Dr Barlow’s teaching interests are in building acoustics for musical performance and recording, electroacoustic systems and sound recording/production particularly for cinema and video games, and he currently leads units in recording studio design, game audio and sound design. He is currently an external examiner at the University of South Wales on their BSc Live Event Technology, and has previously been an external examiner at the universities of Derby, Bath and Bournemouth.
His particular areas of research interest is the field of speech and hearing, with an international reputation in the fields of occupational hearing loss and acoustic voice analysis. He is also interested in musical acoustics, particularly of performance spaces. Dr Barlow has appeared on the BBC Radio programme 'Life’s Soundtrack' as an expert on voice development, and on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'A Problem with Noise' as an expert on noise exposure.
Chris is a qualified audiometrist and is currently working on funded projects improving mechanisms for screening for hearing loss, as well as working on projects examining young people’s listening habits, attitudes and understanding of noise exposure. He is a member of the Institute of Acoustics and sits on the IoA Southern Region committee, and is also a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He reviews for several journals and has been an invited speaker at a number of events on hearing loss and on music education.
Chris also has research interests and publications in the fields of educational technology, and has been the chair of the steering committee for the International Conference on ICT in Education since 2011, and is also on the scientific committee of the Innovation in Music conference.
Fine, P., Ginsborg J., and Barlow C. (2014) 'Making myself understood: Factors affecting the Understanding of Sung Text'. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition 2014, Seoul, S. Korea.
Barlow C, Davison L, Ashmore M and Weinman, R. (2014) 'Amplitude variation in calibrated Audiometer systems'. Noise and Health – in press.
Aygün, H., Barlow C., and Rubini, P. A. (2014), 'Investigation of sound propagation in a duct with a mean temperature gradient'. Proceedings of Institute of Physics (Anglo-French Physical Acoustic Conference, 15 – 17 January 2014, Surrey, UK).
Aygün, H., Barlow C., (2014), 'Behaviour of ultrasonic waves in rigid porous materials: An anisotropic Biot-Attenborough model' Proceedings of Institute of Physics (Anglo-French Physical Acoustic Conference, 15 – 17 January 2014, Surrey, UK).
Aygün, H., Barlow C., (2014) 'Ultrasonic wave propagation in porous rigid ceramics at oblique incidence', Applied Acoustics, under review.
Barlow, C and Wenman, A. (2013). 'Potential for reduction in noise exposure using closed back headphone monitoring for rehearsal – a pilot study'. In Hepworth –Sawyer and Wells (Eds) Proceedings of Innovation in Music 2013.
Barlow C and Castilla-Sanchez, F. (2012). 'Occupational Noise Exposure and Regulatory Adherence in Music Venues in the UK'. Noise and Health. 14 (57): pp 86:90
Barlow, C. (2012). 'To tablet or not to tablet…using mobile devices in the HE classroom'. In Pyrini and Anderson (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Education, July 3-5 2012.
Barlow C, Battaner-Moro, J, Whitelegg N, Wright P and Jones M. (2011) 'OpenStreetMap as a tool for environmental noise awareness education – a pilot project'. In Fernstrom, K. and Pyrini, N. 'Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education 2011'. University of Fraser Valley Press.
Battaner-Moro, J., Barlow C, Whitelegg N and Wright, P (2011) 'A New Approach for Determining Quiet Area Accessibility in England'. In Baines D (ed) Proceedings of Springnoise 2011.
Long P, Barlow C, Lancastle S, Beardsell I and Kiuber M. (2011). 'Web 2.0: The use of social media in post-qualification training in emergency medicine'. In Fernstrom, K. and Pyrini, N. 'Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education 2011'. University of Fraser Valley Press.
Barlow, C, (2011) 'Evidence of noise-induced hearing loss in young people studying popular music'. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 26 (2); pp 96-1.1.
Barlow, C, (2010) 'Potential Hazard of hearing Damage to Students in Undergraduate Popular Music Courses'. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 25 (4); pp 175-182.
Barlow C and Lovetri, J (2010) ‘Closed Quotient and Spectral Measures of Adolescent Singers in Different Singing Styles'. Journal of Voice v24, (3): pp 314-318.
Barlow, C, Lancastle S, Beardsell, I, Robinson S and Long, P.(2010) 'Implementation of Virtual Lectures in post-qualification training In Emergency Medicine - A pilot study'. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education. Corfu 7-10 July 2010.
Battaner-Moro, J, Barlow, C and Wright, P (2010) ‘Social Deprivation and Accessibility to Quiet areas in Southampton.’ Proceedings of Noise in the Built Environment. Ghent, April 28-29 2010. Institute of Acoustics/Belgian Acoustical Association.
Barlow C and Mecke A. (2010) Voice source characteristics of Child singers. Proceedings of Choice for Voice, British Voice Association Conference, London July 15-17 2010, Royal Academy of Music.