2002 Young Australian of the Year Palaeontologist
DOB: 5 / Sep / 1977
Scott is a vertebrate palaeoecologist, science communicator and advocate for 3D virtual technology in museums. Over 20 years of experience in palaeontology publishing his first paper aged 16; then Australia’s youngest scientific author. He started at Queensland Museum in 1990; a 12 year old volunteer.In 2000 he became a curator; the youngest museum curator in Australia, aged 22. Since 2002; discovered and researched several new prehistoric species including Australian dinosaurs and megafauna.