Sophie graduated from the University of Warwick with a first class BEng (Hons) degree in 2010. Having ignited a passion for research, Sophie went on to study for a PhD in the Warwick Manufacturing Group under the supervision of Dr Kajal Mallick. Funded by a Chancellor’s scholarship, her research explored different calcium phosphate synthesis methods, and the development of a 3D ink-jet printing method to manufacture porous structures intended for use in bone tissue engineering.
Following completion of her studies in 2013, Sophie was awarded an Early Career Fellowship and continued to work as a Project Engineer within the material’s research group at WMG. Sophie joined the Tissue Regeneration and Interface Lab (TRAILab) in 2014 as a Research Fellow under the supervision of Professor Liam Grover. During this time she worked on a project to design and additively manufacture novel implants with embedded therapeutics.
Sophie was appointed as a Lecturer in Healthcare Technologies (September 2016) at the University of Birmingham. She now leads a team focused on medical device innovation through advanced manufacturing and biomaterials.