Building on an integrated public health service and research career, Sophie has recently been appointed Director of Research & Development at West London NHS Trust, one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK. Sophie remains the Implementation Lead for National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London (ARC).
On completing public health specialty training, Sophie took up her first Consultant post with Bupa, where she was latterly the Head of Clinical & Cost Effectiveness. In 2016, she moved to Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (CWFT) in West London, becoming the first Public Health Consultant to be employed by the Trust and where she has been responsible for leading on a varied portfolio ranging from the development of hospital-based health improvement programmes to identifying opportunities for equitable service-recovery post COVID. Sophie is an experienced Educational Supervisor and secured CWFT's accreditation as a specialty training placement for Public Health Registrars. In 2022, she was seconded to NHS England as the interim Deputy Director of Behaviour Change, before taking up the Directorship with West London in early 2023.
Alongside her specialty role, Sophie has held Honorary appointments within the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College since 2011. In January 2018, she was made Honorary Senior Lecturer, and was appointed to the ARC in 2019. Sophie's current research focus is applied public health, with particular interests including evaluation of: evidence-informed healthcare commissioning and provision, including assessments of impact or value; public health policies or healthcare public health programmes using routine or existing data; and clinical pathway quality improvement approaches, particularly where this could prevent ill-health and support reduction of health inequalities.
Sophie holds degrees from: the University of Oxford; the Charité Medical School, Berlin; and Warwick Medical School. She is a Fellow of both the Faculty of Public Health, and The Royal Society for Public Health.