Scott Melville was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
He completed his Master's degree in Physics at the University of Oxford between 2011-2015, as a member of The Queen's College.
Scott then spent a year at Harvard University as the 2015-2016 von Clemm Fellow, before returning to the UK to complete his PhD at Imperial College London with Claudia de Rham. 
From October 2018, Scott will be based at DAMTP, Cambridge as a Research Fellow of Emmanuel College.