I began studying the Psychology BSc at the University of Exeter in 2009 where I first became interested in research with real clinical applications. My research project in the final year examined the ‘broaden and build’ theory, specifically how positive emotions and self-compassion can broaden cognition. In the following year I completed the Psychology Research Methods MSc, graduating with a distinction and the Dean’s commendation for outstanding achievement. My research apprenticeship investigated the relationships between children’s (aged 8-11) ability to engage with CBT, metacognition, theory of mind and empathy. After my Master’s degree, I worked in the Neurosciences department at Frenchay and Southmead hospitals in Bristol. Here I worked with patients to ameliorate behavioural problems as a result of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Currently, I am carrying out a PhD (funded by the ESRC SWDTC) investigating the neural correlates of working memory training in children with ADHD.
Joff Jones summarises a recent systematic review, which looks at the evidence for a wide range of non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD. The review finds the strongest evidence for diet, child/parent training and behavioural interventions.[read the full story...]
Joff Jones summarises a recent RCT comparing neurofeedback, sham neurofeedback, and cognitive-behavioural group therapy in adults with ADHD.[read the full story...]
Joff Jones summarises a meta-analysis of neurofeedback for ADHD in children, which concludes that current evidence is insufficient to recommend neurofeedback as a treatment for this group.[read the full story...]
Joff Jones highlights an important public health finding from a recent prospective cohort study about the effect of stimulant drugs on the risk of injuries in children with ADHD.[read the full story...]
A warm woodland welcome to Joff Jones who pens his debut Mental Elf blog today about this new HTA report of non-pharmacological interventions for ADHD delivered in school settings.[read the full story...]