Sophia Auld

Sophia Auld

Sophia Auld is a health and medical writer who uses 25+ years of healthcare experience to create engaging, accurate and evidence-based content that inspires people to make positive health choices. She especially enjoys translating complex health research findings into helpful, easy-to-read articles. Her health features have appeared in numerous publications, including The Saturday Paper, Sunday Life, MiNDFOOD, Good Health, Wellbeing, Breathe, The New Daily, and Kidspot.

Sophia knows small lifestyle changes can make a big difference to health. She tries to practice what she preaches by following a (mostly) healthy diet, being active and staying connected with friends and family. She also writes about education, property, lifestyle and technology.

Physiotherapy and Pilates

Before becoming a full-time writer, Sophia was a physio for nearly 30 years. Her early career was spent working in musculoskeletal and sports private practice, helping people recover from injuries and surgery and better manage chronic conditions. Exercise formed a vital part of her rehabilitation tool belt. Sophia later trained as a Pilates instructor to give her patients more options for recovery and performance.

Aged and Community Care

After having children, Sophia found flexible work in the aged care and community rehabilitation field. She worked across residential aged care facilities, a rehabilitation hospital and in people’s homes. Supporting people to recover after illness or injury, maintain their independence and improve their quality of life was extremely rewarding.

Complementary Therapies

Sophia has always been interested in complementary therapies and conducted studies in naturopathy and herbal medicine before her kids arrived. She continues to be interested in natural medicines and how western and complementary therapies can work together for better health outcomes.

Neuroscience and Brain Health

Sophia has a particular fascination with neuroscience, with neurobiology being her favourite undergraduate subject. She can’t resist reading practical neuroscience findings and has written about memory research, brain health and dementia – the leading cause of death for Australian women.

Health and Technology

Another area that intrigues Sophia is the intersection between technology and health. She has written about robotics in surgery and rehabilitation, the role of AV over IP in surgery, and biometric security technology, among other topics.

More About Sophia Auld

Sophia is an avid reader who loves a good biography or non-fiction book about the brain, habits, business and writing. If someone would pay Sophia to study, she’d be a perpetual student. She has completed a number of subjects towards an MA in Writing and Literature, including editing. She enjoys bushwalking, drinking coffee and hanging out with friends and family. Sophia also trained as a scuba instructor and has dived in Fiji, Florida and various places around Australia, including diving with sharks on the New South Wales coast. To learn more, visit Sophia at LinkedIn.

Most Recent Contributions by Sophia Auld

Australian Alcohol Guidelines: How to Stay Safe When Drinking

In December 2020, the government released new Australian alcohol guidelines. Based on four years of extensive evidence reviews, these are de ... Read More

Bluebottle Stings: Your Essential Guide to Symptoms and Treatment

Bluebottle stings can be excruciating, though they're rarely dangerous. Fortunately, bluebottle sting treatment is simple (and no, you don't ... Read More

IVF Success Rates in Australia: Your Essential Guide

To successfully conceive through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), it's vital you know the factors that can impact your chances of success. Thes ... Read More

The Health Benefits of Eating Australian Lamb

Few meats are as quintessentially Australian as lamb, but it's more than a tasty Australia Day meat. The health benefits of eating lamb as p ... Read More

Your Ultimate Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

The most recent Australian healthy eating guidelines were released in 2013. They are a set of evidence-based recommendations designed to hel ... Read More

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