Sophia joined the university in 2021 .Prior to this she has worked in primarily acute and forensic mental health sectors across the life spectrum in statutory and non-statutory contexts, at local to global levels.
She has an independent psychological practice as an accredited BACP psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer delivering therapeutic interventions with associates. In the voluntary sector she has co-created counselling service provision with various communities and client groups. Sophia has lectured on psychotherapy, forensic psychology and health science courses at other UK universities.
Specific teaching and research interests encompass:
Societal constructions of mental health and emerging diagnostic paradigms.
Implications of digital technology and artificial intelligence for human relationships, identity and healthcare/therapeutic provision.
Digital competencies for future healthcare/psychological provision.
Self-reflexivity , philosophy and practice.