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Senior Technical Advisor, RhEACH

BPsych (Hons) MAppEpi PhD

Sophie is an epidemiologist with over 10 years’ experience in operational health research in low and middle income countries. Her work has primarily focused the delivery of maternal and child health services to vulnerable populations, management of childhood pneumonia and vaccine impact evaluation.

Prior to joining Telethon she worked with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, where she was an investigator on grants totalling over $10 million from funding agencies including the GAVI Alliance and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She was based in the Philippines during 2009-10 as Country Manager for a multi-country activity to support the use of local evidence to guide prioritisation and planning for maternal and child health. More recently, she co-led an evaluation of the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction in Mongolia.

Sophie has worked extensively as a consultant to the UN and other agencies in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. She joined Telethon Kids Institute in May 2017 as a Senior Technical Advisor with RhEACH, based at the World Heart Federation in Geneva.