Nick Firth, BSc (UoS), BA (UoS), DClinPsy (UoS)
Mental Health Research Unit
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0) 114 222 6387
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
I have studied and worked at the University of Sheffield for around fifteen years, across ScHARR, Psychology and Computer Science. I am currently completing an ICA (integrated clinical academic) doctoral research fellowship. I am a qualified clinical psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology. I work clinically with adults with long term conditions, at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust. Until commencing the fellowship I held a role as Research Facilitator for the Trust’s Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion division, and I maintain links with the Trust’s Research Team.
- Effectiveness of psychological interventions/therapies, therapists, and providers/clinics (particular focus on IAPT).
- Unexplained differences in clinical outcomes between therapists, clinics, and neighbourhoods (a.k.a. therapist effects, clinic effects, and neighbourhood effects).
- The impact of explanatory variables on psychological intervention outcomes – particularly the role of area-level deprivation.
- Multilevel modelling methods.
- Analysis of large N data.
Current, Recent, and Planned Projects
- Clinic and neighbourhood effects in IAPT access, dropout, and clinical outcomes (with Alicia O’Cathain, Michael Barkham, Jaime Delgadillo)
- Understanding deprivation related mechanisms impacting on IAPT outcomes (with Alicia O’Cathain, Michael Barkham, Jaime Delgadillo)
- The relationship between socioecomic deprivation and psychotherapy outcomes (with Megan Finegan and Jaime Delgadillo)
- The impact of distance (and deprivation) on psychological intervention utilisation and outcomes
- Understanding factors contributing to neighbourhood effects
- Bellhouse, F., Hague, B., & Firth, N. (2016). Competency assessment: the supervisees’ perspective. In D. Pickvance (Ed.), Cognitive Analytic Supervision: A relational approach. Routledge.
- Firth N, Saxon D, Stiles WB & Barkham M (2019) Therapist and clinic effects in psychotherapy: a three-level model of outcome variability. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(4), 345-356. View this article in WRRO
- Wojnarowski C, Firth N, Finegan M & Delgadillo J (2019) Predictors of depression relapse and recurrence after cognitive behavioural therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy. View this article in WRRO
- Firth N, Delgadillo J, Kellett S & Lucock M (2019) The influence of socio-demographic similarity and difference on adequate attendance of group psychoeducational cognitive behavioural therapy. Psychotherapy Research. View this article in WRRO
- Barkham M, Delgadillo J, Firth N & Saxon D (2018) LA EVIDENCIA BASADA EN LA PRÁCTICA Y LA LEY DE LA VARIABILIDAD: EFECTIVIDAD DEL TRATAMIENTO, EFECTOS DEL TERAPEUTA Y MÁS. REVISTA ARGENTINA DE CLINICA PSICOLOGICA, XXVII. View this article in WRRO
- Finegan M, Firth N, Wojnarowski C & Delgadillo J (2018) Associations between socioeconomic status and psychological therapy outcomes: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Depression and Anxiety. View this article in WRRO
- Saxon D, Firth N & Barkham M (2016) The Relationship Between Therapist Effects and Therapy Delivery Factors: Therapy Modality, Dosage, and Non-completion.. Adm Policy Ment Health. View this article in WRRO
- Firth N, Barkham M, Kellett S & Saxon D (2015) Therapist effects and moderators of effectiveness and efficiency in psychological wellbeing practitioners: A multilevel modelling analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 69, 54-62. View this article in WRRO
- Firth N, Barkham M & Kellett S (2015) The clinical effectiveness of stepped care systems for depression in working age adults: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 170, 119-130. View this article in WRRO
- Firth N (2014) Effectiveness of psychologically focused group interventions for multiple sclerosis: A review of the experimental literature. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(6), 789-801.
- Finegan M, Firth N & Delgadillo J () Adverse impact of neighbourhood socioeconomic deprivation on psychological treatment outcomes: the role of area-level income and crime. Psychotherapy Research, 1-9.