Rosa’s background is in psychology, with an undergraduate BSc Psychology degree and a Clinical & Health Psychology MSc. Rosa has worked within adult community mental health services in addition to research assistant roles at the University of Manchester. Rosa has been involved with two programmes of research, the first investigating effective home support for people with dementia, and more recently exploring digital health interventions for people experiencing first episode psychosis. Rosa is due to commence as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Lancaster University in September 2020.
In her debut blog, Rosa Pitts summarises the ARIES trial, which suggests it may be feasible to use a smartphone app (My Journey 3) to help prevent relapse in psychosis, although questions remain about long-term participant engagement with the app.[read the full story...]