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Tom Barker

Senior Health & Nutrition Convenor

Tom Barker is Senior Health and Nutrition Convenor at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Tom has 14 years’ experience working in knowledge brokering, research communication, policy engagement, and parliamentary influencing in the UK health and international development policy arenas. Tom manages a portfolio of health and nutrition projects working in Sub- Saharan Africa and Asia, including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, China, India and Bangladesh.

Previously Tom managed a research knowledge brokering network for the UK National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme; facilitated engagements with the UK Parliament for the NHS Confederation, a membership body for NHS organisations, and ran the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health. Tom has an MSc Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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Research themes of interest
Health

Tom Barker’s recent work

Publication

Integrating Actions to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance into Strategies to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Published by Future Health Systems

It is critical that ensuring people’s access to effective treatment for common infections is aligned with efforts to reduce the risk of emerging antimicrobial resistance.The Institute of Development Studies, a Future Health Systems partner, is influencing policy agendas to give greater focus on the need for the just and sustainable use of antimicrobials.

1 June 2018