Professor Barnes is contributing at Oxford to the EU funded ISOTIS project. Her research interests include early intervention, child care, parenting and evaluation.
She is also Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is Associate Editor of ‘Contemporary Social Science’ and previously edited ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health’. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Higher Education Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences
Barnes, J., Melhuish, E., Guerra, J.C., Karwowska-Struczyk, M., Petrogiannis, K., Wyslowska, O., & Zachrisson, H.D. (2017). Inter-agency coordination of services for children and families. Initial literature review. Report to the European Union under grant agreement No. 72706. Brussels, Belgium: European Union. http://isotis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ISOTIS_D6.1-Inter-agency-coordination-of-services-for-children-and-families-Initial-Literature-Review.pdf
Barnes, J. with (in alphabetical order) Crociani, S., Daniel, S., Feyer, F., Giudici, C., Guerra, J.C., Karwowska-Struczyk, M., Leitão, C., Leseman, P., Meijers, P., Melhuish, E., Pastori, G.G., Petrogiannis, K., Skamnakis, C., Takou, R., van Rossum, E., Wysłowska, O., Zachrisson, H.D., (2018)Comprehensive review of the literature on inter-agency working with young children, incorporating findings from case studies of good practice in inter-agency working with young children and their families within Europe. Report to the European Union under grant agreement No. 72706. Brussels, Belgium: European Union. http://www.isotis.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/D6.2.-Review-on-inter-agency-working-and-good-practice.pdf
Melhuish E., Belsky J., & Barnes J. (2018). Update: Sure Start and its evaluation in England. In R. Tremblay, R. Barr, R. Peters, & M. Boivin (Eds). Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.
Barnes. J. (2016). Short-term health and social care benefits of the Family Nurse Partnership lack evidence in the UK context but there is promise for child developmental outcomes. Evidence-Based Medicine ebmed-2016-110422 Published Online First: 10 May 2016
Datta, J, Macdonald, G., Barlow, J., Barnes, J. & Elbourne, D. (2017). Challenges faced by young mothers with a care history and views of stakeholders about the potential for Group Family Nurse Partnership to support their needs. Children & Society, 31(6), 463-474. doi: 10.1111/chso.12233
Barnes, J., Stuart, J.S, Allen, E., Petrou, S., Sturgess J., Barlow, J., Macdonald G., Spiby, H., Aistrop, D., Melhuish, E., Kim, S., & Elbourne, D. (2017). Randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation of nurse-led group support for young mothers during pregnancy and the first year postpartum versus usual care. Trials, 18:508. doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2259-y
Barnes J, Stuart J, Allen E, Petrou S, Sturgess J, Barlow J, Macdonald G., Spiby, H., Aistrop, D., Melhuish, E., Kim, S., & Elbourne, D. (2017). Results of the First Steps study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) programme compared with usual care in improving outcomes for high-risk mothers and their children and preventing abuse. Public Health Research 2017;5(9). doi:10.3310/phr0509
Grace, R., Kemp, L., Barnes, J., Elcombe, E., Knight, J., Baird, K., Webster, V. & Byrne F. Community volunteer support for families with young children: The Volunteer Family Connect randomised controlled randomised controlled trial research protocol. JMIR Research Protocols. Accepted, May 2018. doi: 10.2196/10000