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Joanna Mitchell

Joanna Mitchell

Joanna Mitchell


I am a Research Assistant in the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis team, working on the gameChange and THRIVE trials. These trials aim to transform the lives of patients with psychosis through virtual reality therapy.

THRIVE aims to test virtual reality therapy for people with psychosis who find it difficult to go outside because of fears of harm from others. 

The gameChange project is a large multi-site RCT testing virtual reality therapy to help people with psychosis feel safer and more confident when out and about in everyday social situations. It is funded by an NIHR Invention for Innovation award and involves collaborations with the Royal College of Arts, the McPin Foundation, NIHR MindTech, Oxford VR and multiple NHS trusts and Universities across the UK.

My main roles are recruiting patients into the two studies from multiple NHS trusts, and carrying out assessments. 

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Bath.