Dr Ben Barry

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Science

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Faculty of Medicine
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Dr Ben Barry is an exercise physiologist and academic with a research background in adaptations of the nervous system to exercise. 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 is the focus of these projects.

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

Dr Barry completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at 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.


  • 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.