Philip Barker is an author, researcher and lecturer based at the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. He works in the School of Computing and Mathematics (where he is Professor of Applied Computing) and is responsible for directing research within the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. His major research interests include: human-computer interaction, interactive systems, technology acceptance, electronic books, performance support systems, multimedia, hypermedia, electronic course delivery and computer-based learning (e-learning). At the University of Teesside Professor Barker teaches courses related to human-computer interaction and human aspects of computing systems. For many years, he has also been an Associate Lecturer with the UK's Open University (Region 9) and has taught on the Technology Faculty's T170, T171 and T175 courses.
Professor Barker is the editor (with Gina Wisker) of a well-established journal - Innovations in Education and Teaching International that is published by Taylor and Francis (Oxford) on behalf of the UK's Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). For over 12 years he has acted as an associate editor of Alt-J , the Journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) - where his primary responsibility was for handling reviews of books and interactive multimedia products. He is currently a member of the editorial review board for this journal. Philip Barker is the European Editor of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research and also acts as a contributing editor to the international journal Educational Technology Review; each of these journals is published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). He also serves on the editorial board of The Electronic Library (TEL) and he is a member of the Board of Editors for the Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS). For many years he has also served on the editiorial boards of: the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Control Engineering Practice and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.
Philip Barker studied at university as a State Scholar. He graduated from the University of Wales (Swansea) with a First Class Honours Degree in Science (BSc) - he was also the Ayling Prizewinner for his graduation year. He holds a PhD in low-temperature photochemistry and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP). During his career as a consultant in computer-based process automation, he was an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Chemisty (ARIC), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineeers (MIEEE). He was also a Member of the IEEE Computer Society. In 2005, Professor Barker was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for his contributions to excellence in teaching and learning - particularly, e-learning. He has recently (2006) been appointed as a member of the ALT Research Committee and became a Fellow of the RSA - the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).
Professor Philip Barker,
Interactive Systems Research Group,
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory,
School of Computing and Mathematics,
University of Teesside,
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