Dr. Scott’s research focuses on how different regions of the brain are involved in motor control and learning. He has developed a robotic device called KINARM that can both sense and perturb planar arm movements. One of these robotic devices is housed in his lab in Providence Care Hospital and is used to quantify sensorimotor impairments in stroke and other neurological disorders. He is a long-standing researcher with Providence Care and has an ongoing collaboration with the hospital. His research labs across various institutions examine neural activity in different brain regions of non-human primates during motor behavior and human motor performance and learning.
He is also the Vice-Dean Research, Queen’s Health Sciences, Queen’s University and is actively engaged in promoting and facilitating research across Kingston.