Staff profile

Dr Charlotte Scott

Lecturer in Psychology




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, University of Derby Online Learning



I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Loughborough University in 2015 which included a placement year at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London (2013). Following this, I went on to complete an MSc in Psychology Research Methods in 2016 at the University of Surrey and a PhD in Psychology at Loughborough University in 2019. I joined the University of Derby as a lecturer in August 2021, having previously worked as a Teaching Associate in Psychology at the University of Nottingham and an Associate Lecturer in Sport Psychology at the University of Northampton.

Teaching responsibilities

I am module leader for Level four "Psychological Research in Practice". I also teach across a variety of Level five and six modules (e.g., Level five "Developmental Psychology"; Level six "International Public Health Nutrition"), primarily on the topic of eating behaviours. I will also be co-leading online level six "Psychology of Health" and level seven "Psychology of Health and Illness" modules and supervising both BSc and MSc level projects.

Research interests

My doctoral research examined how teammates influence the disordered eating and compulsive exercise behaviours of athletes. Currently, my research is concerned with exploring predictors of disordered eating and compulsive exercise behaviour (e.g., experiences of post-traumatic stress/growth; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic). However, I am also interested in exploring the impact of exercise on cognitive function. I supervise a number of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects both on campus and online.

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Additional interests and activities

In the media

Loughborough University research highlights the influence of teammates on eating and attitudes and behaviours of athletes

Recent publications