Sophie Phillips

Faculty of Social Sciences

Doctoral researcher


Research Interests
Sophie is a second year PhD student in the School of Education, at the University of Sheffield researching autistic women’s experiences in higher education focusing on wellbeing. Her methods focus on using creative expression and interviews.

Besides from her PhD, Sophie is involved with the Nottinghamshire Autism Police
Partnership, based the University of Nottingham, with the aim of changing the way in which neurodivergent people are treated within the police system.

Holloway, C., Munro, N., Jackson, J., Phillips, S. & Ropar, D. (2020). Exploring the autistic and police perspectives of the custody process through a participative walkthrough. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 97(1). doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2019.103545

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