Timothy Barker

Dr Timothy Barker

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

Dr. Tim Barker is a research fellow within Health Evidence Synthesis, Recommendations and Impact (HESRI) and is the deputy-director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE center. He is a research methodologist, systematic reviewer and clinical epidemiologist. Tim has experience in multiple evidence synthesis types and has been internationally accredited (INGUIDE - Level III) to serve as a research methodologist and chair in the development of clinical practice guidelines.

Tim's research interests and past experience include:
Systematic review methodology (Effectiveness, Prevalence and Incidence, Animal and Pre-Clinical Models)
Assessment of risk of bias
Guideline development using the GRADE approach
Animal and veterinary sciences

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
2023 Research Leaders Award Barker TH The University of Adelaide - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences $40,000
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, Course Facilitator, JBI Adelaide GRADE Workshop workshop https://jbi.global/grade/training_and_events 

2018-2023, JBI, Course Facilitator, Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program https://jbi.global/education/systematic-review-training

2018-2023, JBI, Course Facilitator, Evidence-implementation Training Program https://jbi.global/education/evidence-implementation-training

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

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Implementing a novel development approach to augment the quality of evidence-based out-of-hospital clinical practice guidelines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brendan Vincent Schultz
    2024 Co-Supervisor Establishing an evidence-based framework for developing diagnostic criteria for conditions with no obvious test, biomarker or reference standard Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sam White
    2023 Principal Supervisor The Effectiveness of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgical Resection in the Management of Benign Colorectal Conditions Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Molly Ann Clark
    2022 Principal Supervisor What is the efficacy of withholding perioperative anticoagulation bridging in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing elective invasive procedures? Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Jaspreet Kaur
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Effectiveness Of Reduced Versus Standard Dose Radiation Therapy On Survival And Radiation Associated Toxicity In Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC) Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Timothy James Lee
    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
    2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Outcomes after Hernioplasty Utilising Low Cost Mesh in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ashish Immanuel Vaska
  • 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: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83132932
  • Email: timothy.barker@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Norwich Centre, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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