BA (Sociology), MA (Methods of Social Research), PhD.

Career History

Sophie joined Kada in October 2021, after completing her PhD at the Centre of Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR). Her PhD investigated the impacts of Universal Credit on health and wellbeing, emotions and the ‘self’ and adopted a longitudinal qualitative approach using in-depth interviews and participant solicited diaries. Sophie has also worked as an Associate Researcher at CRESR and Associate Lecturer and Sheffield Hallam University.

Sophie was promoted to Principal Researcher in February 2023.

Key Strengths

Sophie is an insightful researcher with excellent qualitative and project management skills, and as natural problems solver enjoys working on complex and challenging projects. During her time at Kada, she has worked with clients to deliver high-quality impactful reports including programme evaluations, recommendation reports, strategies, sector studies, and baseline evaluations. Sophie has strengths in interviewing stakeholders and people with lived experience, co-designing and delivering workshops, and analysing and synthesising complex information into accessible documents.

Sophie has experience of working across a range of areas including health and wellbeing, sustainability, innovation, and skills, education and employability. She has particular research interests in health and wellbeing, skills and inclusion, and projects which explore lived experiences of poverty and social security

Outside of Work

Sophie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She likes to explore new places; her last trip was to Budapest. Sophie loves reading, cooking, and making jams and chutneys.

Interesting Fact

Sophie likes to collect vintage homeware especially teapots.