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Christopher Barker

About

I have been working at Kingston University since 1996. I have also worked at Middlesex University, Birkbeck College and Royal Holloway. At Kingston I ran the Psychology Department from 2000 to 2008 during which time we started the first single honours psychology course, gained accreditation by the British Psychological Society, started our first BPS conversion Graduate Diploma, run our first MSc course and made a highly successful return in our first UK Research Assessment Exercise (now REF). I was the Deputy Head of School for a number of years as well as the Acting Head of School. I most recently spent a number of years on the Faculty Management Group as the Director of Student Affairs.

I have taught (and written) many modules but my areas of greatest teaching interest are Abnormal Psychology and Research Methods.

Outside the University I have acted as an external examiner and external consultant, reviewer and adviser at multiple Universities across Europe, China and Russia.

My areas of research interests include Spider Phobia and Emotional Disorders. I have also looked at learning to read braille in blind and sighted children as well as fears in blind children. I have acted as a reviewer for the journal, Cognition and Emotion and for the ESRC as a reviewer of grant applications.

Academic responsibilities

Principle Lecturer

Teaching and learning

I have taught (and written) many modules but my areas of greatest teaching interest are Abnormal Psychology and Research Methods.

Research

 Latest Article: Size and modality effects in Braille learning. Implications for the blind child from pre-reading sighted children. 2018. Journal: British Journal of Educational Psychology

Publications

Number of items: 2.

Article

Barlow-Brown, Fiona, Barker, Christopher and Harris, Margaret (2019) Size and modality effects in Braille learning : implications for the blind child from pre-reading sighted children. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 89(1), pp. 165-176. ISSN (print) 0007-0998

Conference or Workshop Item

Barlow-Brown, Fiona, Barker, Christopher H., Dawson, Ruth and Bryant, J. (2006) The relationship between fears and disgust across childhood. In: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference; 7-9 Sep 2006, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

Outside the University I have acted as an external examiner and external consultant, reviewer and adviser at multiple Universities across Europe, China and Russia.

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Leadership and management

I ran the Psychology Department at Kingston for eight years during which time we started the first single honours psychology course, gained accreditation by the British Psychological Society, started our first BPS conversion Graduate Diploma, run our first MSc course and made a highly successful return in our first UK Research Assessment Exercise (now REF). I was the Deputy Head of School for a number of years as well as the Acting Head of School. I most recently spent a number of years on the Faculty Management Group as the Director of Student Affairs.

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