Schott is currently doing research with the Productive Aging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute. She is a sports psychologist who comes to Beckman from the Institute of Sport Science at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany.
Schott's primary research interests are associated with cognitive and motor development in children and older adults. She has a doctorate in sport science, focusing her research on estimating motor performance over a span of 20 years.
Schott's current research with the Productive Aging Lab centers on motor imagery as a tool in the rehabilitation of older adults, the relationship between aging, fitness and neurocognitive functions, and on the development of motor abilities and motor skills in children with developmental coordination disorder.
The Senior Fellows Program was begun in 2003 to give established faculty from other universities the opportunity to do short-term, on-site, interdisciplinary research with other Beckman Institute researchers.
Participation in the Senior Fellows Program is by invitation from the Beckman Institute. Senior Fellows usually have previous ties to Beckman researchers and stay for a period of three to six months.