Double BA with Double Honours: Modern and Economic History and Politics; University of London MA: Modern Power, Culture and Society; University of London Currently completing a PhD in Public Health at University of Technology, Sydney
Sophie joined the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in 2019 after teaching casually in the Faculty of Science since 2017.
In addition to extensive and varied national and international research experience —including working for an action research organisation for number of years in South East Asia—Sophie has attained a double BA with double Honours and a Masters degree from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Sophie is currently completing her PhD in Public Health from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) where she was awarded a scholarship nestled in an ARC discovery project that is a national sociological study on the self-care (including physical activity and exercise) of women with chronic conditions. The focus of Sophie’s research is on health services utilisation and self-care of older Australian women with sleeping problems.
Exercise, Health and Disease
Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
Indigenous people: Sport, identity and culture
Sophie is particularly interested in health equity amongst various disadvantaged groups. Other areas of research and interest include: ageing and self-care including physical activity; gender and sport; gender and physical activity; ageing and chronic illness; the politics and sociology of health and sport; preventive medicine; physical activity as medicine; yoga and health and Indigenous health