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Barry trained initially as an MLSO specialising in Microbiology whilst working for a Diagnostics company. After completing his HNC, he left work for University graduating from Leeds University with BSc Hons) in Medical Microbiology (Class I) and PhD in Microbiology. After his PhD studies, Barry returned to industry initially at Unilever Research where he worked on the in vitro and in vivo modelling approaches for the control of the cutaneous microflora. He subsequently joined Reckitt & Colman, soon to become Reckitt Benckiser where he held a variety of positions across personal care and healthcare categories. Barry spent an increasing amount of time developing external relationships centred around research and innovation, and it was this activity that led him to take a position at the University of Sheffield covering Life Sciences, Pharma and Healthcare Technologies.
Barry is passionate about the application and exploitation of our knowledge and expertise to benefit the university, society and industry.
My interests focus around the FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Healthcare sectors. My specific expertise clusters around microbiology and skin.
Marsh, L., Alexander, C., Coke, M., Dettmar, P., Havler, M., Nevell, T., Smart, J., Timmins, B. and Tsibouklis, J. (2003) ‘Adsorbed pluronics on the skin of human volunteers: effects on bacterial adhesion’ International Journal of Pharmaceutics , 251 (1-2), pp. 155-163. ISSN 0378-5173
Marsh, L., Coke, M., Dettmar, P., Ewen, R., Havler, M., Nevell, T., Smart, J., Smith, J., Timmins, B., Tsibouklis, J. and Alexander, C. (2002) ‘Adsorbed poly(ethyleneoxide)-poly(propyleneoxide) copolymers on synthetic surfaces: Spectroscopy and microscopy of polymer structures and effects on adhesion of skin-borne bacteria Adsorbed poly(ethyleneoxide)-poly(propyleneoxide) copolymers on synthetic surfaces: Spectroscopy and microscopy of polymer structures and effects on adhesion of skin-borne bacteria.’ Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A , 61 (4), pp. 641-652. ISSN 1549-3296
Johnson, S., Goddard, P., Iliffe, C., Timmins, B., Rickard, A., Robson, G. and Handley, P. (2002) ‘Comparative susceptibility of resident and transient hand bacteria to para-chloro-meta-xylenol and triclosan’ Journal of Applied Microbiology , 93 (2), pp. 336-344. ISSN 1364-5072
Timmins, B. and Holland, K. (1999) ‘Shift-down in growth rate rather than high cell density induces toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus’ FEMS Microbiology Letters , 172 (2), pp. 173-177. ISSN 0378-1097
Timmins, B (1998) ‘Does the microflora of the vagina modulate expression of tst by Staphylococcus aureus?’. In: European Conference on Toxic Shock Syndrome. : The Royal Society of Medicine Press. pp. 118-120. ISBN 9781853153501