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Sophie Smart
Sophie Smart

Sophie Smart

Research Worker

  • Part-time PhD Student

Biography

Sophie joined the STRATA project and the Department of Psychosis Studies, in September 2015. She works with people who have schizophrenia/psychosis and is currently using prediction modelling and genetics to predict resistance to antipsychotic treatment. Sophie is part of – and coordinates - an international collaboration of researchers whose aim is to identify clinical and genetic predictors of treatment resistance in psychosis, using data collected from longitudinal cohorts (STRATA-G). Sophie holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Psychiatric Research from KCL. 

Research Interests

  • Psychosis 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Genomics 
  • Prediction modelling 
  • Open and reproducible science 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Sophie volunteers for two charities, one national and one local to London, which both focus on suicide prevention. 

 

Research

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STRATA - Schizophrenia: Treatment Resistance and Therapeutic Advances

People with schizophrenia suffer from a range of symptoms including hallucinations (such as hearing voices), delusions (false beliefs) and thought disorder (thoughts not flowing in a logical way).

Sophie has delivered lectures on predicting treatment resistance to trainees on the Biostatistics and Health Informatics Department’s Prediction Modelling Autumn School, and the genetics of psychosis to clinical psychiatry trainees via the Maudsley Training Programme. She has previously taught statistics and research methodology on the Psychology BSc as a graduate teaching assistant. 

Research

neuron-communication-receptor-STRATA-Schizophrenia-hero
STRATA - Schizophrenia: Treatment Resistance and Therapeutic Advances

People with schizophrenia suffer from a range of symptoms including hallucinations (such as hearing voices), delusions (false beliefs) and thought disorder (thoughts not flowing in a logical way).

Sophie has delivered lectures on predicting treatment resistance to trainees on the Biostatistics and Health Informatics Department’s Prediction Modelling Autumn School, and the genetics of psychosis to clinical psychiatry trainees via the Maudsley Training Programme. She has previously taught statistics and research methodology on the Psychology BSc as a graduate teaching assistant.