Jan Scott

Professor Jan Scott, MB BS, PhD, FRCPsych
Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Newcastle,

Jan Scott is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle and she holds visiting professorships in Trondheim, Sydney, and Paris). She also holds a ‘Science without Borders’ fellowship involving research and teaching in Brazil (Sao Paulo and Porto Allegre). Professor Scott is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (one of 8 individuals worldwide). Her earlier research focused on combined treatment strategies (using pharmacotherapy and cognitive therapy) for adults with chronic and/or severe depressions and bipolar disorders. More recently, her research has shifted to the importance of understanding developmental trajectories of mood disorders, and the implications of clinical staging models for research and clinical practice- especially exploring endophenotypes and clinical phenotypes (such as activation, sleep-wake cycle abnormalities and rumination) and new psychological interventions for emerging bipolar disorders. Professor Scott has a particular interest in psychopathology and mechanisms of action of psychological treatments.