In 2007, Georgina graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Human Psychology and thereafter was awarded a scholarship to study for a MSc Research Methods in Psychology. After having 3 children, she returned to education and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics and Society at King’s College London in 2016.
Since graduating she has spent much of her free time thinking and reading about how to make the world a better place. Finding the arguments proposed by Peter Singer (2012) ‘The Life You Can Save’ compelling, she learnt about the ‘Giving What We Can’ pledge, William MacAskill (2015) ‘Doing Good Better’ and Benjamin Todd’s (2016) ‘80,000 Hours: Find a Fulfilling Career that Does Good’. This reading lead her to the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) – the hub of the effective altruism movement based in Oxford.
Since October 2017, she has been working with CEA as a Mental Health Research Assistant Intern to help design a ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace’ initiative. Combining areas of interest with expertise (and motivated by the desire to be effective), Georgina has spent the past few months researching evidence based best practices to ensure CEA have policies in place to protect and promote optimal employee mental wellbeing.
Drawing heavily on research published in ‘Mindful Nation UK’ (2015) and the government report ‘Thriving at Work’ (2017), her role has consisted of writing several reports including ‘Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace’ and utilizing New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) ‘Theory of Change’ outcome chains model (and associated narrative framework), addressing ‘Improving Employee Mental Wellbeing and Staff Team Resilience with Mindfulness’. Georgina has researched and recommended third party training facilitators and hopes to be further involved in partnership working with regard to monitoring effectiveness of interventions implemented.