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Zoë Firth

Research Assistant

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.  

Research interests: 

  • 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 

Zoë Firth
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