Dr Sophie Rowland-Coomber
Sophie is a Research Associate in Social Science in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Sophie has a PhD in Social Policy from University of Kent, where she also obtained a MA in Modern History. Sophie's interests lie in practices of involving patients in health research and understanding healthcare within personal and community settings. Her current work focuses on understanding information needs of stroke survivors, health professional and policy makers and how this relates to wider discussions on the informal costs of care. Prior to starting this role, Sophie worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Services, Research and Policy, within NIHR-funded School for Public Health Research (SPHR) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The project aimed to evaluate an area-based public health initiative in London Local Authorities. Sophie has also previously worked at the University of Surrey as a Research Fellow in Sociology and University of Kent as an Associate Lecturer in Social Sciences.