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Dr James Barker

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Associate Professor (Reader in Analytical Science)

Biography

Dr James Barker is Course Director for MSc "Forensic Analysis" and a module leader for a number of Masters analytical modules. He is also an active researcher with interests in Mass Spectrometry and the analysis of drugs of abuse, Chinese herbal remedies, food safety and toxic compounds in the environment. He is also interested in the merger of social and analytical sciences to advance public health and forensic/criminology research. He has links with Industry, Research Organisations and other Schools & Universities.
Outside of acadaemia, Dr Barker likes playing sport, especially cricket and rugby, and claims to have played international cricket in his youth, albeit for Switzerland!

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2004 - present Chartered Scientist (Science Council)
  • 2003 - present NVQ Assessors Award (VQSET)
  • 2003 - present Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2000 - present Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • 1997 - present Postgrad Cert Education (Higher Educat) (Univ of Greenwich)
  • 1997 - present SEDA accredited teacher in HE (Staff Educat & Dev Assoc)
  • 1995 - present Registered Analytical Chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • 1994 - present European Chemist (Eur Comm Chem Council)
  • 1991 - present Chartered Chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • 1988 - 1991 PhD (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) Univ of Manchester
  • 1985 - 1988 BSc (Hons) Chemistry University of Manchester

Research Interests

1. Development and validation of methods for analysis of biomarkers and drugs of abuse and the merger of social and analytical sciences to advance public health research, forensic science and criminology. To date, the research topic has yielded successful grant awards (internal and external), several publications, and is the subject of research for 9 PhD research students/post docs.
The research creates a unique synthesis of approaches to add depth and breadth to investigations of sensitive public health issues. Using the development of new analytical testing methods as a springboard to fathom subtleties of questionnaire data we have, for the first time, demonstrated fallacies in social science assumptions, based upon self-reported information. Our results have demonstrated that hair analysis can be used in addition to urine/blood analyses as a valuable tool for long-term monitoring of drug (ab)use and human health. Hair analysis benefits from non-invasiveness, negligible risk of infection and facile sample storage and collection, whilst reducing risks of tampering and cross contamination. Owing to the wide detection window, this approach may also offer an alternative approach for out-of-competition testing.
Thus, the approach has widespread applications across social and analytical sciences. With media and public interest in the work, along with the continual peer reviewed grant/publication success, the impact of the research in terms of reach and significance is likely to substantially increase.
2. The analysis and biochemistry of elements and compounds of biological and environmental concern and food safety, including heavy metals. We have conducted various studies looking at the beneficial effects of various foodstuffs and the distribution of pharmaceutical products in the environment (potable water supplies).
3. Separation and characterisation of compounds obtained from plant extracts and their possible therapeutic use as anti-cancer agents. We have been studying the effect of isolated and characterised bioactive compounds on cell lines and discovered several completely new compounds that have shown bioactivity.
4. Development of analytical and radiochemical techniques previously used in nuclear science such as AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) and PIXE/PIGE/RBS (Proton-Induced X-ray Emission, Proton Induced Gamma Emission and Rutherford Backscattering) for pharmaceutical/biomedical applications. The technique of AMS is able to separate elemental isotopes with one atomic mass unit difference with sensitivities down to 10E-21 Mole, (zeptomole). Applications have included, amongst others, Carbon-14 and Tritium drug labelling in Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials (with no ARSAC submission), novel drug delivery research, receptor/ligand binding studies, toxicology-including macromolecular binding, and enzyme kinetic measurements at low substrate concentrations. We have developed these nuclear physics techniques for the analysis of biological materials.
5. Toxicological evaluation and monitoring of contaminated landfill sites. Use of plant biomarkers for long and short-term pollution studies.. We have found several plant species that can be used as monitors as they accumulate heavy metals.

