Dr Sandra Scott is one of the UK’s most experienced media psychiatrists. After studying at Bart’s for her MBBS in medicine, she trained as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in South London. Her work has included family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acute adult psychiatry and neuro-psychiatry.
Her media career began with the BBC2 series Confidence Lab, after which she was invited to consult for many high profile factual and reality entertainment series including I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, Hell’s Kitchen, Dancing On Ice and 71 Degrees North. Within the factual genre, programmes include Sex – The Great Debate, Tomorrow’s World, Supersize Superskinny the ground-breaking documentary Boys Alone, Second Chance and Inside the Mind of ...Mao, in which she also took a presenting role.
As an expert presenter, on-screen appearances include Big Brother, Tool Academy and the BBC mental health website Headroom. Other television appearances include Hard Cash, Liquid News, and Sports Relief.
She is also the patron of ChildHope, a British charity established in 1990, which strives to improve the lives and defend the rights of street children worldwide.