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Vikki-Jo Scott

Senior Lecturer
School of Health and Social Care
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Vikki-Jo Scott
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874487

  • Location

    2S2.3.25, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    CPD students (potential or current) can contact me via the cpd@essex.ac.uk email address or v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk to arrange a telephone/ zoom/ face to face appointment to discuss their pathways, CPD studies or general career advice.

Profile

Biography

Vikki-Jo was a Dean of School for Health & Social Care (formerly Health & Human Sciences) and Head of Department since 2013 until January 2020. She is a Registered Nurse with experience working as a Senior staff Nurse in Critical Care and returned to work in Critical Care during the Covid-19 crisis. Since working in academia she has focused on Continuing Professional Development for Health and Social Care professionals. This includes leading the MSc in Health Care Practice, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship which provide a flexible, modular route for health professionals undertaking post-registration education in their field of clinical practice. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a Masters in Learning and Teaching. She is currently undertaking a PhD focussed on Advanced Clinical Practice and contributes to the development of this field through her membership of regional and national Advanced Practice forums, committees and events.

Qualifications

  • MA Learning & Teaching Anglia Ruskin University,

  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Nursing Practice (Adult) Anglia Polytechnic University, (1998)

  • PhD Health Studies University of Essex,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Dean of School, Health & Social Care, University of Essex (1/8/2018 - 31/12/2019)

  • Head of School, Health & Social Care, University of Essex (30/9/2013 - 31/7/2019)

  • Deputy Head, Health & Human Sciences, University of Essex (1/4/2013 - 30/9/2013)

  • Continuing Professional Development Lead, Health & Human Sciences, University of Essex (2011 - 2017)

  • Director of Teaching & Learning, School of Health & Human Sciences, University of Essex (1/8/2010 - 30/9/2013)

Other academic

  • Advanced Practice Group member, Council of Deans of health (14/7/2022 - present)

  • Reviewer, Centre for Advancing Practice, Health Education England (25/9/2020 - present)

  • External Examiner, Health & Social Care, University of East Anglia (1/2/2021 - present)

  • Stakeholder Governor, East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (1/10/2018 - 30/9/2021)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Advanced Clinical Practice

The study of advanced clinical practice and Advanced Clinical Practitioners as defined by the national multi-professional framework for ACP in England https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/advanced-clinical-practice/multi-professional-framework

Continuing Professional Development

Training and education of health and social care professionals post qualification/ registration.

Key words: CPD

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Applying and Using Learning in Practice (HS619)

  • Applying and Using Learning in Practice (HS620)

  • Advanced Clinical Practice Development Portfolio (HS768)

  • Advanced Clinical Practice Dissertation (HS979)

Publications

Journal articles (5)

Scott, V-J., The benefits of ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ (ACP) for key stakeholders. A systematic, mixed-method, literature review.. British Journal of Nursing

Scott, V-J., A mixed-method study using a sequential, cross-sectional, exploratory design to determine Advanced Clinical Practitioners expectations of the benefits in pursuing this role, whether these are being realised and the associated factors for this.. International Journal for Advancing Practice

Scott, V., (2023). Centre for Advancing Practice Conference 2022 Abstracts. International Journal for Advancing Practice. 1, 13-13

Scott, V-J., (2022). Evaluating the effectiveness of octenidine-containing wash mitts in reducing infections in intensive care. British Journal of Nursing. 31 (16), 838-843

Scott, V-J., (2021). Advanced Clinical Practice-Is it worth the bureaucracy?. British Journal of Nursing. 30 (2), 109-109

Book chapters (6)

Scott, V., CPD, Appraisal & Revalidation. In: Acute, Emergency and Critical Care (AECC) for the Advanced Practitioner. Editors: Stone, S., McCrea, C., Gardner, N., Roberts, A., Diamond-Fox, S., Hill, B. and Peate, I., . John Wiley & Sons

Scott, VJ., (2024). Continuing Professional Development, appraisal, and revalidation. In: The Advanced Practitioner in Acute, Emergency and Critical Care. Editors: Diamond-Fox, S., Hill, B., Stone, S., McCrea, C., Gardner, N. and Roberts, A., . John Wiley & Sons. 19- 35. 1119908280. 9781119908289

Scott, V-J. and Diamond-Fox, S., (2023). Core Principles of Advanced Practice. In: The Advanced Practitioner: A Framework for Clinical Practice. Editors: Diamond-Fox, S., Hill, B. and Peate, I., . Wiley Publishing. 1- 8

Scott, V-J. and Clift, E., (2023). Professional Development and Transition. In: The Advanced Practitioner: A Framework for Clinical Practic. Editors: Diamond-Fox, S., Hill, B. and Peate, I., . Wiley Publishing

Scott, V-J. and Fazzini, B., (2022). Advanced Clinical Practice-At A Glance- Quality Improvement. In: Advanced Clinical Practice- At A Glance. Editors: Hill, B. and Diamond-Fox, S., . Wiley. 1119833280. 978-1119833284

Porteous-Butler, V. and Janet Holt, (2010). Ethical Dilemmas in Assessment. In: Contemporary Issues in Assessment in Health Sciences and Practice Education. Editors: Hammick, M. and Reid, C., . Higher Education Academy. 0955634350. 9780955634352

Conferences (9)

Scott, V-J., The benefits of ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ (ACP) training and education for key stakeholders. A systematic, mixed-method, literature review

Scott, VJ., Research, Brew, Discuss

Scott, V-J., Advanced Clinical Practitioners expectations of the benefits in pursuing this role, and whether these are being realised.

Scott, V-J., Advanced Practice Supervision

Scott, V-J., Leadership in Advanced Practice- 'Why does leadership matter?', 'Compassionate, Inclusive Leadership' and 'Leaders as Role Models'.

Scott, V., (2022). PROTOCOL: What are Advanced Clinical Practitioners expectations of the benefits in pursuing this role, and are they being realised?

Scott, V-J., (2021). 'Advanced Clinical Practice- is it worth it?'

Scott, V-J., (2021). PROTOCOL: What are Advanced Clinical Practitioners expectations of the benefits in pursuing this role, and are they being realised?

Scott, V., (2020). Advancing Practice - Taking Centre Stage (Health Education England 2020 Advanced practice Conference)

Reports and Papers (5)

Scott, V., Post-registration consultation; Building on our ambitions for community and public health nursing.

Scott, V-J., (2023). REPORT TO RESPONDENTS OF RESULTS FROM THE RESEARCH STUDY: “What are Advanced Clinical Practitioners expectations of the benefits in pursuing this role, and are these being realised?”

Scott, V-J., (2023). Executive Summary ACP research results

Scott, V-J., (2022). Submission of evidence to the parliamentary inquiry: Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care

Scott, VJ., (2020). Health and social care system and COVID-19: What are experts concerned about?

Other (2)

Scott, V. and Reid, D., (2022).ePortfolio (supported) route for Advanced Practice webinar,Suffolk and North East Essex Training Hub

Scott, V-J., (2020).Advanced Clinical Practice Blog

Contact

v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874487

Location:

2S2.3.25, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

CPD students (potential or current) can contact me via the cpd@essex.ac.uk email address or v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk to arrange a telephone/ zoom/ face to face appointment to discuss their pathways, CPD studies or general career advice.

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