Scott is the CEO of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA (ADAC) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. He is also Co-Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol. Scott has served as Deputy Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee and Chair of the Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation. Scott has worked with Indigenous communities nationally to develop innovative ways to prevent, treat and reduce harms from alcohol and other drug use. He has received several awards including the Australian Centenary Medal and the Sister Alison Bush Award from the University of Sydney.