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Research interests

I am a social and health psychologist with particular interest and expertise in risk: public appreciation of risk, risk communication and risk management. Other research interests include the increasing integration of digital technology with our everyday lives and the social implications of the way we engage with new forms of data. 

My current research projects are exploring loneliness, public understandings of tree and plant pests and diseases, the challenges of eating out for people with food allergy and intolerance, fostering trust and empathy online, policy engagement with new forms of data, and new models for delivering health and wellbeing social prescribing.  


Willing to supervise PhD

Happy to consider supervision in any of my areas of research interest

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 1998 2020

Conversations about food allergy risk with restaurant staff when eating out: A customer perspective

Barnett, J., Vasileiou, K. & Lucas, J. S., 31 Aug 2019, In : Food Control. 108, 106858.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
123 Downloads (Pure)

Beyond the user preferences: Aligning the prototype design to the users' expectations

Borsci, S., Kuljis, J., Barnett, J. & Pecchia, L., Jan 2016, In : Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing and Service Industries. 26, 1, p. 16-39

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Product design
Life cycle
37 Citations (Scopus)
258 Downloads (Pure)

Consumers' confidence, reflections and response strategies following the horsemeat incident

Barnett, J., Begen, F., Howes, S., Regan, A., McConnon, A., Marcu, A., Rowntree, S. & Verbeke, W., Jan 2016, In : Food Control. 59, p. 721-730 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
horse meat
Meat Products
meat products
Food Contamination
9 Citations (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)

Consumers’ avoidance of information on red meat risks: information exposure effects on attitudes and perceived knowledge

Gaspar, R., Luís, S., Seibt, B., Lima, M. L., Marcu, A., Rutsaert, P., Fletcher, D., Verbeke, W. & Barnett, J., 2016, In : Journal of Risk Research. 19, 4, p. 533-549 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
cognitive dissonance theory
risk communication
Information risk

Heuristics and biases in decision making about risks

Weyman, A. & Barnett, J., 30 Mar 2016, Handbook of Risk Studies. Burgess, A., Alemanno, A. & Zinn, J. (eds.). London, U. K.: Routledge, p. 131-139

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Psychosocial stress, physical health and self-conscious emotions in adulthood: an exploration of the feasibility of distinguishing between ancient and modern stressors

Author: Katsampouris, E., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Barnett, J. (Supervisor), Arnold, R. (Supervisor) & Turner-Cobb, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Public engagement and policy-making in the era of big data

Author: Rempel, E., 6 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Barnett, J. (Supervisor) & Durrant, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Sexual health and social inequities in women on opioid substitution treatment: what are the opportunities for community pharmacy?

Author: Medina Perucha, L., 4 Sep 2019

Supervisor: Chapman, S. (Supervisor), Scott, J. (Supervisor), Barnett, J. (Supervisor), Dack, C. (Supervisor) & Family, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


The information preferences of those with food allergies and food intolerances: Learning from social media

Author: Hamshaw, R. J. T., 7 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Barnett, J. (Supervisor), Gavin, J. (Supervisor) & Lucas, J. S. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD