I am a Research Assistant for the Phoenix trial, run by Prof. Daniel Freeman, and based within the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) research group.
Phoenix is a randomised control trial assessing the efficacy of a novel, automated virtual reality (VR) therapy for young people with a diagnosis of psychosis, compared to treatment as usual. The focus of the therapy is to help people build their self-confidence. The trial is being run across four different NHS trusts.
My main roles are recruiting service users into the Phoenix trial and carrying out clinical assessments. I also support on other VR projects within the research group.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Cardiff University. I have since worked as an Assistant Psychologist within an Adult Community Mental Health Team in Norfolk and within the Oxford Early Intervention Service.