I’m currently a doctoral researcher at King’s College London at the IoPPN researching the neuroscience and psychology of belief and delusion formation, funded through the MRC. I also produce music, love to write, and recently got into bouldering (it’s a steep learning curve). You can often find me on Twitter.

My current research question is to understand the role of dopamine in the formation and maintenance of beliefs and delusions.


On the side I’ve always been really into the interface between technology and mental health, whether that’s in the form of digital interventions for psychosis or understanding how mediums like computer games can be enhanced to help us therapeutically through absorbing narratives and mechanics.

I like to write about mental health, technology, and consciousness, interview interesting people on my podcast, dabble with music, and recently got into bouldering (sort of like climbing but not as high and without ropes).

I have been generously given a couple of other awards such as funding for my public engagement venture Senscapes, funding to attend The Mind and Life Institute in 2017, being awarded No.1 for innovation in 2016 at UCL for my developed prototype mindfulness app for students.

You can find me on Twitter @joebarnby, Instagram joebarnby, and LinkedIn Joseph Barnby. I generally do a lot of rambling but also like to re-tweet interesting things.