James Barker serves as a Reader in Analytical Science, School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University, London, UK, since 2006. He holds a B.S. with honors degree in chemistry, University of Manchester, 1988; and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 1992. Dr. Barker is a Chartered Chemist, the Royal Society of Chemistry, 1991; European Chemist, the European Communities Chemistry Council, 1994; Registered Analytical Chemist, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1995; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2000; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2003; Chartered Scientist (CSci), Science Council, 2004. He also served as a Senior Lecturer in analytical chemistry, University of Greenwich, UK, from 1994 to 1997; an AMS Manager in CBAMS Ltd., from 1997 to 1999; and a Senior Lecturer in analytical chemistry, Kingston University, from 1999 to 2006. His research interests include the following: development and validation of methods for analysis of drugs abuse and the merger of social and analytical sciences to advance public health research; separation and characterization of compounds obtained from plant extracts and their possible therapeutic use as anticancer agents; the analysis and biochemistry of elements and compounds of biological and environmental concern and food safety; development of analytical and radiochemical techniques previously used in nuclear science such as AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) and PIXE/PIGE/RBS (proton-induced X-ray emission, proton induced gamma emission, and Rutherford backscattering) for pharmaceutical/biomedical applications; toxicological evaluation and monitoring of contaminated landfill sites, and use of plant biomarkers for long- and short-term pollution studies.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013