Centre Administrator
University of Sussex Business School
+44 (0)1273 873732

I am the University of Sussex Centre Administrator for the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre, assisting with the coordination of the centre as a whole.


Sophie came to the UK and joined the University of Sussex in 2012. She previously worked as a the coordinator of two successive student mental health projects.

She has two Masters degrees (Epidemiology and Science and Technology Policy) and a PhD in Development Studies.

She is interested in supporting researchers generally but has special interests in academic culture and how to better support researchers who are neurodiverse and with disabilities.

Valeix, C. Morris, R. Moss. 2021. Mitigating Social Dilemmas in Postgraduate Researcher Mental Health and Wellbeing Projects Implementation: Critical Reflections from Three Former Implementers. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, Special Issue: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Postgraduate Research.

Berry, C., Niven, J. E., Chapman, L. A., Valeix, S., Roberts, P. E., & Hazell, C. M. 2021. A mixed-methods investigation of mental health stigma, absenteeism and presenteeism among UK postgraduate researchers. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, Special Issue: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Postgraduate Research.

Hazell, C. M., Chapman, L., Valeix, S. F., Roberts, P., Niven, J. E., & Berry, C. (2020). Understanding the mental health of doctoral researchers: a mixed methods systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-synthesis. Systematic reviews, 9(1), 1-30.

Berry, S. Valeix, J. Niven, L. Chapman, P. Roberts, C. Hazell. 2020. Hanging in the balance: Conceptualising doctoral researcher mental health as a dynamic balance across key tensions characterising the PhD experience. International Journal of Educational Research.

S.F. Valeix, 2018. One Health Integration: A Proposed Framework for a Study on Veterinarians and Zoonotic Disease Management in Ghana. Frontiers in veterinary science, 5.

S. Valeix, C.Stein & K.Bardosh Knowledge flows in One Health: the evolution of scientific collaboration networks, chapter 3 in Bardosh, K. (Ed.). 2016. One Health: Science, Politics and Zoonotic Disease in Africa. Routledge.

Paul, M. C., Figuié, M., Kovitvadhi, A., Valeix, S., Wongnarkpet, S., Poolkhet, C. & Binot, A. 2015. Collective resistance to HPAI H5N1 surveillance in the Thai cockfighting community: Insights from a social anthropology study. Preventive veterinary medicine, 120(1), 106-114.

S. Valeix, L.G.S. Lokugalappatti, P. Abeyanake, T. Prasad, A.D.N Chandrasiri, S.L.A. Daniel, C. Stephen, & F.A. Leighton. 2011. A feasibility study for establishment of a national wildlife health centre in Sri Lanka. Scientific and Technical Review of the OIE.