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Mrs Sonia Newman BSc Midwifery, PGDip Public Health Practice [SCPHN]

Patient & Public Involvement Officer

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Mrs Sonia Newman is a Patient and Public Involvement Officer within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Sonia began her career in Women and Children’s Health in 1996.  In 1999, she was involved in setting up a home based teaching service for babies and children (0-3 years) with complex needs and their families.  In 2013, Sonia graduated from the University of Southampton as a Midwife and continued in education, qualifying as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting).  She moved into research in 2015, working at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre as a Senior Research Assistant within the Identification and Prioritisation Team of the Health Technology Assessment programme, specifically within the Women and Children’s Health panel, identifying and developing research questions for the commissioned work stream.  As part of that role, she took on the temporary Patient and Public Involvement lead.  Since then, Sonia has been a Research Midwife on a large international clinical trial and is a community Paediatric Research Nurse/Facilitator for Solent NHS Trust. 

In December 2018, Sonia joined the Patient and Public Involvement team at Primary Care and Population Science (PCPS) and is supported in her role by Dr Miriam Santer. Sonia facilitates and supports students and researchers with Patient and Public Involvement within PCPS. She works Tuesday pm, Thursday all day and Friday am and can be contacted at


Research interests

Sonia’s research interests include maternal mental health and eczema management in infants

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Affiliate research group

Primary care Research group

Mrs Sonia Newman
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST

Room Number: 9590 AHC/Room 109/S2

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