Following a BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, George Truscott was awarded a DSc by the University of Wales in 1966 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1988. He was appointed Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department at Paisley College (University) in 1976 and Professor of Physical Chemistry at Keele in 1990.

He was Head of Chemistry at Keele from 1994. In 1993 he was elected the (first) Dr Lee visiting Fellow at Christ Church Oxford University. He has held many national and international posts including that of Founding President of the European Society of Photobiology and the Senior Editor of the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology (B).

Research and scholarship

ISTM Research theme: 

  • The Carotenoids and their role in disease prevention
  • Organic and Inorganic sunscreens
  • Photochemotherapy
  • Use of fast reaction techniques to study excited states and free radicals

Recent grants and financial support has been obtained from EPSRC, The Wellcome Trust, A.I.C.R., Hoffmann-La Roche and Wella.


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Hornbeam Building
Keele University

Research centre address:
School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Guy Hilton Research Centre
Thornburrow Drive
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 674988

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