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 and is team lead for the Biomedical Sciences group. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is pursuing a part-time PhD.
His research is concerned with speech intelligibility in background noise. He is interested in the use of spatial cues in those with hearing impairment and looking to establish effective techniques for improving performance and making research more realistic through virtual reality.