Alex Scott (BSc, PhD)

Research Associate

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Room: 2027, Regent Court

Tel: +44 (0)114 22 20674



I joined the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) in June 2016 as Trial Manager on the Alleviating Specific Phobias Experienced by Children Trial (ASPECT). Prior to joining the CTRU, I completed my PhD at The University of Sheffield entitled “Self-help for psychosis: Efficacy and the potential of sleep disturbance as a new target for intervention”.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • The use of psychological and/or behaviour change interventions to improve health and wellbeing
  • Epidemiology of mental health problems
  • Systematic review
  • Randomised controlled trials methodology
  • The impact of sleep on mental health and behaviour

Teaching Interests

I have lectured on statistics and research methods courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Sheffield.

Current Projects

  • ASPECT (Alleviating Specific Phobias Experienced by Children Trial)
  • ACtiF (Development and evaluation of an intervention to support Adherence to treatment in adults withCystic  Fibrosis)
  • Does improving sleep lead to better mental health?  A meta-analytic review of randomised controlled trials

Key Publications

Alex Scott is based in Design, Trials and Statistics

Journal articles