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Amy Prescott joined Brunel in October 2017 as a Doctoral Researcher in the College of Health and Life Sciences after completing an MSc in Sports Psychology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Amy’s research is situated within the Centre for Health Effects of Radiological and Chemical Agents (CHRCH), which is funded by the Nuclear Community Charity Fund (NCCF) through funds received by the Armed Forces Covenant Aged Veterans Fund and Brunel University London. Amy’s study (British Nuclear Test Veterans: The complexities of identity, health and wellbeing and the ageing process) is supervised by Professor Louise Mansfield and Dr. Ali John. This project utilises a life history and narrative approach to understand the lived experiences and stories of the British nuclear test veteran community. Amy is using creative nonfiction to represent the voices of her participants. Amy’s research interests include ageing, physical activity/leisure and community actives in older age, loneliness and isolation, and wellbeing.