Timothy Barker

Dr Timothy Barker

Transfer Science Research Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Timothy Barker is a Research Fellow within the Transfer Science team at JBI and the lead researcher of the JBI Adelaide GRADE center. He is a research methodologist, animal welfare researcher and clinical epidemiologist. Timothy has significant experience in systematic review and clinical guideline conduct and development. He contributes to the teaching and coordination of the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program, the JBI Evidence-implementation Training Program and the JBI Adelaide GRADE workshop. JBI is an evidence-based healthcare research institute working towards a vision of the world in which the best available evidence is used to inform decision making at the point of care globally.

Timothy's research interests and past experience include:
Systematic reviews of animal and pre-clinical research
Systematic reviews of effectiveness
Systematic reviews of prevalence and incidence
Research methodology
Risk of bias
Guideline development

Timothy is an early-career researcher who has won multiple awards during his academic life, including

1st place in the 2016 School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences ‘3 Minute Thesis’ competition at the University of Adelaide

2nd place in the 2017 School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences ‘3 Minute Thesis’ competition at the University of Adelaide

Winner of the 2018, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Publication Award Incentive Scheme

2018 Nomination and Semi Finalist in the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

Timothy Barker conducts research investigating:

  • Evidence-based healthcare
  • Systematic review methodology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Clinical guideline development methods
  • Evidence transfer and knowledge translation
Date Title Investigators Funding Body Amount
2018 Smoking Cessation Guideline Update

Awarded to JBI:

Munn Z, Aromataris E, Barker TH,  Stern C

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners $48,300
2015 The utility of cognitive bias testing to assess therapeutic improvements in emotional state in a rat model of chemotherapy-induced mucositis

Whittaker AL, Barker TH, Howarth GS

School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Seed Grant, The University of Adelaide $4,000

2018-Present, JBI, Course Facilitator, Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program https://jbi.global/education/systematic-review-training

2018-Present, JBI, Course Facilitator, Evidence-implementation Training Program https://jbi.global/education/evidence-implementation-training

2018-Present, JBI, Course Facilitator, GRADE workshop https://jbi.global/grade/training_and_events 

2014-2018, University of Adelaide, Lecturer and Tutor, Laboratory Animal Sciences III https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/103534/1/sem-2/ 

2015-2018, University of Adelaide, Lecturer and Tutor, Principles of Animal Behaviour Welfare and Ethics https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/104097/1/sem-2/2020

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Systematic review and meta-analysis of the outcomes of low cost mesh in hernioplasty in low and middle income countries Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ashish Immanuel Vaska
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Neurological Impact of Specific Nutrients on Female Stress: A Two-Phase, Sequential, Mixed Methods Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Delia McCabe
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Attention-bias as a measure of animal welfare and emotion University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Hons) Honours Full Time Sheryn Thomas
  • Position: Transfer Science Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83132932
  • Email: timothy.barker@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Norwich Centre, floor 3
  • Org Unit: JBI

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