Curie Scott

Dr Curie Scott

  • 01202 968010
  • cscott at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in CEL
  • Executive Business Centre EB501, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Curie joined CEL in 2017 as the Programme lead for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She is an international fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development, has won numerous awards one of which enabled her to live in Brazil for a month to view nursing practice; and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. Before coming to BU, she taught health professional students for 15 years at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and worked as a medical doctor. She also practices as a painter and origami artist.

Curie is interested in embodied cognition, the co-construction of knowledge via making, visual research methodologies, and medical/ health humanities. For her PhD, she designed a Drawing Programme where Health Professional students and people over 60 came together to draw, discuss and reflect on their future ageing. Non-representational drawing enabled participants to interrogate their previously un-critiqued assumptions or “truths” which they had absorbed from their surrounding culture about both drawing and ageing...


Journal Articles

  • Jarrett, K., Mouchet, A., Harvey, S., Scott, C. and Light, R., 2014. Using elicitation interview within a phenomenographic framework: developing the breadth of research designs associated with game based approaches. Agora for Physical Education and Sport, 16 (3), 291-306.
  • Scott, C. and MacInnes, J.D., 2006. Cardiac patient assessment: putting the patient first. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 15 (9), 502-508.



  • Scott, C., 2019. Drawing. In: Crawford, P., Brown, B. and Charise, A., eds. Companion for Health Humanities. Informa UK Limited.
  • Falconer, L. and Scott, C., 2018. Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology. Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions. 1-38.
  • Scott, C., McArthur-Rouse, F.J. and McLean, J., 2008. Pre-Operative Assessment and Preparation. Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient. 1-15.


  • Scott, C., 2018. Elucidating perceptions of ageing through participatory drawing: a phenomenographic approach. PhD Thesis. University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts.
  • Scott, C., 2011. Lecturers’ Perspectives on their Present and Prospective Use of Images for Higher Education Learning and Teaching. Master's Thesis. Southampton Education School.


  • The Drawing, Health and Wellbeing Research Network (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Sep 2019). In Progress

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader (MA Education Practice, PG Cert Education Practice), Centre for Excellence in Learning

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • The ESRC Festival of Social Science: Carnival of Sex, Sexuality and Gender
  • Facing our Future Self
  • Virtual Reality Showcase

Conference Presentations

  • Super-Vision and Sea Change, Coach Walk: Ebb and Flow, 29 Nov 2018, Bournemouth
  • Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing conference, Elucidating perceptions of ageing through drawing, 21 Jun 2018, Bournemouth University
  • ” Drawing Rocks, Thinking through Drawing, International Drawing & Cognition Research and Education Symposium, Research on adults’ experiences of intuitive drawing, 04 Jun 2018, Southbank, London
  • Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference: Critical Stories, The potential value of film-making for educational endeavours in healthcare education, 28 Jun 2017, Keele University, Keele
  • Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference: Critical Stories, Drawing for reflexive praxis, 28 Jun 2017, Keele University, Keele
  • Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities, Challenges and opportunities of digital story telling for assessment, 06 Jul 2016, Canterbury
  • International Visual Research Methods Conference, The use of drawing to explore perceptions of ageing, 15 Sep 2015, Brighton
  • Ageing: Histories, Mythologies And Taboos, The use of drawing to explore perceptions of ageing in an intergenerational project, 30 Jan 2015, University of Bergen, Norway
  • International Visual Literacy Association, Lecturers’ use of images in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, 28 Sep 2011, Galloway, New Jersey, USA
  • Personal Tutoring and Academic Advising Conference: Improving Student Success, Personal Tutoring – Having Our Say, 21 Apr 2009, Liverpool
  • Nurse Education Tomorrow (NET08), Capturing the student Voice” (a satisfaction survey), 02 Sep 2008, University of Cambridge
  • Nurse Education Tomorrow, The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education: a time to meditate and marinate, 04 Sep 2007, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  • The Higher Education Academy Third Annual Personal Tutoring Conference: An International Perspective, Paradox and Prejudice: supporting deaf students in Higher Education, 03 May 2007, The John McIntyre Centre, The University of Edinburgh


  • PhD in Drawing, thinking, embodiement, health, perception (University of Brighton, 2018)
  • MSc in M.Sc. Educational Practice and Innovation (University of Southampton, 2011)
  • PGCE in Coaching and Mentoring Certificate (Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, 2008)
  • MBBS in Medicine (King’s College, London (was United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’), 1999)
  • BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology (King’s College, London (was United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’), 1996)


  • Teaching Excellence Award (linked to the National Teaching Fellowship) (Canterbury Christ Church University, 2010)



  • Drawing Research Network
  • South Coast Academic Regional Network (SCARN) - a network of PGCert Education programme leaders
  • Drawing Research and Enterprise Group (DREG), University of Brighton
  • British Origami Society
  • The International Drawing & Cognition Research and Education Group An interdisciplinary group of drawing researchers and practitioners
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