Dr. Alex Scott appointed Head, Department of Physical Therapy

A message from Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health, UBC.

Dr. Alex Scott

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alex Scott as Head, Department of Physical Therapy, effective November 28, 2022 to June 30, 2028.

Dr. Scott is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, which he first joined in 2010. He also serves as a University Senator, and previously served as the President of the Physiotherapy Association of BC.

Dr. Scott’s research focuses on tendinopathy and rehabilitation, and his research group is currently funded by CIHR and NSERC to pursue new solutions for chronic tendon pain. In 2015, he was awarded the Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence (Early Career), and in 2016 he won the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Research Ambassador’s award for knowledge translation.

In this role, Dr. Scott will provide leadership to the department as it expands educational opportunities for the next generation of physical therapists in the distributed model, and continues to make significant research advancements in the field of rehabilitation science.

Dr. Scott’s appointment follows the leadership of Ms. Susan Murphy, who has led the department since 2016. I would like to thank Ms. Murphy for her outstanding contributions in this role.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Scott on his appointment.