Prizes and Grants Awarded

Faculty/RAE funded grants have been obtained for the following student awards (1 year PDRA funding with Life Sciences),(£10k studentship grant), (2 x £10k awards with Life Sciences), (2 x full PhD studentships with Life Sciences), (6 months PDRA with Life Sciences and Hungary). 2009-2012.
SME Innovation Support Programme with CTLS Ltd, London Development Agency, (£72,000), 2006-2007.
Research Postdoctoral Fellowship with IROST, (Iranian Organisation for Science and Technology), 2005-2006.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Dept Trade and Industry, (£127,878), 2004.
TQEF, Kingston University, (£3,500), 2004.
EPSRC, University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre, (£5,760), 2003.
Henry Lester Trust Grants, 1998-2001 (3 awards), GB-China Trust Grant, 2001 (£10,000 total).
Grant in-kind for use of EPSRC Mass Spectrometry Facility, Wales, MS Analysis, (6 analyses per month), 2001-2008.
NERC ICPMS Facility, Kingston, Pilot Project, (£2,500), 2001.
Nuffield Foundation Grant for Newly Appointed Lecturers in Science, (£4,500), 1994.
Royal Society Research Grant, (£9,800), 1994.
Runner-up in the Manchester R.S.C./S.C.I. 9th Annual Prize Colloquium, 1991.
Procter and Gamble Prize for outstanding performance in chemistry, 1990-1991.

Recent Presentations by J. Barker/Research Students:

1. BIT's 4th World Gene Convention-2013, 13th-16th November 2013, Haikou, China: "Development and application of novel methods for the detection of anabolic steroids in hair and other matrices using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry". James Barker, Nawed I. K. Deshmukh, Andrea Petróczi Andrea, D. Székely, Iltaf Shah, Gergely Zachar and Declan P. Naughton, Book of abstracts.

2. BIT's 11th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology-2013, 13th-16th November 2013, Haikou, China; "Development and application of hyphenated mass spectrometry techniques for drug analysis in human hair" James Barker, Nawed I. K. Deshmukh, Syeda A.B. Shah, Roland Archer, Salah E. Breidi, Andrea Petróczi, Paul Cross and Declan P. Naughton, Book of Abstrscts.

3. Breidi, S, Barker, J., Barton, S., Ghatora, B., a talk entitled "Tyre rubber analysis from car skid marks using multiple analytical techniques", 9th National FORREST (FORensic RESearch & Teaching) Conference 25-26th June 2013, Cambridge, Book of Abstracts, pg. 23.

4. Jenkinson, C., Barker, J., Petroczi A., Naughton, D., a poster (P974) entitled "Effects of food components and the ratio of epitestosterone to testosterone on steroid glucuronidation", presented at 15th European Congress of Endocrinology, 27th April – 1st May 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, Endocrine Abstracts, April 2013 Volume 32, ISSN 1479-6848 (online), DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.32.P974

5. Khan, S., Naughton, D., Barker., J & Petróczi, A.,a poster entitled "Detecting disordered eating using a personalised Self-Identification Implicit Association Test: the way forward?", - Eating Disorders International Conference, 15th -17th March 2012, Institute of Education, London, UK.

6. Jenkinson C., Petroczi A., Barker, J. and Naughton D.P., a poster (No. 71) entitled "Dietary substances inhibit the key steroidogenic testosterone glucuronidating enzyme UDP-glucurononsyltransferase (UGT)2B17", St. George's Research Day, 30th Nov, 2011, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

7. Shah, S.A.B., Deshmukh, N.I.K., Barker, J., Petroczi, A., Cross, P., Archer, R. and Naughton, D.P., a poster (No. 122) entitled "Quantitative analysis of mephedrone and its metabolites using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy: application to human hair", St. George's Research Day, 30th Nov, 2011, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

8. Baranyi A., Orbán K., Assasi A., Jenkins C., Desmukh N., Barker J., Petróczi A., Naughton D.P. , Kardon T., Zachar G. and Székely A.D., a poster entitled "Consequences of the co-administration of anabolic steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the brown Norway rat", FAME 2011, 8th-11th June 2011, University of Pécs, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs, Hungary.

