George Collett is a doctoral candidate with a full time scholarship in the CHRC at Brunel University London. His research focuses on radiation worry, ageing and cognitive functioning among British Nuclear Test Veterans.
He holds a First Class Honours BSc in Psychology from Keele University and a master’s degree, with distinction, in Social Psychology from Lancaster University. During his undergraduate degree, George also spent a semester abroad at Appalachian State University in North Carolina which led to George developing an interest in the psychology of cultural transitions when adjusting to a new culture and identity.
Prior to joining the CHRC, he worked as a domiciliary care worker supporting the elderly. George found his experience of working with older adults to be eye-opening and very rewarding. His time as a care worker also led him to develop an interest in dementia care and geriatric psychology. He has found that one of the stimulating things about working with older adults is listening to the fascinating stories from an earlier era that they would share with him. After George completes his PhD, he wishes to continue working either in the area of public health and gerontology, or in the cultural identity field.
Outside of work, his keen interests include music, hiking, travelling, football, badminton and generally keeping fit. He also enjoys learning about wildlife and watching documentaries. George grew up near Guildford and he regularly returns to visit his parents and their dog.