Elaine Scott MCSP, MPhil

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

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5158

Email: elaine.scott@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0736-649X

Biography

I am currently employed as trial manager for the DAFNEplus randomised controlled trial. The trial is part of a five and half year programme grant from the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Programme Grants for Applied Research. I joined The University of Sheffield in 2012 as a trial manager in Public Health, then evaluation study manager in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology group of the Health Services Research Section. Before joining ScHARR I was employed as a research physiotherapist and project coordinator by Muscular Dystrophy UK working in close collaboration with a national clinical network of NHS tertiary paediatric neuromuscular centres on projects to standardise clinical assessments and to develop longitudinal clinical databases. Clinical and academic leadership was from the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre. As part of this post I was seconded as UK Implementation Officer to the TREAT-NMD Project - an EU Funded Network of Excellence. Prior to that I was employed as a physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in the management of adults and children with long-term neurological disability. I was awarded my MPhil, which investigated the effects of functional electrical stimulation in ambulant individuals with spinal cord injury, by Sheffield Hallam University.

Recent Projects

  • NHS England New Care Models evaluations – Evaluation Programme Manager for the independent evaluation of the ‘Working Together Partnership’ Acute Care Collaboration Vanguard, and the Harrogate and Rural District Integrated Primary and Acute Care Vanguard
  • NHS England Perfect Patient Pathway (PePPa) Test Bed evaluation – one of the team providing an independent evaluation of the PePPa programme
  • Nourishing Start for Health (NoSH), Study manager for this Medical Research Council (NPRI) funded cluster RCT
  • HydroDMD Study: Co-applicant and member of the project management group for this NIHR HTA feasibility study

Key Publications

Relton C, Strong M, Thomas KJ, Whelan B, Walters SJ, Burrows J, Scott E, Viksveen P, Johnson M, Baston H , Fox-Rushby J et al (2018) Effect of Financial Incentives on Breastfeeding: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial.. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(2).

Johnson M, Whelan B, Relton C, Thomas K, Strong M, Scott E & Renfrew MJ (2018) Valuing breastfeeding: a qualitative study of women’s experiences of a financial incentive scheme for breastfeeding. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1), 20.

Relton C, Thomas K, Whelan B, Scott E, Johnson M & Burrows J (2017) Evaluating the effects of financial incentives to support first-time young mothers to breastfeed. Journal of Health Visiting, 5(12), 606-610.

Hind D, Parkin J, Whitworth V, Rex S, Young T, Hampson L, Sheehan J, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Scott E, Epps H, Main M, Geary M, McMurchie H, Pallant L, Woods D, Freeman J, Lee E, Eagle M, Willis T, Muntoni F, Baxter P. Aquatic therapy for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial and mixed-methods process evaluation. Health Technol Assess. 2017 May;21(27):1-120. doi: 10.3310/hta21270.

Hind D, Parkin J, Whitworth V, Rex S, Young T, Hampson L, Sheehan J, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Scott E, Epps H, Main M, Geary M, McMurchie H, Pallant L, Woods D, Freeman J, Lee E, Eagle M, Willis T, Muntoni F, Baxter P. Aquatic therapy for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): an external pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2017 Mar 27;3:16. doi: 10.1186/s40814-017-0132-0. eCollection 2017.

Relton C, Strong M, Renfrew M J, Thomas K, Burrows J, Whelan B, Whitford HM, Scott E, Fox-Rushby J, Anoyke N, Sanghera S, Johnson M, Easton S, Walters S. A cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for mothers to improve breastfeeding in areas with low breastfeeding rates: The NOSH study protocol. BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 11;6(4).

Clare Relton, Barbara Whelan, Mark Strong, Kate Thomas, Heather Whitford, Elaine Scott, Patrice van Cleemput Are financial incentives for breastfeeding feasible in the UK? A mixed methods field study. The Lancet Volume 384, Supplement 2, 19 November 2014, Pages S5 Public Health Science Conference

Barbara Whelan, Kate J Thomas, Patrice Van Cleemput, Heather Whitford, Mark Strong, Mary J Renfrew, Elaine Scott and Clare Relton. Healthcare providers’ views on the acceptability of financial incentives for breastfeeding: a qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:355

Whitford H, Whelan B, Van Cleemput P, Thomas K, Renfrew M, Strong M, Scott E, Relton C. A financial incentive scheme to encourage breastfeeding (NOSH) in areas of low breastfeeding: designing the scheme incorporating key stakeholders views. The Practising Midwife. Feb 2015 Vol18 No2 p18-21

Mayhew AG, Cano SJ, Scott E, Eagle M, Bushby K, Manzur A, Muntoni F; the North Star Clinical Network for Neuromuscular Disease. Detecting meaningful change using the North Star Ambulatory Assessment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Aug 5. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12220.

Ricotti V, Ridout DA, Scott E, Quinlivan R, Robb SA, Manzur AY, Muntoni F; NorthStar Clinical Network. Long-term benefits and adverse effects of intermittent versus daily glucocorticoids in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Jun;84(6):698-705. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2012-303902.

Scott E, Eagle M, Mayhew A, Freeman J, Main M, Sheehan J, Manzur A, Muntoni F, The North Star Clinical Network for Paediatric Neuromuscular Disease. Development of a functional assessment scale for ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Physiother Res Int. 2012 Jun;17(2):101-9.

Mayhew A, Cano S, Scott E, Eagle M, Bushby K, Muntoni F, The North Star Clinical Network for Paediatric Neuromuscular Disease. Moving towards meaningful measurement: Rasch Analysis of North Star Ambulatory Assessment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 June:53(6):535-42.

Scott E, Mawson SJ. Measurement in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: points for consideration in the development of a neuromuscular assessment tool'. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006 48:540-544.