Prof. Julie Barnett

Julie Barnett is Professor of Health Psychology and Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science.  Julie is interested in social science of data science, for example, in how data is represented in order to be used in policy and practice and how best to engage relevant publics in optimising the usefulness and ‘action relevance’ of data.  More broadly, she has particular research interest and expertise around public appreciations of risk and risk communication across a wide range of public health and environmental issues.  Over the last 15 years Julie has been Principal or Co-Investigator for a range of interdisciplinary projects funded by Research Councils, European funding bodies, Government and Charities. She sits on the Food Standards Agency Advisory Committee for Social Science in England.