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Biography

Dr Whitney Scott completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at McGill University in Canada. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Health Psychology Section at King’s College London between 2014 and 2019. In 2020, she was appointed as a clinical academic. Dr Scott works as a Lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology at King’s and a Clinical Psychologist at the INPUT Pain Management Unit at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. Her research focuses on the role of psychosocial factors in the experience and impact of chronic pain. She is interested in psychological treatments, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for chronic pain management. Her research has also explored online delivery of ACT and chronic pain management in specific populations (e.g., people living with HIV). She has previously received funding from the International Association for the Study of Pain and the National Institute for Health Research.  

Research Interests

  • Chronic pain  
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • Online treatment delivery 
  • Social context of pain 
  • HIV 
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Teaching 

Dr Scott contributes to teaching on the Health Psychology MSc and the iBSc programme 

Expertise and Public Engagement 

Dr Scott works clinically at the INPUT Pain Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. 

She has been invited to contribute to blog posts and podcasts discussing her research and clinical work.