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 give talks on mental health, strongly advocate blending neuroscience and art, produce music, and climb whenever I can.

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.




I have been generously given a couple of other awards such as a King’s Experience Award for my blend of art and mental health, funding for my public engagement venture Senscapes from the Science Gallery and Wellcome Trust, 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.