Sophie is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Queensland. She has been interested in maritime law for many years, bolstered by an interest in shipping from a historical angle. She is hoping to continue to research in this area in future.

In 2019 onwards Sophie will be working with the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and the National University of Singapore to assist with a Comité Maritime Internationale (CMI) project, involving the establishment of a database of national judicial decisions implementing CMI-sponsored Conventions.