Nick Firth, BSc (UoS), BA (UoS), DClinPsy (UoS)

Nick_Firth

Address:
Mental Health Research Unit
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Office: 3038

Tel: (+44) (0) 114 222 6387
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

Email: nick.firth@shef.ac.uk / n.firth@shef.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-1984-6869

Biography

I have studied and worked at the University of Sheffield for over ten years, across ScHARR, Psychology and Computer Science. I am currently a research associate in the Mental Health Research Unit, and I am part of the Centre for Psychological Services Research. I am a qualified clinical psychologist. I work clinically with adults with long term conditions, at the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust. I am also the Research Champion for the Trust’s Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion division. I am working on developing my career as a clinical academic.

Research interests

  • Effectiveness of psychological therapy, therapists, and providers.
  • Unexplained differences between therapists in clinical outcomes (aka therapist effects).
  • The impact of explanatory variables on therapy outcomes – particularly regarding deprivation.
  • Multilevel modelling methods.
  • Analysis of large N data.

Projects

  • Provider and sector variation in psychotherapy outcomes (with David Saxon and Michael Barkham)
  • Change in magnitude of therapist effects over time (with Rob Johns, Michael Barkham, Stephen Kellett, and David Saxon)
  • The relationship between socioecomic deprivation and psychotherapy outcomes (with Megan Finegan and Jaime Delgadillo)

Chapters

  • Bellhouse, F., Hague, B., & Firth, N. (2016). Competency assessment: the supervisees’ perspective. In D. Pickvance (Ed.), Cognitive Analytic Supervision: A relational approach. Routledge.

Journal articles