Mike Barker

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole room 3.03

Please email for an appointment.


Research Gate

Current positions

Lecturer in Adult Nursing & Admissions Tutor (Adult Nursing)


Mike qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 and subsequently enjoyed a clinical career in anaesthetic nursing in England and Germany. In 1991 Mike entered nurse education and in 1996 entered higher academia with the University of Salford where he has remained ever since. Mike's personal interests include football (being an avid Manchester United fan), travel and playing the 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 member

  • Pre-Registration Contemporary Issues in Nursing module
  • Post Qualifying Clinical Decision Making
  • Reasoning & Judgement module

Manual Handling trainer

  • Pre-registration BSc (Hons) in Nursing

Member of Faculty

  • Acute Illness Management course

International Link Lecturer

  • Hochschule Fulda,
  • Germany


  • Personal Teacher/Academic Assessor
  • University Link Lecturer to 5 clinical links at the Royal Bolton Trust

Research Interests

  • Clinical skills development
  • Admissions & recruitment
  • Perioperative nursing

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.