Aug 22, 2019
Dr Joseph Firth completed his PhD at The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. His initial research projects investigated the physiological and psychological effects of physical activity in young people with mental illness. Since then, his research has expanded to cover multiple aspects of health behaviours (including physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep, technology and diet) and the interaction this has with mental illness and brain health - particularly in young people. Dr Firth has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading medical journals and recently headed The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness.
Full commission: https://www.thelancet.com/commissions/physical-health-in-mental-illness
There are no conflicts of interest to declare.