Sophie Allcock | PhD Student

Allcock, Sophie

Sophie is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Manj Sandhu. Her research focuses on infectious disease epidemiology in Africa. Sophie is also a Communications Editor for the journal ‘Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics’.

I joined the Sandhu Group in September 2014 as a Research Administrative Assistant, working on a variety of projects in Africa and the UK. I commenced my PhD with the group in October 2015, focusing on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in Africa.

Alongside my PhD, I am also a Communications Editor for the journal ‘Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics’ (GHEG), published by Cambridge University Press (http://gheg-journal.co.uk/). I am involved in the promotion of the journal and its content through social media platforms as well as delivering topical scientific blogs for its dedicated website

I have a background in the biological sciences, obtaining a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Leeds in 2013, with a focus on infection and immunity and the cell biology of disease. I went on to complete an MSc in Medical Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2013-14). During this time I particularly focused on malaria and, for my thesis, I conducted an economic analysis of funding gaps for malaria control in Africa, in line with health care funding targets set out in the Abuja Declaration.

Allcock, Sophie
Sophie's Timeline
2015

PhD, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

2014

Research Administrative Assistant, University of Cambridge & Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

MSc Medical Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

2013

BSc Biological Sciences, University of Leeds