Staff profile

Dr Christopher Barnes


Senior Lecturer in Psychology

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Human Sciences

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

C.Barnes1@derby.ac.uk

About

I have always had an interest in working with newborn babies, children and their parents, and in 2004 I was awarded a PhD scholarship (entitled “Cognitive, Emotional and Environmental Mediators of Early Parenting in High risk families”) at the University of Wolverhampton, under the direction of Emeritus Professor Elvidina Adamson-Macedo. My research aimed to provide evidence on the benefits of environmental support programmes (in the form of tactile interventions) to the mental health of mothers and the development of their prematurely born babies. Before I came to Derby I was working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement. I joined the University of Derby in September 2009 and am currently a full-time Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Leader for the MSc Applied Developmental Psychology. My professional role is an academic one so my duties are split between teaching and research.  

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

My main research interests include: 

My general interests more broadly cover the following: 

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Additional interests and activities

Doctoral Supervision

Research Grants

Selected Published Research Reports

Barnes, C.R. and Sallah, D.K. (2009) A Needs Assessment of the CAMHS Service in Walsall. A 6 month project funded by Walsall PCT.

Adamson-Macedo, E.N. and Barnes, C.R. (2008) Novel Learning Aids for Newborns. A 5 year study developing a new learning aid to enhance the cognitive, motor and communication development of newborn babies funded by a Mercia Spinner and Sciart at the Wellcome Trust.

Recent publications

Textbooks

Published Peer-Reviewed Journals