Scott has a background in biostatistics, having worked across a range of fields including infections disease epidemiology, road safety and health informatics.
After several years working as a researcher in the government health sector in Australia, he completed a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney. His thesis, along with subsequent post-doctoral work, focused on the quantitative analysis of clinical work practices in healthcare, in particular examining the impacts of interruptions and multitasking in A&Es through the analysis of data from direct observations of clinicians’ work.
Methodologically, his work focuses on the analysis of large routinely collected datasets including data linkage studies, modelling of observational data and assessment of interventions. As part of the Applied Data Science team, he now applies these skills to support the quantitative components of ARC West projects.