Sophie is an Associate Lecturer in Musicianship at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She has a BA(Mod) in Music from Trinity College Dublin and a MSc in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music, London. Sophie was awarded her PhD from the University of Limerick in 2021.
Her doctoral research investigated the effects of group singing on the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia and their family carers. Sophie has worked as a musician in healthcare since 2015 and runs the Soothing Sounds music programme at Tallaght University Hospital.