9. Breidi S.E., Barker J., Petroczi A., Naughton D.P., Analysis of THC, AP, and MA in Human Hair Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (International Clarke conference on analytical toxicology), 25th May, 2011, RPSGB, London, UK.

10. Deshmukh, N., Shah, I., Barker, J., Petróczi, A. and Naughton, D.P., a poster (No. 43) entitled, "Detection of testosterone in human hair using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

11. Breidi, S.E., Barker, J., Petróczi., A. and Naughton, D.P., a poster (No. 25) entitled, "Analysis of psychotropic drugs in human hair using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

12. Shah, I., James, R.A., Naughton, D.P., Petróczi, A. and Barker, J., a poster (No. 133) entitled, "Epimers and analogues of Vitamin D in the total circulating levels in human plasma", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

13. Khan, S., Wheatley, S., Székely, A.D., Barker, J., Naughton, D.P. and Petróczi, A., a poster (No. 89) entitled, "The female energy deficiency syndrome; renaming the female athlete triad to prevent misconceptions of the syndrome", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

14. Aidman, E., Petróczi, A., Hussain, I., Deshmukh, N., Nepusz, T., Uvacsek, M., Toth, M., Barker, J. and Naughton, D., a poster entitled "Beyond self-report in doping: validating declared substance use in sport with hair sample analysis", Hot Topics in the Tropics. 3rd-6th Nov 2010 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13, Suppl 1., pp. e19-e20, (2010). doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.502. ISSN: 1440-2440.

15. Deshmukh, N., Hussain, I., Barker, J., Petróczi, A. and Naughton, D.P., a poster and talk entitled, "Detection of testosterone in human hair using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry", UK Pharm Sci 2010 The Science of Medicine, East Midlands Conference Centre, 1st-3rd Sept 2010, Awarded poster prize.

16. Khan, S., Naughton, D., Barker, J., and Petróczi, A., a poster entitled, "Exercise as a protective factor against problematic internet use", BASES Annual Student Conference, Aberystwyth University, Wales, U.K., 31st March-1st April, 2010, Book of abstracts, pg. 104.

17. Waheed, A., Barker, J., Barton, S.J. and Carew, M., a talk entitled "Anti-Proliferative activity of Arisaema flavum against estrogen-resonsive human breast cancer cells (MCF-7); Structure elucidation of isolated compounds", Trends in Natural Product Research, 12th -14th April, 2010, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, organised by Phytochemical Society of Europe, Book of abstracts, pg. 29.

18. Waheed, A., Barton, S., Carew, M. and Barker, J., a poster entitled, "Isolation and structure elucidation of Novel Acylated Pregnane Glycosides from the Caralluma tuberculata against human breast cancer cells (MCF-7)", Structure 2010: Advances in structure elucidation, 24th-25th Feb, 2010, Leicester, UK, organised jointly by the Royal Society of Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy and NMR Discussion Groups and the British Mass Spectrometry Society, Book of abstracts, pg. 80.

Earlier Full Publications (not listed below):

1. Naughton, D.P., Hague, T.A. and Barker J., Catalytic antioxidants: the way forward, Screening-Trends in Drug Discovery, 8(1), 18-20, (2006). ISSN (print) 1616-5888.

2. Barker, J. and Garner, R.C., "Biomedical Applications of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Isotope Measurements at the Level of the Atom", Rapid Commun. Mass Spectr, 13(4), 285-293, (1999). ISSN (print) 0951-4198.

3. Loger, R.L., Raatz, J.E., Sundquist, M.L., Garner, R.C. and Barker, J., "134 sample Multi-cathode Source of Negative Ions by Cesium Sputtering (134 MC-SNICS), Proceedings of 15th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, Denton, Texas, November 4-7th, 1998, 475,(Pts 1-2), 640-643, (1999). ISSN: 0094-243X.

