Dr Joseph Firth is a Research Fellow at the NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University in Australia.
His research investigates novel interventions for improving physical and mental health outcomes in young people with psychiatric conditions, particularly psychotic disorders. Dr Firth’s research interests also include nutritional interventions for mental health, and investigating how digital technologies (including mHealth) can be harnessed to facilitate and improve psychiatric care.
He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in leading medical journals, and his research has been covered by over 500 news articles worldwide. Dr Firth is a recipient of the NICM Blackmores Institute Fellowship.
Blackmores Institute caught up with Dr Firth recently to hear more about his research and learn what he’d recommend practitioners can take from his research to support their patients.