I’m a doctoral researcher at the IoPPN (KCL) researching the neuroscience and psychology of belief and delusion formation, funded through the MRC.
I’m also lead scientist at Thrive – a mental health app that aims to provide evidence based digital support.
I also give talks on neuroscience, mental health, and consult as a research scientist and mental health professional.
You can often find me on Twitter @joebarnby.
My research aims to understand the psychological and neural factors associated with the formation and maintenance of beliefs and delusions.
This uses a combination of social and computational modelling, and pharmacological methods.
I have been generously given some funding and awards:
- British Association of Pharmacology Junior Award 2019 for my science communication with Senscapes.
- King’s Experience Award for my blend of art and mental health
- Medical Research Council funding to complete my doctoral research
- Funding for my public engagement/art and science venture Senscapes from the Science Gallery, King’s College London, Horizon 2020, and the Wellcome Trust
- Funding to attend The Mind and Life Institute in 2017
- Awarded No.1 for innovation in 2016 at UCL for my developed prototype mindfulness app for students.