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Jackie Barker

01642 342610
Job title:
Principal Lecturer (Marketing & Recruitment)
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
Computing, Media & the Arts research

About Jackie Barker

I'm a senior lecturer in Computer Science in the School of Computing, focusing on Java Programming and Network Service Management.  I'm also a Teesside University graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

I spent many years working in Local Government finance before studying for my degree at Teesside as a mature student, from 1993 to 1997.  I started working here in July 1997 and have been here ever since.  This is the perfect job for me - I love seeing the students start as first years and then graduate 3 or 4 years later as educated adults, ready to take on the world.   Helping them learn and making a difference is what it's all about.

Research interests

Currently undertaking a post grad qualification, and in February I expect to start a research project into the use of MOOCs in Higher Education in the UK - I'll keep you posted...

Enterprise interests

13/11/14: Currently talking to large networking companies across the UK and internationally, to get industry input into the development of the new course I am leading on - Computer Security and Networks.  We need to constantly update our subject knowledge, to help meet business demands, and I'm glad we have many business relationships to support this.