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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 2020

Research Output 1998 2018

Eating out with a food allergy in the UK: Change in the eating out practices of consumers with food allergy following introduction of allergen information legislation

Begen, F., Barnett, J., Payne, R., Gowland, M. H., DunnGalvin, A. & Lucas, J. S. 27 Feb 2018 In : Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 43, 3, p. 317–324

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Hypersensitivity

UNPICK policy briefing note

Potter, C., Urquhart, J., Mumford, J., Barnett, J., Fellenor, L. & Quine, C. 31 Jan 2018

Research output: Other contribution

social media

Awareness, concern and willingness to adopt biosecure behaviours: public perceptions of invasive tree pests and pathogens in the UK

Urquhart, J., Potter, C., Barnett, J., Fellenor, L., Mumford, J., Quine, C. & Bayliss, H. Sep 2017 In : Biological Invasions. 19, 9, p. 2567–2582

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
global trade

Connecting Those That Care: Designing for Transitioning, Talking, Belonging and Escaping

Long, K., Bakewell, L., McNaney, R., Vasileiou, K., Atkinson, M., Barreto, M., Barnett, J., Wilson, M., Lawson, S. & Vines , J. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

social support
social isolation

Could you define that in bot terms?: Requesting, creating and using bots on Reddit

Long, K., Vines, J., Sutton, S., Brooker, P., Feltwell, T., Kirman, B., Barnett, J. & Lawson, S. 11 May 2017 CHI '17 Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, U. S. A.: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 3488-3500

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
group discussion