Dr Ian Scott

Associate Dean Student Experience

Ian has been Associate Dean for Student Experience within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences since March 2013. 

Ian’s first degree was in Applied Biology before progressing onto gaining his Ph.D. in Avian Ecology and Physiology from Durham University. Ian’s first teaching post at was at Suffolk College, where he taught Physiology, before moving on to lecture Ecology at De Montfort University. Research interests in aspects of Pedagogy and work based learning led to a position at City University. Ian is particularly interested in mentorship, and learning in non-formal environments.

Significant Publications


Scott, I. & Mazhindu, D. (2014) Statistics for health care professionals: An introduction (2 nd Edition) SAGE, London.

Scott, I & Spouce, J. (2013) Practice-based learning in Health and Social Care, Blackwell- Wiley, Oxford

Ely, C. & Scott, I. (2007) Essential Study Skills for Nursing. Mosby Elsevier, Edinburgh.

Scott, I. & Mazhindu, D. (2005) Statistics for health care professionals: An introduction SAGE, London. – also translated into Korean.

Peer reviewed papers and book chapters

Scott, I. (2015) The best teaching in the world (probably). Research Intelligence, 128 pp 25-28.

Scott, I. (2015) Editorial: Higher Education Institutional Research Network Conference Special Edition: From Evidence to Policy.are we any closer Brooks e-Journal of Learning and Teaching 7(2) December http://bejlt.brookes.ac.uk/issue/vol-7-issue-2-december-2015/.

Scott, I. (2015) Innovations in Work-Based Learning, York, HEA. (https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/innovations-work-based-learning)

Russell, K. Walsh, D. Scott, I. McIntosh, T. (2013) Effecting change in midwives water birth practice behaviours on labour ward: An action research study. Midwifery,doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.

Tymms, M. Peters, J. and Scott, I. (2013) Personal Development Planning: Pedagogy and the Politicisation of the Personal, Research in Post-compulsory education 18(3) pp 257 -268.

Scott, I. and Martin, J. (2012) To understand and successfully utilise the learning outcome in Higher Education, must we first destroy it? Quality and Trust and the heart of what we do Selected papers from the 6th European Quality Forum. European Universities Association, Brussels.

Scott, I. Russel, K.  Lorraine. W. and  Upton, P. (2012)  An evaluation of a programme of lunchtime staff/student engagement seminars in two discipline areas: was it worth it? In Compendium of effective practice in higher education retention and success. York, HEA.

Evans, C. Gbadamosi, G, Wells, J. and Scott, I. (2012) Balancing the Ying and the Yang, Degrees in accountancy. Industry and Higher Education 26(1) pp1-8.

Scott, I. (2011) The Learning Outcome in Higher Education: Time to think again? Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. Vol 5 [available at http://www.worc.ac.uk/adpu/1124.htm].

Scott, I., Takavarasha, C. and Thompson, S. (2010-2011) Developing leaders through Work-Based Learning, back-casting and partnership. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 4-2, pp146-150.

Scott, I (2010) But I know that already: rhetoric or reality the accreditation of prior experiential learning in the context of work-based learning. Research in Post-compulsory education 15, pp19- 31.

Scott, I. (2010) Accreditation of prior learning in pre-registration nursing programmes 2: The influence of prior qualifications on perceived learning during the foundation year. Nurse Education Today 27, 4 pp348-356.

Scott, I & Ely, C. (2008) Learning how to study effectively, In Common Foundation Studies in Nursing. J. Spouce, C. Cox, and C. Cook (eds). Edinburgh Livingstone Churchill Elsevier.

Scott, I (2007) Accreditation of Prior Learning in Pre-registration Nursing Programmes: Throwing the baby out with the bath water? Nurse Education Today, 27, pp348-256.

Scott, I., Fuller, I. and Gaskin, S. (2006) Lecturers’ perceptions of Geography and Environmental Science Fieldwork in the light of restricted access to the field caused by foot and mouth disease in the UK in 2001. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 30, (1) pp161-171.

Scott, I. (2005) Accreditation of Prior Learning in a Nurse Education Programme in On becoming a productive university, J. Miller & J. Groccia (Eds) Anker Publishing, Boston MA

Martin, A & Scott, I. (2003) The effectiveness of the UK Landfill tax, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 46, (3) pp. 673-689.

Scott, I. (2003) Is biological science difficult for first-year students or do we simply need more information? A response to why is biological science difficult for first-year nursing students? Nurse Education Today, 23, pp155-156.

Fuller, I., Gaskin, S., Scott, I. (2003) Student perceptions of geography and environmental science fieldwork in the light of restricted access to the field, caused by foot and mouth disease in the UK in 2001. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 27, pp79-102

Scott, I., Mitchell, P.I., Selman, C. and Evans, P.R. (2001) Using Total Body Electrical Conductivity to measure the body composition of vertebrates. In Non-invasive techniques to measure body composition of animals. (Ed Speakman J.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Mitchell, P.I., Scott, I., and Evans, P.R. (2000) Vulnerability to severe weather and regulation of body mass of Icelandic and British Redshank Tringatotanus. Journal of Avian Biology, 31, pp511-521.

Hamer, K.C., Hill, J.K. & Scott, I. (1999) Chick provisioning and parental attendance in Cory’s shearwaters: implications for nestling obesity. Journal of Avian Biology, 30, pp309-315.

Williams, T.D., Monaghan, P. Mitchell, P.I., Scott, I., Houston, D.G., Ramsey, S. and Ensor, K. (1997) Evaluation of a non-destructive method for determining egg composition using total body electrical conductivity (TOBEC) measurements. Journal of Zoology, 243(3), pp611-622.

Mitchell, P.I., Scott, I. and Evans, P.R. (1996) Is moult an indicator of Population turnover in Redshank (Tringatotanus) in Autumn. Ringing and Migration, 17(2), pp93-100.

Scott, I., Mitchell, P.I. and Evans, P.R. (1996) How does variation in body composition effect the basal metabolic rates of shorebirds. Functional Ecology, 10, pp307-313.

Scott I., Mitchell P.I. & Evans P.R. (1996) The reliability of fat scores as predictors of the mass of fat carried by individual birds. Ardea, 83, pp359-363.

Scott I., Mitchell P.I., & Evans P.R. (1994) Seasonal change in body mass, body composition and food requirements in wild migratory birds. Proceedings of the Nutritional Society, 53, pp503-513.

Scott I., & Evans P.R. (1992) The metabolic output of avian (Sturnus vulgaris, Calidris alpina) adipose tissue liver and skeletal muscle: implications for BMR/Body mass relationships. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology,103A, (2) pp329-332.

Scott I., Grant M., & Evans P.R. (1991) Estimation of fat-free mass of live-birds: use of total body electrical conductivity (TOBEC) measurements in studies of single species in the field. Functional Ecology, 5, pp314-320.

Ian Scott


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