Sophie is a paediatrician and has recently completed her training as a Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
She has a longstanding interest in medical ethics and completed her MA in Bioethics at New York University in 2012 with the support of a Fulbright scholarship. She held an Academic Clinical Fellowship at King’s College London during her paediatric training where she conducted qualitative research looking at parental decision-making following an antenatal diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She has also worked as a researcher at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, developing future work topics for the Council.
Her DPhil will examine the ethical considerations in providing antenatal palliative care. Sophie is co-registered at the Ethox Centre in the Nuffield Department of Population Health and at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics where she is supervised by Professor Dominic Wilkinson. She is supported by a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship for Health Professionals in Humanities and Social Science.