Dr John Barker


Dr John Barker
NameDr John Barker
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Education Studies/Early Childhood Studies
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressj.a.barker@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2896-7358
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies/ Early Childhood Studies in the Department of Education at Middlesex University. I am an established and experienced mid-career academic with an international reputation for delivering high quality research and consultancy for a diverse range of organisations, including UK central government, local authorities, other government agencies and the voluntary sector. His research track record has generated over £300,000 external grant income across more than a dozen funded research projects. I have an impressive range of individual and joint authored publications in high quality Social Science journals. I have previous worked in a number of Higher Education institutions, and have been an external examiner and a member of numerous validation panels. I have also been editor for a number of journals. 

Teaching

I currently teach on the BA Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies, as well as the MA Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies. In particular, over the past five years, I've taught on modules relating to:

-Historical, Social and Political Perspectives in Education

-Social Perspectives in Education for the Early Years

-Introduction to Research Methods

-Developing Professional Practice in Educational Settings

-Youth Studies

-The final year research project module

-Researching Children and Young People's lives

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies/ Early Childhood Studies
Department of Education, Middlesex University
01 Jun 2016
Lecturer
Division of Social Work, Brunel University
01 Sept 2009
30 Sept 2015

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

‘On the high street’ tuition for primary-aged children in London: Critiquing discourses of accessibility, attainment and assistance

Wainwright, E., Barker, J., Chappell, A. and McHugh, E. ‘On the high street’ tuition for primary-aged children in London: Critiquing discourses of accessibility, attainment and assistance. Education 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2023.2237039

From active to activist parenting: educational struggle and the injuries of institutionalised misrecognition

Fretwell, N. and Barker, J. 2023. From active to activist parenting: educational struggle and the injuries of institutionalised misrecognition. in: Moreau, M., Lee, C. and Okpokiri, C. (ed.) Reinventing 'the family' in uncertain times: education, policy and social justice. London Bloomsbury. pp. 187-208

'Trying to keep up': Intersections of identity, space, time and rhythm in women student carer auto/biographical accounts

Cullen, F., Barker, J. and Alldred, P. 2020. 'Trying to keep up': Intersections of identity, space, time and rhythm in women student carer auto/biographical accounts. in: Parsons, J. and Chappell, A. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Auto/biography Cham Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 241-262

Part IV: Geography matters; spatiality and auto/biography: Front matter

Barker, J. and Wainwright, E. 2020. Part IV: Geography matters; spatiality and auto/biography: Front matter. in: Parsons, J. and Chappell, A. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Auto/biography Cham Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 229-240

'Who Cares?' Gender, care and secondary schooling: 'Accidental findings' from a seclusion unit

Barker, J. 2019. 'Who Cares?' Gender, care and secondary schooling: 'Accidental findings' from a seclusion unit. British Educational Research Journal. 45 (6), pp. 1279-1294. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3562

Youth transitions: mobility and the travel intentions of 12-20 year olds, Reading, UK

Barker, J., Ademolu, E., Bowlby, S. and Musson, S. 2019. Youth transitions: mobility and the travel intentions of 12-20 year olds, Reading, UK. Children's Geographies. 17 (4), pp. 442-453. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1543853

Visual methods: problematising process and product

Barker, J. 2017. Visual methods: problematising process and product. Senses and Qualitative Research Methods. Brunel University London 06 Jul 2017

“Who cares?” Care, gender and secondary schools: the interesting example of the ‘sin-bin’…

Barker, J. 2016. “Who cares?” Care, gender and secondary schools: the interesting example of the ‘sin-bin’…. CERS research seminar. Middlesex University, UK 12 Nov 2016

Outside edge

Barker, J. and Wainwright, E. 2015. Outside edge. Geographical. 87 (3), p. 21.

Geographers out of place: institutions, (inter)disciplinarity and identity

Wainwright, E., Barker, J., Ansell, N., Buckingham, S., Hemming, P. and Smith, F. 2014. Geographers out of place: institutions, (inter)disciplinarity and identity. Area. 46 (4), pp. 410-417. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12126

Aspirations for automobility: family geographies and the production of young people's aspirations for cars

Barker, J. 2014. Aspirations for automobility: family geographies and the production of young people's aspirations for cars. Families Relationships and Societies. 3 (2), pp. 167-183. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674314X13965329386888
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