Sophie M. Allan


  • MED

  • HSC

Personal profile


Sophie M. Allan qualified as a clinical psychologist from the University of East Anglia in 2020. Prior to training she worked in a number of clinical, research and service user involvement roles in the NHS. After qualifiying she worked locally as a clinical psychologist with people experiencing psychosis. She began a part-time PhD in the School of Health Sciences in February 2023, investigating inequalities in treatment and long-term outcome of first episode psychosis. Sophie joined the ClinPsyD department as a Clinical Lecturer in September 2023.

Sophie is interested in (early) psychosis, at-risk mental states, pathways to care, health inequalities and service user involvement/co-production. Her work is informed by her own lived experience of recovery from mental health difficulties, as well as her clinical expertise.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 201730 Sep 2020

Master of Science, University of East London

1 Feb 201331 Aug 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Open University

1 Sep 201131 Aug 2012


  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Psychology & Psychological Therapies

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