James 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.
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