Dr Jane Scott

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Courses taught: Psychology with Clinical Psychology

Jane is a lecturer in clinical psychology. She has extensive international experience in clinical and academic settings. Her main research interests are eating disorders, body image, self-reflective practice and professional ethics.


Since completing her PhD research into the diagnosis and treatment of bulimia nervosa, Jane has worked in a range of clinical settings, including a child, adolescent and family unit, general private practice and in the family court.  She has been involved in training clinical psychologists throughout her career, including post-graduate course coordination and clinical supervision. She has also published and worked in the area of professional ethics and regulation.

Her research interests include diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders, including orthorexia nervosa, body image (particularly male body image), professional ethics, and self-reflective practice in psychotherapy training.  

Research interests

  • Eating disorders
  • Body Image
  • Self-reflective practice
  • Professional ethics

Areas of research supervision

Jane supervises research projects in any of the above interest areas


  • Clinical Psychology (Module leader)
  • Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health and Distress
  • Diagnosis and Formulation in Mental Health
  • Diagnosis and Treatment in Clinical Child Psychology


  • PhD, University of Cambridge
  • MSc (Clinical Psychology), University of Cape Town

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow, APS College of Clinical Psychology
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, with endorsement in Clinical Psychology

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

2016: APS Clinical College research award:  Effectiveness of a self-practice/self-reflection approach to training in CBT

2015: ACU Learning and Teaching grant:  Development of case study material for undergraduate psychology teaching.

Selected recent publications

Scott, J., Yap, K., Bunch, K., Haarhoff, B., Perry, H., and Bennett-Levy, J. (2021) Should personal practice be part of cognitive behaviour therapy training? Results from two self-practice/self-reflection cohort control pilot studies. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 28, 150-158.

Cooper, P.J. and Steere, J. (1995) A comparison of two psychological treatments for bulimia nervosa: implications for models of maintenance. Behavior Research and Therapy, 33(8).

Steere, J., and Cooper, P.J. (1993) The effects on eating of dietary restraint, anxiety and hunger. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 13(2)

Steere, J. and Dowdall, T.L. (1990) On being ethical in unethical places: the dilemmas of South African clinical psychologists, Hastings Center Report, New York

Steere, J., Butler, G., and Cooper, P.J. and (1990) The anxiety symptoms of bulimia nervosa: a comparative study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 10.

Fairburn, C.G.; Steere, J. and Cooper, P.J. (1988) Assessment of the clinical features of bulimia nervosa. in Fichter, M (ed) Bulimia Nervosa, New York:Enke.

Steere, J., and Cooper, P.J. (1987) The anxiety-reduction model of bulimia nervosa: contrary case reports. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 7

Steere, J. and Wassenaar, D. (1985) Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Psychologists, Cape Town: SACP Press.

Steere, J. (1984) Ethics in Clinical Psychology. Cape Town: Oxford University Press

Recent presentations and conferences

Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) conference (2018). Self-practice/self-reflection in cognitive behaviour therapy training: two pilot studies.

Australian Psychological Society Clinical College Conference (2018). Evaluation of a self-practice/self-reflection training program in postgraduate CBT training.

Australian Catholic University public webinar (2017): Body image in adolescence.

Queensland Guidance Teachers Association presentation (2017): Adolescent mental health.