Dr. Sophie Kay, D.Phil, is a professional researcher working in genealogy and genetics. Her background is in mathematics and interdisciplinary cancer research and she holds a doctorate in Systems Biology from the University of Oxford, where she also taught mathematics, statistics and computational bioscience from 2008 to 2014.
Sophie is an experienced educator, with particular interest in teaching research skills and collaborative, open working practices. She has Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and was founding director of the award-winning Open Science Training Initiative from 2012 to 2019, which she founded during her time as one of the inaugural Panton Fellows with the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Sophie currently serves as a volunteer on the User Advisory Group of the UK National Archives, with particular interest in diversity and inclusion within the archive sector. She is also part of the team behind #AncestryHour on Twitter, which takes place at 7pm (GMT/BST) every Tuesday.
All opinions and content presented on Sophie’s blog “The Parchment Rustler” are personal, and should not be assumed to represent these organisations in any way, unless otherwise stated.