Barry Bentley is currently an investigator scientist in the Schafer lab at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, where he is working to map and analyse the neuromodulatory connectome of C. elegans.

Previous research includes work on the Orekit astrodynamics library, and a collaboration with the CRNS and the Advanced Concepts Team at the European Space Agency, exploring the application of evolutionary concepts to the design of neural control systems for planetary rovers.