I’m a cognitive/computational neuroscientist interested in the brain basis of social interaction in illness and health.

I am currently a postdoctoral ARC fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute, investigated the role of white matter tracts in information integration, social interaction, meta-cognition, and decision making using computational and neuroimaging techniques. Previously I was an MRC funded doctoral scientist at the IoPPN (King’s College London) in the UK, testing neurocognitive factors associated with paranoia


You can read my scientific publications here and find my Google Scholar profile here.

You can get in touch with me on joe.barnby(at)

You can find code libraries and software I have developed/assisted to develop for scientific purposes here. This includes open data from my past work.

In 2019, I was awarded the British Association of Psychopharmacology’s Science Communication and Public Engagement Award for my work with Senscapes, as well as my work with media in promoting mental health education.

I’m especially passionate about data communication. If you’d like to get in touch about how to analyse your data rigorously or to make your data more communicable get in touch.

Here are some examples of my work: