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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Sophie Gould

Dr Sophie Gould

NIHR Exeter BRC Training and Events Manager

 Medical School Building G.03


Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


As the NIHR Exeter BRC Training and Events Manager, I am responsible for the delivery of research training and a suite of associated capacity building and networking events designed to optimise partnership working and promote our translational research across the partnership. I also lead on the Centres Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy that cuts across all functions particularly training, PPIE and stakeholder engagement.


PhD Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter

BSc Zoology at the University of Exeter 


I completed my BSc in Zoology before undertaking a PhD at the University of Exeter, carrying out an integrated health effects analysis of antidepressants using zebrafish models. Following this, I managed the Zebrafish Facility held within the Aquatic Resources Centre at the University befre moving on to my current role.

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Journal articles

Gould SL, Winter MJ, Norton WHJ, Tyler CR (2021). The potential for adverse effects in fish exposed to antidepressants in the aquatic environment. Environ Sci Technol, 55(24), 16299-16312. Abstract.  Author URL.

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Office Hours:

I operate a flexible working pattern of hybrid working with 2-3 days in the office. Typically, my core working hours are 08:30am – 4:30pm.

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