Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sophie is the head of the Dengue Research Group at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU-Vietnam) and is a Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Development Fellow. She is a Physician in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine and holds an honorary consultant appointment at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK. She has a PhD from Imperial College London and an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Her work has been supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust, NMRC Singapore, the WHO, British Heart Foundation and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine.
Sophie is currently leading a large translational programme of dengue research, focusing on pathogenesis studies, precision medicine clinical trials and innovative technology centered on wearable devices, physiological monitoring and utilizing AI for medical imaging and clinical decision support systems. The group is also investigating the impact of climate change and global heating on dengue and other climate-sensitive diseases in Southeast Asia, through integration of novel digital technologies, remote patient monitors, mHealth initiatives and AI methodologies. The overall aim of the group is to improve dengue clinical outcomes in Viet Nam and globally.