Scott is currently a Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, UK. 

(view Scott Melville's CV as a pdf)

Scott 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 Professor Claudia de Rham. 

Since October 2018, Scott has been based at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in Cambridge, first as a Research Fellow of Emmanuel College and then (since 2021) as one of the inaugural UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellows