Dr Barlow runs the Barlow Advisory Pty Ltd business, specializing
in benchmarking and developing research strategies for universities and other research organizations in Australia, the US, and East Asia.
Among his current appointments, Dr Barlow is a council member of The Australian Institute of Marine Science and a Visiting Fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He has held a number of previous governance roles in the Australian research sector.
He has highly developed skills in strategic thinking, research systems analysis, data visualization, communication, and policymaking.