Sophie and her innovation, Sleepio, were supported by the NIA from 2015-2018.

Sophie studied medicine at the University of Nottingham before developing an interest in healthcare innovation. She has worked in strategic and communications roles across the public and private sector.

Sophie completed her PhD at UCL in 2013, which explored the mechanisms linking work stress, wellbeing and cardiovascular disease. A workplace evaluation of a mindfulness app led to an interest in digital medicine.

Sleepio is an app that provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help users sleep better.