Barry is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (LSE) – here he has led the course Issues in ‘Organisational and Social Psychology: Organisational life’ (PS446) since 2002 and now teaches on PB424 Issues in Organisational and Social Psychology: Organisational Life. PB424 seeks to actively bridge the gap between theory and practice by focusing on how we make sense of the emerging, disruptive aspects of organisational life. Before his time at the LSE Barry spent 17 years working in front-line financial services for Morgan Stanley (New York), Nomura (Tokyo), and J.P. Morgan (London).
His research interests cover change, relationships, orthodoxies, plasticity and disruption. He has a particular interest in the role of temporal context on activity and is currently exploring the role of non-linear (‘social’) time in practising learning commitments after formal learning programs. The output from this research involves the production of a visual coaching tool linked to the start-up Temporal World (temporalworld.com).
Barry is leading educator in the field of customized executive education working with some of the worlds largest companies. He works with experienced adult professionals typically transitioning from specialist to enterprise leadership roles. Barry delivers programs on a global basis for clients include Shell, Prudential Insurance, Google, FCO (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office), E&Y, News Corporation, LinkedIn and Deutsche Bank.
He has an on-going interest in the day-to-day practicalities of mental health and acts as a lay reviewer for the Royal College of Psychiatrists in-patient (ED) services in the UK. Barry is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists AIMS ED Accreditation Committee (2015 – present) as well as the AIMS ED Advisory Committee (2016- present).