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Sophie George, Ph.D.

Sophie George, Ph.D., is a translational neuroscientist whose research focus is on stress and trauma-related disorders. Her work has utilized both validated animal models of PTSD, as well as clinical populations recruited from specialist anxiety disorders clinics and veterans’ affairs hospitals.

Dr George’s academic path has taken her from a PhD (Experimental Psychology) at the University of Sussex in the UK, to a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, followed by three years teaching full-time as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Dixie State University, Utah. She then took a two-year career break to cycle from Alaska to Argentina and then returned to Detroit take up her current role as the scientific manager of STARC. She continues to teach psychology online as an adjunct professor.

Her current research projects include examining the impact of war and resettlement trauma in Syrian and Iraqi refugees, the use of exercise as a means of reducing stress-related symptomology and assessing the clinical efficacy of using augmented reality to treat anxiety disorders and PTSD.