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My research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that contribute to common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, and translating this to improve cognitive-based intervention for patients in primary care. I use experimental techniques from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to explore these mechanisms to inform how they may be modified to reduce anxiety and improve mood. I use epidemiological investigations to understand how dysfunctional cognitions arise. I also work with clinical data from randomised controlled trials to investigate factors associated with response to cognitive behavioural therapy.

In addition to my primary research, I am an advocate for improving the transparency and rigor of psychological research. I use meta-analytic techniques to explore systematic weakness in the evidence-base, and draw on best-practice across disciplines for solutions. 

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Research Output 2012 2018

Effects of exposure to bodies of different sizes on perception of and satisfaction with own body size: two randomized studies

Bould, H., Carnegie, R., Allward, H., Bacon, E., Lambe, E., Sapseid, M., Button, K., Lewis, G., Skinner, A., Broome, M. R., Park, R., Harmer, C. J., Penton-Voak, I. S. & Munafo, M. R. 9 May 2018 In : Royal Society Open Science. 5: 171387

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Size Perception
Body Size
Weights and Measures
Body Mass Index
Thinness

Exposure to childhood adversity and deficits in emotion recognition: Results from a large, population-based sample

Dunn, E. C., Crawford, K. M., Soare, T. W., Button, K. S., Raffeld, M. R., Smith, A. D. A. C., Penton-Voak, I. S. & Munafò, M. R. 7 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. jccp.12881

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Population
Parturition
Aptitude
Sex Offenses

Logical and Methodological Issues Affecting Genetic Studies of Humans Reported in Top Neuroscience Journals

Grabitz, C. R., Button, K. S., Munafò, M. R., Newbury, D. F., Pernet, C. R., Thompson, P. A. & Bishop, D. V. M. 1 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 30, 1, p. 25-41 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Medical Genetics
Neurosciences
Phenotype
Neuroimaging
Genotype
151 Citations

A manifesto for reproducible science

Munafò, M. R., Nosek, B. A., Bishop, D. V. M., Button, K. S., Chambers, C. D., Percie Du Sert, N., Simonsohn, U., Wagenmakers, E., Ware, J. J. & Ioannidis, J. P. A. 10 Jan 2017 In : Nature Human Behaviour. 1, 1, p. 0021

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Literature
Research
Motivation
Research Personnel
6 Citations

Low statistical power in biomedical science: a review of three human research domains

Dumas-Mallet, E., Button, K. S., Boraud, T., Gonon, F. & Munafò, M. R. 1 Feb 2017 In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 2, 160254

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Meta-Analysis
Research
Psychiatry
Research Design
Genes