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 Sophie Wood

Sophie Wood

Research Associate, CASCADE

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

+44 (0)29 2068 7202
12 Ffordd yr Amgueddfa, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3BD


I am a research associate on the 'What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care' project. My main research interests are older children in care, young people's mental health, youth justice system, secure accommodation and care leavers. My background is in the analysis and linkage of large health care records across the UK to look at patterns of care for adolescents with mental health disorders. However, I believe that a mixture of methods are required to answer complex questions, particularly in children's social care and I am interested in developing these skills.



  • University of Exeter (2013- 2014) - MSc Environment and Human Health: Distinction
  • University of Liverpool (2010- 2013) - BA Geography: First- Class Honours

Academic Positions 

  • Research Associate- CASCADE, Cardiff University (present)
  • Research Assistant  - Population Psychiatry, Suicide and Informatics, Swansea University (2018)
  • Research Assistant - Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University (2015 – 2018)
  • Research Assistant- European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter (2015)








Wood, S, et al. (2018) Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme: The Mental Healthcare ofYoung People and Young Adults, International Journal of Population Data Science, 3(3):114. DOI: 10.23889/ijpds.v3i4.705

Thayer, D. et al. (2018) What is an admission? A standardised approach to classifying inpatient episode data from multiple jurisdictions, International Journal of Population Data Science, 3(3):182. DOI: 10.23889/ijpds.v3i4.775

John, A. et al. (2018) Self-Harm, Suicidal Behaviours, and Cyberbullying in Children and Young People: Systematic Review, Journal of Medical Internet Research 20(4):e129, DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9044


Wood et al. (2017) Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programme: Health Care Utilisation, Care Pathways and Educational Status in Children and Young People with Adolescent Mental Health problems with a focus on Self harm, Eating Disorders and Anxiety and Depression, International Journal of Population Data Science, 1: 111, DOI: 10.23889/ijpds.v1i1.130


Wood et al. (2016) Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: A rural/urban perspective, Health & Place, 40:129-136, DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.05.010

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