Dr Alan Barker
Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Exercise and Health

External responsibilities

Awards/Honorary fellowships

2012 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2011 Sport and Health Sciences student teaching award for ‘Best feedback provider’ and ‘Inspiring use of research in teaching’. Runner-up for ‘Best overall lecturer’.

2008 Elsevier student oral presentation award (1st place). British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Annual Conference, Bath, England.

2007 Runner-up student oral presentation. XXIV Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting. Tallinn, Estonia.

2007 Graduate teaching award for ‘Excellence in Teaching’. School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter.

2003 Physiological Society undergraduate dissertation award

Committee/panel activities

Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Member of the Physiological Society

Member of the Higher Education Academy

Editorial responsibilities

I regularly act as a reviewer for the following journals:

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews
European Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Sports Sciences
Medicine and Sport Science
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Physician and Sportsmedicine
Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Acta Paediatrica
Pediatric Exercise Science

Invited lectures

Barker, A.R. (2008). Advanced measurement in paediatric exercise science: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy. BASES workshop on ‘Advanced measurement in paediatric exercise science’, University of Exeter.

Barker, A.R. (2009). In-vivo interrogation of muscle metabolism during exercise in children using 31P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Presented at the BASES Annual Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, as part of the BASES Fellow Symposium ‘Advances in Paediatric Exercise Science: Lessons from the Past’. Co-presenters included Professor Craig Williams and Professor Jo Doust.

Barker, A.R. (2010). In-vivo interrogation of muscle metabolism during exercise in children using 31P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy: Lessons from CHERC. Presented at the Peninsula Paediatric Research Symposium.

Barker, A.R. (2011). Training young people: is there a golden period? Presented at the 4th Annual SportsMed South West conference.

Barker, A.R. (2011). Physical activity, fitness and health in young people. Presented at the International Summer School. University of Exeter.

Barker, A.R. (2012). Endurance training young athletes. Presented at the International Seminar on ‘Training during the evolutive age’ for the Italian Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy.

Barker, A.R. (2012). The physiological basis of endurance training in young people. Presented at the IAAF Youth Athletes Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Barker, A.R. (2012). Sport and Health of Young People. Presented at the International Summer School on Sport, Performance and the Olympic games. University of Exeter. UK.

Barker, A.R. (2012). Non-invasive insights into paediatric muscle metabolic during exercise. Beyond 2012: The 7th Researching Youth Sport Conference. Loughborough University, UK.

Workshops/Conferences organised

Organising and scientific committee for the XXVII European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology

Organiser and presenter at the BASES workshop on ‘Advanced measurement in paediatric exercise science’, University of Exeter

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