Sophie is currently in the process of completing her PhD in Exercise Metabolism & Performance Nutrition. She gained work experience with UK Sport whilst studying for her BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences. After completing her undergraduate degree program at the University of Birmingham, she began working with England Rugby as a Sports Nutrition intern before starting her PhD in October 2010. Sophie has also completed the International Olympic Committee Post-Graduate Diploma of Sports Nutrition. After taking a short break from her PhD to support the men's and women's basketball teams at the London 2012 Olympic games as their performance nutritionist, Sophie transferred to Loughborough University to complete her PhD. Sophie is due to complete her PhD in 2014.