Ms Sophie Westwood
Profiles

Ms Sophie Westwood

Social Prescribing Research Assistant

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

As a research assistant and consultant I have worked on a number of projects ultimately concerned with reducing health inequalities, which often includes reducing environmental inequalities at the same time. I have experience working for an environmental non-governmental organisation abroad and as a primary school teacher and childminder in the UK. I bring knowledge of the third sector, mixed methods research and education, with a particular interest in children and young people as a demographic cohort, to my work.

Qualifications

  • MSc Anthropology and Ecology of Development - 2004
  • PGCE Early Years Teaching Qualification - 2006
  • BA (Hons) Social Anthropology with Devleopment Studies - 2003

Research

Research

Research interests

  • reducing inequalities
  • peripheral communities
  • social prescribing
  • complex systems
  • participatory methods
  • children and young people as a cohort
  • pedagogy as a public health issue
  • access to quality greenspaces

Grants & contracts

  • Shortlisted for SWDTP ESRC 1+3 studentship - 2020

Publications

Publications

Internet Publications

Whalley, S., Aitken, P. and Lee, W. (2020) Report of the 5th Survey of Liaison Psychiatry in England (LPSE-5). NHS England.

Whalley, S., Aitken, P. and Lee, W. (2019) Report of the 4th Survey of Liaison Psychiatry in England (LPSE-4). NHS England.

Whalley, S. & Whalley, B. (2019) Evaluating the Active Neighbourhoods Project (Site Survey Analysis), Pymouth City Council.