Barry joined the College in 2007 having had a number of clinical positions within the National Health Service as well as a research post. In his current role he manages the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) programme. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is pursuing a part-time PhD.
His research is concerned with hearing impairment and binaural hearing. Binaural hearing helps listeners to understand speech in background noise through spatial cues, but some listeners with a hearing impairment show little benefit from these cues. One would expect hearing aids to help with this problem because they aim to restore audibility, but this is not always the case. My research is directed towards improving our understanding of this process.