Sophie Hocking

Dr Sophie Hocking

Lecturer in Biosciences, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1836
Office - 138
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus


I am an ecologist and botanist with a special interest in conservation and invasive plants. I am particularly interested in helping students develop field skills in terrestrial ecology, as well as the core skills needed to succeed as a biological scientist. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Conservation
  • Applied ecology
  • Invasive species
  • Microbial ecology
  • eDNA metabarcoding
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

As a field ecologist I support the Biology field course modules where I am able to share my love for natural history and plant ecology.
I also run BIO109: Core Skills for Biological Sciences and Year 1 (level 4) and BIO239: Ecological Microbiology and the Cycles of Life at Year 2 (Level 5).

I am interested in developing interactive and active learning methods to support students, using a student-centered approach to teaching.

Research Collaborations