Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Robert Barker

NIHR In Practice Fellow


I have recently completed an extended academic integrated  training post in general practice at Newcastle University. This gave me the opportunity to study for a Masters Degree in Public Health and introduced me to academic primary care. I am now a GP partner at Corbridge Health Centre in West Northumberland, and the care home lead for my practice. My research interests in older adult care link directly to my clinical practice. I have been awarded an NIHR In-practice fellowship to develop doctoral research on care home health. My current work is looking at trends in health and functioning of care home residents and the epidemiology and use of track and trigger systems in long term care.