Saphsa joined the Hull Health Trials Unit as a clinical trials manager in 2022.
Saphsa commenced her PhD in Health Studies in 2019 at the Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research, University of Hull (UoH). Her research has focussed on the relationship between physical activity, alcohol consumption, and determinants of health in adolescents aged between 13-17.
Prior to joining UoH, Saphsa worked as a research assistant for six years at the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge (UoC). While working at UoC, Saphsa completed a Masters in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London. Saphsa has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
Saphsa is an Associate Researcher at the Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFKA) in Scotland. She has been actively involved in the Process Evaluation of STAR, a centre which seeks to reunite siblings which have been separated in care. Saphsa also serves as a Committee Member at Hull YPI Tennis Club.
Codling, S, Phillips T, Martin R, Huang C, Smith, L. Oral Presentation: The complexity of physical activity and alcohol consumption in adolescents aged 13-16 years: Cross-sectional analysis of Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children data (ALSPAC). HEPA Europe, 11-13th September 2023, Leuven, Belgium
Codling, S, Phillips T, Martin R, Huang C, Smith, L. Poster: How do differences in levels of physical activity impact on alcohol consumption in adolescents aged 11-17? Findings from a critical review. SSA Annual Conference 3rd-4th November 2022, Bristol, UK
Codling, S, Phillips T, Martin, C.R., Huang C, Smith, L. Oral Presentation: Associations between physical activity and risk of alcohol-related harm in early to mid-adolescence: Secondary data analysis using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Kettil Bruun, Helsinki Finland, 31st May to 4th June 2021.