Alex Barker


NameAlex Barker
Job titleLecturer in Psychology
Research instituteCollege of Health, Psychology and Social Care
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4568-5114

Research outputs

Tobacco, e-cigarette and alcohol content in popular UK soap operas: a content analysis to explore changes in social norms and scene location over time

Scott, N.J., Murray, R.L., Barker, A.B., Critchlow, N., Best, C. and Semple, S. 2024. Tobacco, e-cigarette and alcohol content in popular UK soap operas: a content analysis to explore changes in social norms and scene location over time. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2024.2341006

A content analysis of alcohol imagery in season 2 of The Kardashians

Barker, A., Scott, C. and Sharpe, E. 2023. A content analysis of alcohol imagery in season 2 of The Kardashians. Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-024-02198-y

A content analysis of tobacco content in season 1 of ‘And Just Like That’

Alexander B. Barker, Jaspreet Bal, Rachael L. Murray and Barker, A. 2023. A content analysis of tobacco content in season 1 of ‘And Just Like That’. Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-023-01975-5

Have yourself a ‘merry’ little Christmas: Alcohol adverts and alcohol content within adverts in the run up to Christmas

Barker, A., Thorley, R. and Murray, R.L. 2023. Have yourself a ‘merry’ little Christmas: Alcohol adverts and alcohol content within adverts in the run up to Christmas. Public health in Practice. 6, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhip.2023.100390

The 1975: Is tobacco promotion through music making a comeback?

Barker, A. 2023. The 1975: Is tobacco promotion through music making a comeback? BMJ Tobacco Control. 32, pp. 271-274. https://doi.org/10.1136/tc-2023-058068

Response to Ofcom Letter (1) – 15/07/2022 & Response to Ofcom Letter (2) – 27/02/2023

Barker, A. and Murray, R.L. 2023. Response to Ofcom Letter (1) – 15/07/2022 & Response to Ofcom Letter (2) – 27/02/2023. Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdad019

The effect of alcohol marketing on people with, or at risk of, an alcohol problem: A rapid literature review

Murray, R.L., Leonardi-Bee, J., Barker, A., Brown, O. and Langley, T. 2022. The effect of alcohol marketing on people with, or at risk of, an alcohol problem: A rapid literature review. Glasgow, Scotland Alcohol Focus Scotland.

REALISING OUR RIGHTS: How to protect people from alcohol marketing

Barker, A. 2022. REALISING OUR RIGHTS: How to protect people from alcohol marketing . Glasgow, Scotland Alcohol Focus Scotland.

Social identity in people with multiple sclerosis: a social identity approach to the role of the family in identity reconstruction

Barker, A. 2016. Social identity in people with multiple sclerosis: a social identity approach to the role of the family in identity reconstruction. PhD Thesis

A content analysis of ‘junk food’ content in children’s TV programmes: a comparison of UK broadcast TV and video-on-demand services

Alexander B Barker, Megan Parkin, Shreesh Sinha, Emma Wilson, Rachael L Murray and Barker, A. 2022. A content analysis of ‘junk food’ content in children’s TV programmes: a comparison of UK broadcast TV and video-on-demand services. Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdac067

Reducing the harm from alcohol – by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion: a technical report

Barker, A. 2022. Reducing the harm from alcohol – by regulating cross-border alcohol marketing, advertising and promotion: a technical report. Geneva World Health Organization.

Population exposure to alcohol and junk food advertising during the 2018 FIFA world cup: implications for public health

Allayed, K., Murray, R.L., Britton, J. and Barker, A. 2022. Population exposure to alcohol and junk food advertising during the 2018 FIFA world cup: implications for public health. BMC Public Health. 22 (908), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13233-6

Exposure to tobacco, alcohol and ‘Junk food’ content in reality TV programmes broadcast in the UK between August 2019 - 2020.

Barker, A., Bal, J., Ruff, L. and Murray,R. 2022. Exposure to tobacco, alcohol and ‘Junk food’ content in reality TV programmes broadcast in the UK between August 2019 - 2020. Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdac046

Impact of Smoking and Vaping in Films on Smoking and Vaping Uptake in Adolescents: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Hassanein, Z., Barker, A., Murray, R., Britton, J., Agrawal, S. and Leonardi-Bee, J. 2022. Impact of Smoking and Vaping in Films on Smoking and Vaping Uptake in Adolescents: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Health Education & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981221086944

The high frequency of alcohol advertising during televised English Premier League football games shown in Ethiopia

Tamire, M., Barker, A., Getachew, S., Murray, R.L., Amedala, R., Britton, J., Deressa, W. and Fogarty, A. 2022. The high frequency of alcohol advertising during televised English Premier League football games shown in Ethiopia. Harm Reduction. 19 (11), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-022-00591-y

Response to Houghton’s letter: ‘Minimizing assessments of alcohol advertising in the Six Nations Rugby Championship’.

Barker, A., Bal, J. and Murray, R.L. 2021. Response to Houghton’s letter: ‘Minimizing assessments of alcohol advertising in the Six Nations Rugby Championship’. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 56 (5). https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agab053

A content analysis and population exposure estimate of Guinness branded alcohol marketing during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations

Barker, A., Bal, J. and Murray, R.L. 2021. A content analysis and population exposure estimate of Guinness branded alcohol marketing during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 56 (5), pp. 617-620. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agab039

Smoking and health 2021: A coming of age for tobacco control?

Barker, A. 2021. Smoking and health 2021: A coming of age for tobacco control? London Royal College of Physicians.

Content analysis of Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video original films in the UK for alcohol, tobacco and junk food imagery

Alfayad, K., Murray, R.L., Britton, J. and Barker, A. 2021. Content analysis of Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video original films in the UK for alcohol, tobacco and junk food imagery. Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab022

Tobacco and tobacco branding in films most popular in the UK from 2009 to 2017

Barker, A., Cranwell, J., Fitzpatrick, I., Whittamore, K., Allayed, K., Hardy, A., Murray, R.L and Britton, J. 2020. Tobacco and tobacco branding in films most popular in the UK from 2009 to 2017. Thorax. 75, pp. 1103-1108. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-214743

Quantifying alcohol audio-visual content in UK broadcasts of the 2018 Formula 1 Championship: a content analysis and population exposure.

Barker, A., Opazo Breton, M., Thomson, E., Britton, J., Grant-Braham, B and Murray, R.L 2020. Quantifying alcohol audio-visual content in UK broadcasts of the 2018 Formula 1 Championship: a content analysis and population exposure. BMJ Open. 10 (8), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037035

Tobacco and alcohol content in soap operas broadcast on UK television: a content analysis and population exposure

Alexander B Barker, John Britton, Emily Thomson, Rachael L Murray and Barker, A. 2020. Tobacco and alcohol content in soap operas broadcast on UK television: a content analysis and population exposure. Journal of Public Health. 43 (3), pp. 595-603. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa091

Experience of identity change in people who reported a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

Barker, A., Smale, K., Hunt, N., Lincoln, N.B. and das Nair, R 2019. Experience of identity change in people who reported a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care. 21 (5), pp. 235-242. https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2018-069

Corrigendum: A content analysis of tobacco and alcohol audio-visual content in a sample of UK reality TV programmes

Alexander B Barker, John Britton, Emily Thomson, Abby Hunter, Magdalena Opazo Breton, Rachael L Murray and Barker, A. 2019. Corrigendum: A content analysis of tobacco and alcohol audio-visual content in a sample of UK reality TV programmes. Journal of Public Health. 42 (3), pp. 561-569. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz088

Exposure to ‘smokescreen’ marketing during the 2018 Formula 1 Championship.

Barker, A., Opazo Breton, M., Murray, R.L, Grant-Braham, B and Britton, J. 2019. Exposure to ‘smokescreen’ marketing during the 2018 Formula 1 Championship. Tobacco Control. 28, pp. e154-e155. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055025

Quantifying tobacco and alcohol imagery in Netflix and Amazon Prime instant video original programming accessed from the UK: a content analysis.

Barker, A., Smith, J., Hunter, A., Britton, J. and Murray, R. 2019. Quantifying tobacco and alcohol imagery in Netflix and Amazon Prime instant video original programming accessed from the UK: a content analysis. BMJ Open. 9, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025807

A systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids in adults with hearing loss.

Maidment, D., Barker, A., Xia, J. and Ferguson, M. 2018. A systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids in adults with hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology. 57 (10), pp. 721-729. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1493546

A content analysis of alcohol content in UK television

Barker, A., Whittamore, K., Britton, J., Murray, R.L. and Cranwell, J. 2018. A content analysis of alcohol content in UK television. Journal of public Health. 41 (3), pp. 462-469. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy142

Alcohol audio-visual content in Formula 1 television broadcasting

Barker, A., Britton, J., Grant-Braham, B. and Murray, R.L. 2018. Alcohol audio-visual content in Formula 1 television broadcasting. BMC Public Health. 18, p. 1155. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6068-3

Content analysis of tobacco content in UK television

Barker, A., Whittamore, K., Britton, J. and Cranwell, J. 2018. Content analysis of tobacco content in UK television. Tobacco Control . 28 (4), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054427

Population exposure to smoking and tobacco branding in the UK reality show ‘Love Island’

Alexander B Barker, Magdalena Opazo Breton, Joanne Cranwell, John Britton, Rachael L Murray and Barker, A. 2018. Population exposure to smoking and tobacco branding in the UK reality show ‘Love Island’. Tobacco Control. 27 (6), pp. 709-711. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054125

Social Identity in People with Multiple Sclerosis: An Examination of Family Identity and Mood

Barker, A., Lincoln, N.B., Hunt, N. and das Nair, R. 2018. Social Identity in People with Multiple Sclerosis: An Examination of Family Identity and Mood. International journal of MS Care. 20 (2), pp. 85-91. https://doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-074

Coping together with hearing loss: a qualitative meta-synthesis of the psychosocial experiences of people with hearing loss and their communication partners

Barker, A., Leighton, P. and Ferguson, M. 2017. Coping together with hearing loss: a qualitative meta-synthesis of the psychosocial experiences of people with hearing loss and their communication partners. International Journal of Audiology. 56 (5), pp. 297-305. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2017.1286695

Effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids for adults with hearing loss: a systematic review protocol

Maidment, D., Barker, A., Xia, J. and Ferguson, M. 2016. Effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids for adults with hearing loss: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 6, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011683

Changes to identity following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: A narrative analysis

Barker, A. 2014. Changes to identity following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: A narrative analysis. PsyPag 2014. Kent 09 - 11 Sep 2014 https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3173035.v1

Recovery is no laughing matter - or is it?

Barker, A. 2016. Recovery is no laughing matter - or is it? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20 (3), pp. 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1108/mhsi-02-2016-0006

Comparing individual and group intervention for psychological adjustment in people with multiple sclerosis: a feasibility randomised controlled trial

das Nair, R., Kontou, E., Smale, K., Barker, A. and Lincoln, N.B. 2016. Comparing individual and group intervention for psychological adjustment in people with multiple sclerosis: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 30 (12), pp. 1156-1164. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515616446

Social identity in people with multiple sclerosis: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research

Barker, A. 2014. Social identity in people with multiple sclerosis: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Social Care and Neurodisability. 5 (4), pp. 256-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/scn-05-2014-0009
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