James Barnes

James BarnesJames Barnes is the head of Department of Psychology at University of Bedfordshire. Barnes is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). His personal research interests focus on the neuropsychological aspect of cognition, particularly psychosis and hallucinations in both clinical patients and the general population.

He did his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry in London under the supervision of Professor Tony David before moving to Birkbeck and then Oxford Brookes University.

Barnes has been involved in a variety of projects working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease exploring their visual hallucinations and the ways in which they deal with their symptoms. Other recent projects have examined the role of sleep behaviour on hallucinations and the topic of visual cognition in dyslexia.

He works closely with the local Parkinson’s specialist teams, and contribute to their educational programme on the non-motor symptoms of the disorder. Barnes’ interest in coaching psychology and its use with clinical patients led him to be a founder member of the BPS special group in Coaching Psychology.

His recent publications include:

  • Barnes. J. Connelly, V. Boubert., L Maravic, K. (2013) Coping Patterns of Parkinson’s Patients with Visual Hallucination. Journal of Neuropsychology – in press.
  • Barnes. J. Koch. L. Wilford. C., Boubert., L. (2011) An investigation into personality, stress and sleep with reports of hallucinations in a normal population. Psychology 2:4 371-374.
  • Barnes, J & Boubert, L. (2011) Visual Memory Errors in Parkinson’s disease patients with Visual Hallucinations. International Journal of Neuroscience Mar;121(3):159-64.

Credits to University of Bedfordshire

Published: 21 August 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015


George Georgiou

George GeorgiouGeorge Georgiou is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
Georgiou has lectured in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire since 2000 and has also previously lectured at University College London (2002-2004).

He did his first degree in Psychology with Artificial Intelligence at Middlesex University and then completed an MSc Research Methods in Psychology followed by a PhD in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. Georgiou’s’s doctoral programme was in experimental cognitive psychology, for which he was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement in a Doctoral Research Programme. He then completed an ESRC funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Prof. Ken Gilhooly investigating incubation effects in creative problem solving. His research interests span the areas of cognition, social and health psychology, and the field of cyberpsychology.

He is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (CPsychol – DARTP), an Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS), and a committee member of the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section. Georgious is also a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with The Science Council, and he is listed on The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

His recent publications include:

  • Jefferies, K., Sharma, S., Laws, K. R., Georgiou, G., & Gale, T. (2014). To admit or not to admit?: The effect of framing on risk assessment decision making in psychiatrists. Journal of Mental Health.
  • Gilhooly, K., Georgiou, G., & Devery, U. (2013). Incubation and Creativity: Do Something Different. Thinking and Reasoning, 19(2), 137-149. 10.1080/13546783.2012.749812
  • Erskine, J., & Georgiou, G. (2012). Behavioral, Cognitive, and Affective Consequences of Trying to Avoid Chocolate. In R. R. Watson, V. R. Preedy, & S. Zibadi (Eds.), Chocolate in Health and Nutrition. (Vol. Chapter 36). (Nutrition and Health). Humana Press.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire

Published: 25 July 2014

Last update: 02 February 2015


David Johnson

David K. Johnson, assistant professor, psychology and gerontologyDavid Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialty training in Gerontology and Neuropsychology.   He is an assistant professor in Clinical Psychology at University of Kansas. Johnson has considerable multidisciplinary experience and worked closely with Geriatricians, Neurologists, Neuropathologists, Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, and Biostatisticians in medical and academic settings. He also received specialty training in longitudinal data analysis as a postdoctoral fellow in Neurology at the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centre, examining white matter disease, Alzheimer’s dementia, Lewy Body disease, and dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease. He is also an adjunct faculty in Neurology at KU Medical Centre and works closely with Jeff Burns of the Brain Ageing Project and the Alzheimer Disease Centre in Kansas City.

His primary interest is in clinical research that identifies cognitive and emotional processes that characterise healthy ageing and dementia. Although some age-related change may be part of healthy ageing processes, there are certain changes in memory and cognition that are early markers of dementia pathology leading to profound intellectual decrements in individuals with dementia. His research explores neuropsychological changes in ageing and how these changes impact thinking and emotion. Johnson is motivated by a framework that suggests multiple, co-occurring factors that affect cognitive ageing. He focuses on understanding these diverse, and dissociable, brain changes in ageing and dementia and how they affect cognition and emotion.

He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from Washington University of St Louis.

Credits to University of Kansas

Published: 27 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015