Sophie’s training and background is biomedical research. After her Ph. D. in medical biology (1999, Bordeaux University), Sophie has been in charge of several research projects at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research and bio engineering schools.
In 2005, she joined The French National Authority for Health (HAS) as project manager. From 2005 to 2011 she worked for its health technology assessment (HTA) department and performed several devices and procedures assessments. During this period, Sophie was always interested in the medical innovation field, she’s been involved in the International Information Network on New and Emerging Health Technologies (EuroScan) whose aim is to share information and development of methods for the early identification and assessment of new health-related technologies. In 2012, she joined the HAS office of guideline development. One part of her job is now to develop new tools and methods to improve the development and dissemination of the evidence based guidelines. In this context, she is member of the Accelerated Guideline Development Working Group to provide a method for helping the G-I-N-members to develop guidelines in an accelerated time frame without losing in scientific quality.