Sonia is a Translational Research Fellow. Her research expertise centres on investigating the intricate mechanisms associated with both acute and chronic pain within the brain.

Sonia's Fellowship research seeks to integrate this knowledge into real-world scenarios using the Vsimulator platform. Specifically, the focus is directed towards disentangling the neural dynamics in individuals experiencing chronic pain and anxiety during everyday challenging situations, such as commuting on public transport. The overarching goal is to devise therapeutic VR-based protocols that aim to rehabilitate maladaptive cycles of anxiety, commonly contributing to the perpetuation and exacerbation of pain symptoms, in a precise and personalised manner for each patient.