Dr Ben Barry

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr Ben Barry is an academic and allied health professional (accredited exercise physiologist and registered physiotherapist) working clinically in aged care and working conjoint with Wesley Mission Queensland as the Clinical Academic Lead for the University Aged Care Community - a new age for aged care.

Dr Barry has a research background in adaptations of the nervous system to exercise and ageing; the application being to enhance exercise and education interventions for the management of weakness, pain and fatigue. Dr Barry's research interests have progressed to health professional education, aligned with his teaching roles. Digital health and clinical informatics, interprofessional education and workforce development is the focus of these projects.

Dr Barry has extensive experience teaching allied health (exercise physiology), medical science and medical students. This has included coordinating degree programs and courses, leading teaching teams and discipline-wide curriculum reviews, expanding and enhancing clinical placement programs and student clinics, and innovations in online teaching of health professionals.

Dr Barry completed postdoctoral training in the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory at the Department of Integrative Physiology, the University of Colorado - Boulder USA, and subsequently worked for a decade at the School of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, as well as holding an honorary appointment at Neuroscience Research Australia, before returning to The University of Queensland in 2017. He has a track record of external research funding and postgraduate research supervision as well as several teaching awards.

Dr Barry's clinical work as a physiotherapist and exercise physiologist with a focus on healthy ageing links nicely with his PhD thesis on "Resistance training and movement control in older adults".


  • Masters Degree, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Barry, Benjamin, Groeller, Herb, Morris, Norm, Worringham, Charles, Raynor, Annette, Newton, Robert, Engstrom, Craig, Hay, Peter, Long, Philip, Jones, Philip, Moore, Keri, Ben-Naim, Dror, Hobson-Powell, Anita, Sharman, Melanie and Gillam, Ian (2011). Simulated learning environment exercise physiology curriculum report. Health Workforce Australia Simulated Learning Environments Sydney: Health Workforce Australia.