Barney Dunn


Contact Details

Email: barney.dunn@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Postal: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF


My research examines emotion experience and regulation in common mental health problems, using a combination of cognitive-experimental, neuroimaging and psychophysiological methods. The eventual goal of this work is to help develop novel emotion regulation interventions to supplement existing therapeutic strategies. I work four days a week at the CBU under the supervision of Tim Dalgleish and in collaboration with other members of the emotion research group. I am also an honorary lecturer at the Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology at University College London, where I supervise the research dissertations of trainee clinical psychologists.

Clinical Practice

I am also a qualified clinical psychologist. I work one day a week in London in an out-patients adult mental health setting, practising cognitive behavioural therapy and cognitive analytic therapy. I am particularly interested in developing effective ways of working with emotion regulation difficulties in clients with personality and mood disorders.

Career History

I graduated from the University of Oxford in Experimental Psychology in 1997. I then worked as a research assistant at Cambridge University Department of Psychiatry, investigating early detection and differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. I completed my PhD at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in 2002, examining the extent to which altered feedback from the body may contribute to depression. I then underwent clinical psychology training at University College London, before returning to the CBU as a Senior Investigator Scientist in 2005.

Current Studies

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