Dr Barlow studied Music at the University of Sheffield and Music Technology at the University of York. He has taught in both the Secondary and Higher education sectors as a specialist in Audio Engineering and Acoustics. Chris is Director of Solent Acoustics – the university’s acoustic consultancy and training business, and is course leader for the MSc Applied Acoustics.
Always interested in the science of sound, Chris moved into acoustics for his PhD at the University of York, specialising in voice and speech analysis, and completed in 2003 to work in a postdoctoral research fellowship at Leeds College of Music. He moved to Southampton Solent University in 2004 as a lecturer in audio engineering, was made Reader in 2009, Associate Professor in 2012 and Professor in 2016. Particular interests include audio production, sound design, spatial audio and sound for video games, with recent projects focusing on 3d and virtual reality.
Chris is Chair of the South of England group of the Audio Engineering Society, sits on the Southern Branch committee of the Institute of Acoustics, and also on the UK National Executive of the Audio Engineering Society. He is also interested in Educational Technology, and has been chair of the International Conference on ICT in Education since 2012.