Barry joined the College of Human and Health Sciences in 2007 and is the Programme Director for the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) course. He is also team lead for the Biomedical Sciences group. This group currently offer 7 degree programmes across different Healthcare Science programmes. He is a fellow of Higher Education Academy. His main research interest lie in psychoacoustics, with a particular focus on the difficulties of understand speech in the presence of background noise. Other research interests include; vestibular assessment and management, hearing aids and auditory evoked potentials.