4. Köster, U. and Barker, J., et al., "On-line separation of short-lived beryllium isotopes", Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses Conference (ENAM '98), The American Institute of Physics, 455, 989-994, (1998). ISSN: 0094-243X.

5. Barker, J., Templar, J., et al., "AMS measurements to study uptake and distribution of 26Al in mice and the role of the transferrin receptor in aluminium absorption mechanisms", Nucl. Instr. Meth., B123 (1-4), 275-278, (1997). ISSN (print) 0168-583X.

6. Beyer, G.J., Offord, R., Künzi, G., Aleksandrova, Y., Ravn, U., Jahn, S., Barker, J. et al., "The influence of EDTMP-concentration on the biodistribution of radio-lanthanides and 225-Ac in tumour bearing mice", Nucl. Med. and Biol., 24 (5), 367-372, (1997). ISSN (print) 0969-8051.

7. Edwardson, J.A., Moore, P.B., Ferrier, I.N., Lilley, J.S., Newton, G.W.A., Barker, J. et al., "Effect of silicon on gastrointestinal absorption of aluminium", Lancet, 342, 211-212, (1993). ISSN: 0140-6736.

8. Barker, J., Day, J.P, et al., "Development of 26Al Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for aluminium absorption experiments in humans, Nucl. Instr. Meth., B68, (1-4), 319-322, (1992). ISSN: 0168-583X.

9. Lilley, J.S., Drumm, P.V., [Barker, J.] et al., "Development of aluminium-26 as a tracer for biological research", 3rd Eur. Part. Accel. Conf., 2, 1669-1671, (1992), (Eds: Henke, H., Homeyer, H., Petit-Jean-Genaz, C.), Pub: Ed. Frontieres, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. ISBN: 2-86332-115-3.

10. Day, J.P., Barker, J. et al., "Aluminium absorption studied by 26Al tracer", Lancet, 337, No. (8753), 1345, (1991), (Letter), ISSN: 0140-6736.

11. Barker, J., Day, J.P. et al., "Development of 26Al Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for Biological and Toxicological Applications", Nucl. Instr. and Meth., B52, (3-4), 540-543, (1990). ISSN: 0168-583X.

12. Newton, G.W.A., Aitken, T.W., Charlesworth, T.R., Cunningham, R.A., Drumm, P.V., Lilley, J.S., Smithson, M.J., Barker, J., Day, J.P. and Rehman, F., "Development of A.M.S. at Daresbury for fully stripped heavy ions", Nucl. Instr. Meth., B52, (3-4), 290-293, (1990). ISSN: 0168-583X



Conference or Workshop Presentations (not listed below)

1. Khan, S., Naughton, D., Barker., J & Petróczi, A.,a poster entitled "Detecting disordered eating using a personalised Self-Identification Implicit Association Test: the way forward?", - Eating Disorders International Conference, 15th -17th March 2012, Institute of Education, London, UK.

2. Baranyi A., Orbán K., Assasi A., Jenkins C., Desmukh N., Barker J., Petróczi A., Naughton D.P. , Kardon T., Zachar G. and Székely A.D., a poster entitled "Consequences of the co-administration of anabolic steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the brown Norway rat", FAME 2011, 8th-11th June 2011, University of Pécs, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs, Hungary.
3. Breidi S.E., Barker J., Petroczi A., Naughton D.P., Analysis of THC, AP, and MA in Human Hair Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (International Clarke conference on analytical toxicology), 25th May, 2011, RPSGB, London, UK
4. Breidi, S.E., Barker, J., Petróczi., A. and Naughton, D.P., a poster (No. 25) entitled, "Analysis of psychotropic drugs in human hair using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

5. Shah, I., James, R.A., Naughton, D.P., Petróczi, A. and Barker, J., a poster (No. 133) entitled, "Epimers and analogues of Vitamin D in the total circulating levels in human plasma", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

6. Khan, S., Wheatley, S., Székely, A.D., Barker, J., Naughton, D.P. and Petróczi, A., a poster (No. 89) entitled, "The female energy deficiency syndrome; renaming the female athlete triad to prevent misconceptions of the syndrome", St. George's Research Day, 1st Dec, 2010, School of Life Sciences, University of London, London, UK.

