Scott Brown is a researcher and academic working with interactive technologies and human-centred design approaches for neurodiverse populations. He is an associate lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, located in the Creative Robotics Lab where he leads the assistive technology focus of the lab. His teaching and research practice examines creative implementations of embodied and sensory interaction and the role of digital technology in eliciting social engagement.
Recently, Scott has developed responsive sensory spaces for facilitating conversation between autistic children and their parents and looked at methods of using social robots in therapeutic contexts. His work regularly engages with external partners and institutions. Through this research, Scott led the inaugural Autism MeetUp event (UNSW Art & Design) and has established the Neurodiversity + Embodiment group for researchers working in interdisciplinary approaches to advocating for neurodivese communities.