George studied Psychology at the University of Leeds before undertaking a Master’s degree in Systems Neuroscience at the University of Bristol. He then went on to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral work evaluated novel approaches to manipulate memories relevant to neuropsychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction. It was during this time that George became interested in improving the reproducibility of scientific research. George’s postdoctoral work investigated causes and risk factors of excessive checking, using a novel rodent model of this behavior. He joined PLOS ONE in 2017 and is a member of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Neuroscience and Mental Health team.
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