Original Research, Commentary, and Opinion

Barnby, J.M., Dave, S., Da Silva, P., Fotolou, V., Mehta, M. (In Preparation) Daily caffeine consumption but not current caffeine use predicts harmful intent attributions: a double-blind, randomised trial.

Barnby, J.M., Bell, V., Deeley, Q., Robinson, O., Raihani, N., Mehta, M. (In submission; Royal Society Open Science) Paranoia, sensitisation and social inference: findings from two large-scale, multi-round behavioural experiments.

Preprint, open code, and scripts available at –

Barnby, J.M., Ribanszki, R., Osmani, F., Almasi, S., Fonseca, JA., Tsakanikos, E. (In Submission; JMIR, 2019) Preferences for user experiences in digital smartphone mental health applications: implications for design in adolescents.

Barnby, J.M., Bell, V., Sheridan-Rains, L., Mehta, M., Deeley, Q. (2019) Beliefs are multidimensional and vary in stability over time – psychometric properties of the Beliefs and Values Inventory (BVI). PeerJ, 7:e6819

Open data, analysis, scale, and preprint available at –

Davelaar, E., Barnby J.M., Almasi, S., Eatough, V. (2018) Differential subjective experiences in learners and non-learners in EEG neurofeedback: piloting a mixed-method approach. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00402

Barnby, JM and Mehta, M (2018) Psilocybin and Mental Health – Don’t Lose Control, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 293.


doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00293

Lloyd-Evans, B., Lamb, D., Barnby, JM., Eskinazi, M., Turner, A., Johnson, S. (2018) Mental health crisis resolution teams and crisis care systems in England: a national survey, British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin, 1-6.

doi: 10.1192/bjb.2018.19

Barnby, JM and Fonesca, A (2017) Digital blind-spots: the role of symptom severity and user experience in digital intervention adherence, Open Science Framework

Preprint: DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/594TB

Barnby, JM., Davidson, M., Morant, N., Bell, V. (In Preparation) Spirits, shadows, and a sense of presence: phenomenological analysis of novel qualitative data.

Barnby, J.M. & Bell, V. (2017) The Sensed Presence Questionnaire (SenPQ): Initial Psychometric Validation of a Measure of the “Sensed Presence” Experience. PeerJ. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3149

Open data, analysis, scale, and print available at –

Barnby, J.M., Bailey, N.W., Chambers, R., & Fitzgerald, P.B., (2015) How similar are the changes in neural activity resulting from mindfulness practice in contrast to spiritual practice? Consciousness and Cognition, 36, 219-232.

Science communication

Barnby, J.M. (2018) Beyond expectations. The Psychologist, 31, 82-85.

Conference Abstracts and Posters

Barnby, J.M., Bell, V., Deeley, Q., Robinson, O., Raihani, N., Mehta, M. (2019) Paranoid but not delusional: paranoid ideation predicts initial harmful impressions that are malleable to subsequent social decisions. British Association of Psychopharmacology Annual Meeting.

Barnby, J.M., Bell, V., Deeley, Q., Raihani, N. & Mehta, M. (2018) More paranoid people make stronger harmful intent attributions about others and form these impressions more quickly. Medical Research Council DTP Conference.

Barnby, J.M. & Bell, V. (2017) Spirits, shadows, and a sense of presence: validation of the Sensed Presence Questionnaire (SenPQ). British Psychological Society Conference

Davelaar EJ, Barnby JM, Almasi S and Eatough V (2016). Neurophenomenology and neurofeedback: a pilot study. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: SAN2016 Meeting.

Davelaar EJ, Eatough V, Almasi S, Barnby JM, Hickson E, Kevat N and Ramtale C (2016). Neurofeedback training and cognitive performance: a pilot study using an integrated cognitive and phenomenological approach.Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: SAN2016 Meeting.

Barnby, J. M. (2016) To what extent has smoking cannabis been established as an aetiological factor in psychosis? Poster session presented at UCL Psychosis Research Assessment, London, UK.


Barnby, J.M. (2016). Re(Mind) Reflective Tool (V1.1) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from