Barry is an experienced youth and community facilitator within the organisation’s Programme Delivery team. He has extensive facilitation, project development, and group work experience with a range of youth and community groups. He managed the FACE Project that worked on a regional basis with local community groups and families from the British military/services' community.

Barry holds a Degree in Political Science and European History & Literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies and a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution Processes, Peace building Strategies, Facilitation & Mediation Techniques all from the University of Ulster. He has tutored part-time for Queens University’s Open Learning Programme and is also a qualified youth worker.

Barry has designed Good Relations, Equality, Diversity and Development Training for Co-operation Ireland staff. He is a Community Trainer with the Volunteer Development Agency and is on the Register of Consultants with the Community Relations Council, Northern Ireland. Barry has also presented papers at a number of international conferences.