7. Waheed, A., Barker, J., Barton, S.J. and Carew, M., a talk entitled "Anti-Proliferative activity of Arisaema flavum against estrogen-resonsive human breast cancer cells (MCF-7); Structure elucidation of isolated compounds", Trends in Natural Product Research, 12th -14th April, 2010, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, organised by Phytochemical Society of Europe, Book of abstracts, pg. 29.

8. Hague, T., Petróczi, A., Andrews, P.L.R., Barker, J. and Naughton, D.P., a poster entitled "Determination of metal ion content of beverages and estimation of target hazard quotients: a comparative study", Westfocus, Better Networks for Better Health, University of Westminster, 12th June 2008.

9. Hague, T., Aliani, M., Barker, J., Andrews, P.R. and Naughton, D.P., a poster entitled "Natural chelators, the way forward for a longer life?", House of Commons Set-for-Britain Meeting, 2008.

10. Hague, T, Barker, J, Naughton, D and Andrews, P., "An Exploration of the Properties of Ginger", UK Bioscience SET for Britain, House of Commons, London, 14th May 2007, Book of Abstracts.

11. Willimott, S., Barker, J., Jones, L. and Opara, E.I., "Isolation of tumour modulatory compounds in Chinese herbal remedies through activity guided fractionation", poster presented at Society of Medicinal Plant Research, 21st-25th August, 2005, Florence, Italy. Book of Abstracts, P073.

12. Willimott, S., Opara, E., Jones, L, and Barker, J., "Apoptotic induction in cancer cell lines by traditional Chinese medicines", poster presented at Bioscience 2004- from molecule to organisms", SECC, Glasgow, 18th-22nd July, 2004, Biochem. Soc. Trans., 32(4), 148A.

13. Willimott, S., Opara, E., Jones, L. and Barker, J., "Apoptotic induction in cancer cell lines by traditional Chinese medicines", poster presented at conference on Traditional Chinese Medicines, Kew Gardens, 11-12th June, 2004, Book of abstracts P1, page 18.

14. Willimott, S., Opara, E., Jones, L. and Barker, J., "Modulation of tumour characteristics by Chinese Herbal Medicines", poster presented at SET for Britain, House of Commons, London, 15th March, 2004, Book of abstracts.

15. Gauntlett, F, Clough, A.S., Barker, J. and Murphy T., "Investigation of trees as pollution biomarkers using ion beam analysis", poster presented at SIBC 13th Annual User Workshop, 31st March, 2004, University of Surrey. Book of abstracts.

16. Ma, R and Barker, J., "The Separation and Analysis of Cimifugin from Fang Feng (Ledebouriella divaricata), a Chinese herb, using High resolution APCI and Electrospray Ionisation LCMS", BMSS, 26th Annual Meeting, 8-11th Sept, 2002, Loughborough University, Book of abstracts, A24, page 208.

17. Ma, R. and Barker, J., "ibid", Analytical Research Forum incorporating Research and Development Topics, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, 15th-17th July, 2002, Book of abstracts, P92.

18. Ma, R and Barker, J., "High Resolution LCMS and GCMS studies of Jade Screen Powder (a Chinese Herbal Remedy)", Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Chromatographic Analysers Conference (HTC-7), Feb 6th-8th, 2002, Bruges, Belgium. Book of Abstracts, P104.

19. Ma, R and Barker, J., "Gas and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometric investigation of major components in Yu-Ping-Fen-San", SET for Britain, House of Commons, London, 29th Oct. 2001, Book of Abstracts, No. 37.

