Mike Barker

School of Health and Society

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Current positions



Mike Barker qualified as a nurse in 1986 and enjoyed a clinical career in anaesthetic in England andEurope. In 1991 Mike entered nurse education and 1991 he entered higher academia with the University of Salford where he has remained ever since.

Mikes personal intersts include football (being avid Manchester United fan), travel and playin guitar. Some of his proudest achievements include gaining a Private Pilot’s Licence in the USA in (2006) and being awarded the Blair Collister Memorial Academic Prize in (1996) by the University of Manchester.


  • Module Leader – Introduction to Adult Nursing module
  • Module member – Nursing Practice & Decision Making module
  • Module member – Post Qualifying Clinical Decision Making module
  • Manual Handling trainer to Pre-registration BSc (Hons) in Nursing
  • Member of Faculty – Acute Illness Management course
  • International Link Lecturer – Hochschule Fulda, Germany
  • Personal Teacher to 50 students
  • University Link Lecturer to 5 clinical links at the Royal Bolton Trust

Research Interests

My research interests in the past have included the effects of returning student nurses on the performance of qualified clinical staff in operating theatres. This formed the thematic study for my Master of Philosophy degree. My current research interests lie in the exploration of addiction to social media for ‘Generation Z’ (aka ‘millennials’), focusing upon its effects and consequent implications for higher academia and the nursing profession.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 1986: Registered General Nurse (Rochdale School of Nursing)
  • 1995: Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Nursing Education BA (Hons) (University of Manchester)
  • 1995: Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT) (United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery, & Health Visiting)
  • 2003: Master of Philosophy MPhil (United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery, & Health Visiting)

Postgraduate Research

Perioperative nursing, anaesthetic nursing.