Sophie Claeys graduated in 2014 as master of science in healthcare management and policy, after she got her bachelor degree of nursing in 2012. She started working as a nurse on the hospital ward cardiology/pneumology in AZ Sint-Lucas. She has always been interested in clinical trials. Since January 2016 she is working as an IBD nurse and study nurse at the AZ Sint-Lucas IBD Clinic in Ghent.

In 2018 she joined the board of the Belgian IBD Nurses and Study coordinators association (BINAstoria) where she is responsible for the communication and the liaison with the Crohn and Colitis Organisation (CCV) .