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Sophie Cole

Sophie Cole

Sophie Cole


Research Officer

Sophie joined the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) in November 2023 to work on health policy focused projects with the Health Foundation Research and Economic Analysis for the Long-term (REAL) Demand Centre.

Her primary focus is measuring health expenditure by disease area, both in the UK and internationally, using individual-level data. Sophie's research interests include mental health, health inequalities, and analysis using routinely collected data. 

Prior to her current position, Sophie completed a National Institute of Health and Care Research pre-doctoral fellowship at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford. This involved investigating the health dimensions of individuals with rare chronic diseases, such as X-linked hypophosphaetemia and Osteogenesis imperfecta, with a particular focus on mental health. 

She began working at NDORMS in September 2019, after completing an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York. During that time, Sophie completed a thesis on the effects of maternal and paternal mental health during pregnancy on child outcomes.