Postgraduate Research Student
Sophie completed an MPsych in Advanced Psychology at Plymouth University in 2016 where she investigated immersive virtual reality techniques and cognitive function. Following a year in work and a period spent travelling in Australia and parts of South East Asia, she joined the University of Exeter in January 2018 to commence investigations into public perceptions of the marine ecosystem with regards to human health and well-being.
Sophie’s general research interests include mental health and well-being investigating how it can be improved through novel techniques.
Outside of University her interests include walking by the coast, surfing, running and travelling.
2016: MPsych Advanced Psychology (1st class honours)
Sophie’s PhD is entitled ‘Public perceptions of the risks and benefits of marine ecosystems for human health and wellbeing: An environmental psychology approach’
UEMS PhD Studentship (awarded January 2018)
Primary supervisor: Dr Mathew White
Secondary supervisors: Dr Ruth Garside
Dr Sabine Pahl