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Sophie Cole

Sophie Cole

Sophie Cole

MSc


Research Officer

I joined HERC in November 2023 to work on health policy focused projects with the Health Foundation REAL Demand Centre. My primary focus will be on measuring health expenditure by disease area, both in the UK and internationally, using individual-level data. My research interests include mental health, health inequalities, and analysis using routinely collected data. 

Prior to my current position, I completed an NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship at 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. 

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