Dr Barron completed his undergraduate studies at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. He obtained a professional qualification (Diploma in Social Work) from the University of Edinburgh. After practising as a social worker for four years he returned to academic study and completed his MA and doctorate at Cornell University in the USA, and was Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, McGill University from 1992-94.
Dr Barron teaches courses in Economics and Management in the following areas: Introduction to Management; Introduction to Sociology; Sociological Theory; Statistical Methods for Social Scientists; Organisational Behaviour.
Organisation Theory; Statistical Methods; Research Methods and Design.
Evolutionary and ecological theories of organizations; Organisational and workforce factors that affect outcomes in the NHS.
Further details of Dr Barron's research and publications are available on his personal website.
Family and Hobbies
Dr Barron is married with a daughter. He enjoys sailing and painting.
Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College: Economics and Management