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" and "Introduction to Exercise Psychology". I also teach across a variety of health psychology and research methods modules. I supervise both BSc and MSc level dissertation projects, primarily in the field of eating behaviours.

Research interests

My doctoral research examined how teammates influence disordered eating and compulsive exercise behaviours in athlete populations. Currently, my research is concerned with exploring factors that protect against or increase the risk of disordered eating behaviour (e.g., nature connection, the COVID-19 pandemic, social influence). Other research interests include exploring the wellbeing of athlete populations and the impact of exercise on cognitive function. 

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

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