Sophie Hide

Senior Investigation Science Educator

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Sophie has a career that spans human factors and social sciences and has worked in both practitioner and research roles across a range of sectors.

She had a first career as a nurse, specialising in occupational health. This was followed by an MSc and, later, a PhD in ergonomics, with the focus of the latter on underlying systems failures in construction sector accidents.

Her roles have included applied studies for New Zealand Crown Research Institutes and government agencies, spanning construction, forestry and public health issues.