Sophie is an Anaplastologist specialising in external prosthetic rehabilitation of the face and body. She is visiting prosthetist, and member of the multidisciplinary cranio-maxillofacial reconstruction team, and comprehensive ear clinic at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Association memberships include the Institute for Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (IMPT), the International Anaplastology Association (IAA), and the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation (ISMR). She is a member of the ISMR Facial Prosthetics special interest group, and serves as co-chair on the IAA Clinical Anaplastology Guidelines committee.
Her career in prosthetics spans over 20 years and combines a foundation in both the arts (prosthetics for film and television) and health sciences. After starting a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences at Southern Cross university, she gained early acceptance into King’s College London where she graduated with a Masters of Science in Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation.
Research interests include quality of life impacts of facial prosthesis, and integration of emerging digital technologies. Clinical interests include reconstructive prosthetics of the face, breast, hand, and foot.
Sophie is passionate about reconstructive prosthetics. Particularly how the intersection of art practice, health science, and new technologies are evolving this field forward. She collaborates regularly with other specialties to give the best outcome for people requiring facial prostheses and in addition has worked for a number of years within and alongside limb prosthetic facilities providing custom silicone solutions to amputees.
Sophie’s practice Prosthetic Art Technology is located in beautiful Northern NSW, she serves a large geographical area of the Australian east coast and holds satellite prosthetic clinics in Brisbane, Newcastle, and Sydney. She collaborates with reconstructive teams at most major hospitals in QLD and NSW in the provision of facial prosthetics for patients in need.
Sophie’s mission is to provide person-centered, aesthetically excellent, and clinically sound prostheses.