Contact Dr Steve Barker

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Systems Engineering


Dr Barker has several years experience working within the aerospace sector, primarily with BAE SYSTEMS, to analyse and improve management and manufacturing systems and engineering processes. Also has experience of working with organisations in non-defence sectors, including Xerox, Panasonic, Rolls-Royce, Caterpillar, RM, and various small manufacturing enterprises. Steve has expertise and experience in the fields of Engineering design and its management, Through-life capability development, requirements definition and management, Sustainable business approaches to environmental change, the development and application of process improvement criteria, and the analysis of constraints upon business processes. Dr Barker has worked as consultant in these areas on a number of occasions.

Current activities

Dr Barker is a Lecturer in Systems Engineering having joined Cranfield in October 2007. Initially responsible for co-ordination of research activities in through life systems management as part of a major joint research programme partly sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS, before taking up the position of lecturer. At Shrivenham, Dr Barker is a contributor to a number of courses, including the Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc, on which he module manages 'Systems Approach to Engineering' and 'Lifecycle Processes Advanced'. Steve teaches on a number of modules, the Defence Acquisition Management MSc, and the Acquisition Education Training course

Dr Barker is Short Course Director within the Centre for Systems Engineering, and has responsibility for Systems Engineering short courses. In particular, Steve leads the Engineering Development Course for DE&S.


  • UK MOD
  • BAE Systems


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