20. Ma, R. and Barker, J., "Analysis by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry and high resolution Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry of a Chinese herbal remedy (Jade Screen Powder) used for the treatment of hay-fever", International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques, Kyoto, Japan, 11-14th Sept., 2001, Book of Abstracts, PT401.

21. Ma, R. and Barker, J., "Gas and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometric investigation of major components in Yu-Ping-Fen-San", Analytical Research Forum inc. Research and Development Topics Meeting, UEA, Norwich16th -18th July 2001, Book of Abstracts P32, RSC Analytical Division.

22. Barker, J., "Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, A technique for biomedical sciences in the new millennium", SAC 99, Dublin City University, 25th-30th July, 1999. Book of Abstracts.

23. Murphy, A.P., Coudert, M., and Barker, J., "Biomonitoring for heavy metals on contaminated landfill sites using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometry", SAC 99, Dublin City University, 25th-30th July, 1999. Book of abstracts.

24. Siddique, T. and Barker, J., "Comparison of two matrix modifiers used for the analysis of silicon in cell-culture media by electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy", SAC 99, Dublin City University, 25th-30th July, 1999. Book of abstracts.

25. Egan, M.J., Porter, E.A., Kite, G.C., Simmonds, M.S.J., Barker, J. and Howells, "A study of Polyhydroxyalkaloids in Bluebells by GC-MS and LC-MSn", University of Warwick, 13th-16th September, 1998, Book of Abstracts, pg. 87.

26. Barker, J. and Garner, R.C., "Biomedical Applications of AMS, BMSS, 23rd annual meeting, University of Warwick, 13th-16th September, 1998, Book of Abstracts, pg. 29.

27. Murphy, A.P. and Barker, J., "Metal uptake in plants on a contaminated landfill site in the Borough of Greenwich- SE England", 30thJune-2ndJuly, 1997, Analytical Science and the Environment Conference, R.S.C. Analytical Division, University of Northumbria, Book of Abstracts.

28. Egan, M.J., Simmonds, M.J., Barker, J., et al., "Polyhydroxyalkaloids- a group of biologically active compounds from plants", 30thJune-2ndJuly, 1997, Analytical Science and the Environment Conference, University of Northumbria, Book of Abstracts, P13.

29. Egan, M.J., Simmonds, M.J., Barker, J., et al., "Polyhydroxyalkaloids- a group of biologically active compounds from plants", R & D Topics in Analytical Chemistry Conference 2nd-3rd July, 1997, Book of Abstracts, P55, R.S.C. Analytical Division.

30. Siddique, T., Barker, J., Deane, R., Fifield, L.K. and Day, J.P., "Use of Si-32 Radiotracer in Blood-Brain Barrier Studies, J.D. Birchall Memorial Meeting, 24th-26th February 1997, University of Keele, U.K., Book of Abstracts.

31. Barker, J., Siddique, T. et al., "Application of 26Al Accelerator Mass Spectrometry to a Cultured Blood Brain Barrier Study", British Mass Spectrometry Society, 22nd Annual Conference, 8th-11th September, 1996, University of Wales, Swansea, Book of Abstracts, pg. 120.

32. Barker, J., Templar, J., et al., "AMS measurements to study uptake and distribution of 26Al in mice, Seventh International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, May 20th-24th, 1996, Tucson, AZ, Book of abstracts.

33. Day, J.P., Barker, J., et al., "Aluminium biochemistry studied using 26Al and AMS", Sixth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Canberra, Sydney, September, 1993, Book of abstracts.

34. Barker, J., Evans, L.J., Day, J.P. et al., "Aluminium transferrin binding in human blood demonstrated using Al-26 isotopic tracer in vivo in a human experiment", J. Inorg. Biochem., 43, 486, (1991). ISSN: 0162-0134.

35. Day, J.P., Barker, J., et al., "Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for aluminium-26 in biomedical and environmental applications", XXVII Colloquium Spectroscopium Internationale, 1991, 9th-14th June, Bergen, Norway, Book of abstracts, pg. C-3.6.

