Dr Sophie Dilworth is a post-doctoral researcher and registered nurse. She is currently working with the Population Health Maternal Health Team at the University of Newcastle. This research aims to explore current levels of guideline recommended care for smoking, alcohol consumption and weight gain in pregnancy, health system barriers and to develop evidence-based practice change strategies to reduce modifiable chronic disease risks. Sophie also works as a Clinical Nurse Consultant with the Hunter New England Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre where her work focuses on research capacity building and optimising clinical research within Hunter New England Local Health District.
Sophie’s clinical and research interests include the psychosocial impacts of cancer and chronic disease, older people, people with dementia and the implementation of evidence to change practice. Sophie’s research has a translational focus using mixed method and qualitative research methodologies applied within the clinical setting.