With more than two decade's experience working with voice - as a voice coach, actor, singer, singing teacher, and in-house editor - Sophie is passionate about the ability for voice to improve engagement, presence and relationships.
Her experience working in both the Arts and Business fields made her realise that, as an unregulated field, practical vocal work would benefit from a much more solid underpinning through programmed research. This led to her studying vocal anatomy, the impact of emotions on the vocal mechanism and the real life impact of language, melody, rhythm and tone on conversational outcomes.
Sophie now works in a research-informed way, incorporating Linklater voicework, Gestalt Coaching, Sustained Dialogue skills, as well as using conversation analysis tools to help people improve their communication skills everywhere.
She combines her practical voice work with her role as Lecturer in Vocal Pedagogy for Voice Study Centre, and Associate Lecturer for the University of Wales Trinity St David. Sophie mentors and tutors students on work-based research, all of which must be practically applied to Vocal Pedagogy, Performance Coaching, or Singing for Health work.
An alumnus of Cambridge University, The Oxford School of Drama, and University of Wales, Trinity St David’s, Sophie engages in regular professional development. She is Associate Editor of The VASTA Voice (2023), taking on an editorial role in 2024.