Sophie Cleanthous, PhD, CPsychol, Mixed Methods Senior Scientist, UK Team Lead
Sophie is a Chartered Health Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a member of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the UK Health & Care Professions Council.
Her PhD (University College London) thesis involved the exploration of health outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in a mixed methods study, and specifically the development and validation of a new patient reported outcome (PRO) instrument for uncertainty using modern psychometric methods.
Following her PhD, Sophie worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth focusing on psychometric analysis of clinical outcome assessments in neurology clinical trials (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease).
Sophie joined Modus Outcomes in November 2014 and has worked on COA development, validation and troubleshooting studies applying mixed qualitative and quantitative methodology, as well as advising on COA selection across various disease areas. She leads the conducting of literature reviews, qualitative research projects (including concept elicitation and cognitive debriefing methods), and quantitative research projects (primarily involving the application of Rasch Measurement Theory analysis for COA development, evaluation or interpretation).
Sophie is an Honorary Lecturer at City University, London with teaching activities related to psychometric techniques and questionnaire design.