Sophie is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Manj Sandhu. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology in Africa. She joined the Sandhu Group in September 2014 as a Research Administrative Assistant, working on a variety of projects in Africa and the UK.
Alongside her PhD, Sophie is also a Communications Editor for the journal ‘Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics’ (GHEG), published by Cambridge University Press (http://gheg-journal.co.uk/). She is involved in the promotion of the journal and its content through social media platforms as well as delivering topical scientific blogs for its dedicated website.
Sophie has a background in the biological sciences, obtaining a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Leeds in 2013, with a focus on infection and immunity and the cell biology of disease. She went on to complete an MSc in Medical Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2013-14). During this time Sophie particularly focused on malaria and, for her thesis, she conducted an economic analysis of funding gaps for malaria control in Africa, in line with health care funding targets set out in the Abuja Declaration.