Saffron Scott

Dr Saffron Scott

  • 01202 961388
  • scotts at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Royal London House R603, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Dr Saffron Scott Saffron is the joint programme lead for the BSc Occupational Therapy programme. Saffron has extensive experience as an H.C.P.C registered occupational therapist in health care provision in the NHS, social services, the armed services and the charity sector both as a clinician and service manager. She has also worked as a civil service health care planner.

Having completed her Doctorate in Education in 2012 Saffron has developed research interests in areas such as the impact on health and wellbeing of bereavement, illness and disability.

Journal Articles

  • Scott, S., 2012. Piecing together the fragments of a silenced life: unravelling death by suicide - a biographical study. Auto/biography Yearbook, 113-128.
  • Grisbrooke, J. and Scott, S., 2009. Moving into housing: experiences of developing specialist occupational therapy posts in local authority housing departments. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72 (1), 29-36.


  • Scott, S., 2018. Family stories of violent death– An exploration of generational memory making. In: British Sociological Association Auto/Biography summer conference 19-21 July 2018 Oxford University.
  • Scott, S., 2018. Peer Assisted Learning to Support Student Role Transition in Occupational Therapy Education. In: Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference and Exhibition 11-13 June 2018 Belfast.
  • Scott, S., 2017. Exploring biographies of women in academia through the lens of Bildung. In: British Sociological Association Auto/biography Summer Conference 19-21 July 2017 Dartington Hall, Devon.
  • Scott, S., Taylor, M.C., Grant, M., Chapman, N. and Cooke, B., 2016. Warts and all: Back stage stories of an academic life. In: British Sociological Association Auto/ Biography Silver Jubilee Summer Conference 15-17 July 2016 Wolfson College Oxford.
  • Scott, S., 2015. The lived experience of multiple limb loss following meningococcal septicaemia. 112.
  • Scott, 2014. Waking up in a different place: The experiences of individuals with multiple limb loss following meningococcal septicaemia. In: British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Annual Conference. 11-13 July 2014 University of Oxford.
  • Scott, 2014. Suicide and social death: Redressing the balance using an online memorial. In: Centre for Death and Society Conference - Social Death 7-8 June 2014 University of Bath.
  • Scott, 2013. “A labour of love”: Excavating and bearing witness to traumatic memories online. In: British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Annual Conference. 10-13 July 2013 University of Barcelona, Spain 1.
  • Scott, 2012. Piecing together the fragments of a silenced life; unravelling death by suicide. In: British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Christmas Conference 14 December 2012 British Library, United Kingdom.
  • Scott, 2010. The legacy of suicide; Picking up the pieces on the internet. In: British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Annual Conference. 8-10 July 2010 University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • I teach accross the BSc Occupational Therapy programme. I lead the Analysing Occupation unit; co -lead the Portfolio 1 unit and contribute to Clinical Reasoning for Therapy Practice, Integrating Knowledge, Research and Practice, OT in Action and Mandatory/skills training.

Invited Lectures

  • Death by suicide: Using an online memorial as a vehicle for telling the untold story. IHC Seminar Series, Institute of Health and Community Research, Plymouth University (21st November 2013)

External Responsibilities

  • Meningitis Now, Independent Researcher (2011-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Steering group member, Occupational Science Europe Conference. <a href="" class="iconRight" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-external-link"></i></a>

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • National Children’s Burns camp volunteer since 2013.


  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy in Occupational Therapy (St Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy, 1989)
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2000)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of Southampton, 2006)
  • PhD in Education (University of Southampton, 2012)


  • British Association of Occupational Therapists, Member,
  • Health and Care Professions Council, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow,
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