School Research Ethics Committee
  • Undergraduate Personal Tutor