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Sophie Jones

Ms Sophie Jones

Senior Public Involvement Officer, DECIPHer

School of Social Sciences

+44 29208 70285
sbarc|spark, Room 03.14, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


Senior Public Involvement Officer, DECIPHer

Job Role

I am the Senior Public Involvement Officer for the Centre for Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer).

I am responsible for and lead the ALPHA  (Advice Leading To Public Health Improvement) young people’s research advisory group under the direction of the DECIPHer Executive Team. My role involves working closely with colleagues, young people, members of the public and external collaborators to produce consultation, innovation and improvement projects and programmes for young people; specifically, on public health and care related matters, including evidencing and recording involvement, suitable approaches to working with young people and how best to involve young people throughout the duration of research studies.


Msc Applied Public Health, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2021-2024

PGCE PCET - Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2021

BA Hons Youth and Community Work - Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2018



  • 2021 - Present  Senior Public Involvement Officer, DECIPHer. Cardiff University
  • 2019 - Present  Youth Work Tutor, Adult Learning Wales
  • 2018 - 2021  Youth Worker, DECIPHer, Cardiff University
  • 2019 - 2021  Youth Particpation Worker, Caerphilly Youth Forum, Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • 2018 -  2019  Participation Development Officer, Children in Wales
  • 2016 - 2019  Youth Support Worker, Cardiff City Council
  • 2014 - 2015  Business and Administration Apprentice, Crown Prosecution Service

Education and Qualifications

  • MSc Applied Public Health (Starting September 2021)
  • PGCE PCET, Cardiff Metropolitan Uinviersity
  • BA Hons Youth and Community Work
  • Level 3 Play Work Management