Barrett is currently a Lecturer at Monash University, and a member of the Immersive Analytics research group. He previously completed two research internships with the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research and was an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UniSA's Empathic Computing Lab. His research interests include novel input methods for augmented reality, immersive analytics, and situated data visualization. In the crossover of these areas, he explores how to take advantage of human spatial abilities for manipulating and understanding information.