Sophia Minshull was born, raised and educated in Chester. She started her career with the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Her first position was as an administrator, for the Army, at the old Western Command site, Queens Park, Chester.
Sophia worked for the MOD for 19 years, working with the Army, RAF and RM Commandos. She worked in various theatres in administrative and support roles.
In autumn 2004 Sophia was awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Service. Sophia left the MOD in 2006.
Sophia had many jobs after leaving the MOD including working at the local college, hospital and for two charities. Sophia joined the University of Chester in November 2011 as a clerical assistant in the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Sophia transferred to the Faculty of Health and Social Care where she was the Departmental Administrator for the Acute Adult Care department. She also provided administrative support to the Centre for Research and Innovation for Veteran’s Wellbeing (CRIVW).
Sophia joined BRICC in October 2019. Her main duties include, marketing and promotion of the department, project administration and providing support to department staff, visiting scholars, partners and students.