Miss Sophie Mason

Sophie Mason

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
PhD student

Contact details

Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Biomedicine
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sophie is a multidisciplinary PhD student funded through the School of Mathematics Alumni Scholarship scheme under the co-supervision of Professor John Terry and Dr Andrew Bagshaw. Her current research focuses on studying fMRI and EEG data to understand how different human chronotypes manifest in different functional networks. Her PhD thesis title is 'Dynamic Graph Theoretic Markers of Human Chronotype'


MSci Mathematics, University of Birmingham, 2019


Sophie is currently using fMRI data to research how the differing sleep patterns experienced by early and late chronotypes manifests in their functional networks.

In addition, she is analysing EEG data to see how sleep deprivation in intermediate chronotypes can affect the excitability of the brain network.

Prior to starting the PhD her focus was on Applied Mathematics with her MSci thesis focusing on Stefan type boundary layer problems. Achievement on this thesis as well as other taught modules resulted in Sophie earning the Andrew King Prize from the University of Birmingham for outstanding performance in Applied Mathematics.