Zoë Firth is a Research Assistant at the CAMHS Digital Lab.
After an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, she completed a MSc in Clinical Linguistics at the Universities of Groningen, Potsdam, and Eastern Finland, with a thesis investigating the relationship between auditory hallucinations and the processing of self-generated speech.
She has worked in inpatient psychiatric care as a Healthcare Assistant at the Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit, as well as in the nonprofit sector, leading Bloom, an online support service for survivors of gender-based violence. Within the CAMHS Digital Lab, Zoë currently works primarily on the Five Minute Speech Sample project, where data from the longitudinal E-Risk study is being used to analyse if mothers’ speech samples can be used to predict mental illness in their children.
Early detection of mental illness
Innovative interventions in mental healthcare (e.g., digital therapies, neurofeedback)
Self-harm and suicide
Language processing in schizophrenia
Trauma-informed service design