Sophie Weston

Clinical Trial Monitor/Research Coordinator

Qualifications:

Master of Public Health, L'École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP), 2018; Bachelor of Science (Nursing), University of Tasmania, 2012; Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Psychology, English literature, French language), University of Sydney, 2010

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital

Biography: 

Sophie joined the Global and Tropical Health division in 2019 as Clinical Trial Monitor and Research Coordinator. She is part of a small team working on multi-centered clinical trials investigating primaquine use for P.vivax malaria in Asia Pacific and Africa, with current trials running in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Indonesia (PRIMA) and Nepal (SIRIN). Her work requires regular visits to field sites to conduct monitoring and training activities in collaboration with local investigators and clinic staff.

After receiving the Nicolas Baudin grant from the Embassy of France to study her MPH in Paris, Sophie worked for WHO in Copenhagen on health system strengthening for cancer screening and early diagnosis in the European region, and later in Greece with the Human Resources for Health (HRH) division. She has expertise in epidemiological, evaluative and health services research using capacity surveys and quantitative data.

Prior to this Sophie worked as a registered nurse with a specialisation in anaesthetics and intensive care. She held numerous assignments in large tertiary hospitals in Sydney and in low-resource rural and remote communities in Queensland and Torres Strait Islands. She is on the deployment roster for the International Red Cross for disasters and emergencies.

Sophie’s research interests include designing policy and practice changes, addressing the social-determinants of health, and helping less economically developed regions tackle the public health challenges they face.