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Dr. Stephen Scott

Dr. Stephen Scott elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Stephen Scott, Queen’s Health Sciences Vice-Dean Research, has been named a fellow in the Royal Society of Canada. 

A professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Dr. Scott joins six other Queen’s University researchers in RSC’s distinguished 2022 cohort. 

Each year, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) awards field-leading Canadian researchers across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences with one of the most prestigious academic honours in the country: the RSC fellowship.   

As Canada’s national academy, the role of the RSC is to promote research and learning, recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on matters of importance to Canadians. Fellows are selected through a rigorous application and peer-review evaluation process. The honour recognizes the impact and influence of the recipients’ research on their fields and on global citizens. 

Dr. Scott is a world leader in the computational, neural, mechanical, and behavioural aspects of voluntary motor control. He has developed an internationally recognized research program to study the neural, behavioural, and biomechanical basis of voluntary control. 

Dr. Scott is most recognized for his invention of Kinarm, an interactive robotic technology that provides unprecedented experimental control over arm motor function. Furthering our understanding of the link between cortical circuits and limb biomechanics, Kinarm robots are used widely to quantify brain function. Kinarm Standard Tests allow researchers to assess a broad range of brain functions including motor skills, perception, memory, and decision making.  

To learn more about Dr. Scott’s work, watch his Cinque a Sept Research Talk. “You can’t fix what you can’t see”: 

Learn more about Queen’s 2022 RSC fellows on The Queen's Gazette site.   

Since 1964, Queen’s has seen 118 of its faculty members elected as fellows of the RSC. For more information, visit the Royal Society of Canada website. 

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