Steven Barnes, PhD

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Steven Barnes


PhD, Psychology, University of British Columbia

Academic appointment

Instructor I, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia


Dr. Barnes’ expertise lies in the areas of psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, learning and memory, and neuroplasticity. He has a keen interest in the translation and visualization of knowledge from each of these research areas, but especially from research on bipolar disorder. Dr. Barnes is an active artist, often focusing on new media pieces that aim to inspire dialogue on the ways we think about and use modern technologies. He also produces traditional paintings and drawings, and is a member of a Vancouver artist-run collective. Dr. Barnes lives well with bipolar disorder.

What I do when I'm not working

Hanging out with my family and doing art projects with my daughter and her friends helps keep my life in balance.




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Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Kenny Building, Room 3104
2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4