36. Barker, J., Day, J.P, et al., "26Al AMS for aluminium absorption experiments in humans, 2nd European conference on accelerators in applied research and technology (ECAART 2), 3rd-7th September, 1991, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, Book of abstracts, pg. 51.

37. Barker, J., Day, J.P. et al., "Toxicological and Biological Applications of 26Al Accelerator Mass Spectrometry", Fifth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, 23rd-27th April, Paris, France, 1990, Book of abstracts pg. 92.

38. Newton, G.W.A., Aitken, T.W., Charlesworth, T.R., Cunningham, R.A., Drumm, P.V., Lilley, J.S., Smithson, M.J., Barker, J., Day, J.P. and Rehman, F., "A.M.S. development for fully stripped heavy ions", Fifth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, 23rd-27th April, Paris, France, 1990, Book of abstracts.

39. Barker, J., Day, J.P., et al., "Development of 26Al Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for Biological and Toxicological Applications", Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group spring meeting, March 27th-28th 1990, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Book of abstracts, pg. 21.

40. Barker, J., Charlesworth, T.R. et al., "High Energy Mass Spectrometry of Al-26, Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group Christmas meeting, December 1988, Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, London. Book of abstracts.

41. Tonge, M.D., Barker, J. and Day, J.P., "Studies on Element Breakthrough in Renal Patients De-ioniser Membranes, Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group Christmas meeting, December 1988, Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, London. Book of abstracts.

Teaching Area

Forensic Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis. In particular: Mass Spectrometry (including LC-MS/MS) and Radiochemistry.

Other Professional Activity

Chairman (2001-2004) and Member (1997-2004, 2006-present) of the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Analytical Chemists' Panel of Assessors (NVQ/SVQ Level 5 in Analytical Chemistry), formerly the Analytical Chemists' Registration Board. Member of the RSC's CPDR (Continuous Professional Development and Registration) Board (2001-2004). Member of the RSC's Committee for Accreditation and Validation (2011-present). CPD auditor for CSci, 2011-pres.).
External Examiner for the MSc (Integrated Environmental Control) and the MSc by Research (Environmental Monitoring) at Nottingham Trent University (2002-2005) and also for BSc "Chemistry" package of U/G courses (2006-2009).
External Examiner for the MSc Analytical and forensic courses at University of Huddersfield (2010-2014).
External Panel Member: Revalidation MSc Analytical Chem/Pharm Analysis courses at Sheffield Hallam University (2011) and External Examiner for Postgraduate Analytical and pharmaceutical courses (2013-2017).
Editor-in-Chief for Bentham Science's "Open Biological and Environmental Monitoring Journal" (2009-pres). Founding Editor for "Chemistry Central Journal" (following sections) Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Toxicology (2007-pres). Editorial Board Member: E-Journal of Chemistry, Hindawi Publications (2012-pres). Section Editor: Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, Kingston University Research & Innovation Reports.
RSC acknowledged blood alcohol analyst and Head of Forensic Toxicology Unit (1994-1998). Expert Witness at High Court and Magistrates' Court trials.
Author of 2 open learning textbooks for students, one in conjunction with South African Technikons, and one on "Mass Spectrometry" as part of the ACOL series textbooks (John Wiley & Sons publ.).
Conference Organiser/Lecturer- (Royal Society of Chemistry: Analytical Research Forum incorporating Research and Development Topics, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, 15th-17th July, 2002) and "Analytical Science 4 Chemists"- a course aimed at teaching analysis to graduates, (2006-2010).
External Examiner to 9 PhD/MPhil students at UK Universities.
Referee to RSC, EPSRC and Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (Unity through Knowledge Fund) publications/grant applications.

Former Director of Studies for 8 successful PhD candidates, a further 2 as co-supervisor, and 2 MSc by Research. Currently, Director of Studies for 3 PhD students and co-supervisor for 4 more.


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