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


John Done


John DoneJohn Done is a lecturer at University of Hertfordshire research with particular interest in psychosis.  Appointed as the University’s Health Research Co-ordinator  in the 1990’s , Done was also given the  task of developing the university’s health research base. This included creating research excellence within the university as well as collaborations with  NHS clinicians. As such  Done broadened his own research profile to include health services research and apply his epidemiological expertise , particularly with cohort based studies, to  chronic health care problems other than psychosis , particularly rheumatoid arthritis and renal disease. He set up two research centres at UH –the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care ( CRIPACC ) and the Centre for Life Span and Chronic Illnesses (CLiCIR) and with the NHS Trusts in Hertfordshire Done and his colleagues have established one of the UK’s first university-based R&D advisory services with a contract to support  NHS R&D.

His main research interests involve thinking in people with schizophrenia/psychosis using cognitive theory of intentions, causal attribution, belief,  perception , memory, and reasoning. Currently my focus is on reasoning by patients with delusions and whether errors of reasoning match those found in stroke patients who manifest confabulation or anosognosia.

He currently teaches on a clinical psychology option on the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and supervise PhD and D.Clin Psy students whose research is in mental health. Done has previously been the Research Tutor on the D.Clin Psy course.

His recent publications include:

  • Negative and positive illness representations of rheumatoid arthritis: a latent profile analysis
    Norton, S., Hughes, L. D., Chilcot, J., Sacker, A., van Os, S., Young, A. & Done, J. Jun 2014 In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 524-532
  • Risk of adult schizophrenia and its relationship to childhood IQ in the 1958 British birth cohort.
    Schulz, J., Sundin, J., Leask, S. K. & Done, J. 2014 In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 40, 1, p. 143-51 9 p.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire

Published: 12 June 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015