John Barker is an accomplished academic, researcher, and business professional with an impressive track record in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital economy. He holds a PhD in Innovation/Entrepreneurship/Digital Economy from Cardiff Metropolitan University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Social Research Methods, and a Professional Certificate in Data Science from Harvard University. He is also an MSc Integrated Professional Development graduate and holds a PG Dip in Broadcast Journalism from the University of London.
Mr. Barker's professional experience is extensive and includes prominent roles in both academia and business. He is currently the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships at Simply Do Ideas, where he drives growth and fosters relationships with key stakeholders. He has also served as an Associate Tutor for Launching an Enterprise and Ops and Supply Chain Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University, as well as a Module Tutor at the University of the West of England. Mr. Barker also held former positions such as Head of Research and Development at Simply Do Ideas, Associate Lecturer and Professional Development Awards Coordinator at the University of the West of England, and Business Development Advisor. He has also worked as a Freelance Broadcast Journalist at the BBC, as well as a Director at Trinity Community Arts and BCFM.
As a writer, Mr. Barker has contributed to various publications, including Bristol24-7, 247 Magazine, and The North London Weekly Post. He has also reviewed films for Bristol24-7. As an expert in his field, John is well-versed in a variety of topics, including innovation strategies, entrepreneurship, digital economy, business development, and professional, technical, and scientific writing.