Dr Barker's research falls within the broad area of intellectual property law and internet law. Her intellectual property research interests include non-standard trademarks, copyright and user-generated content. Her internet law research interests focus upon the regulation and control of online multi-user platforms including online games and social media platforms. In particular she is interested in the intersection between user responsibility, platform provider responsibility and legal regulations.
Her current research projects focus on nuanced areas of trademark protection, challenges posed by internet trolling, and gender-based abuses in online environments.
Dr Barker is happy to consider supervision of PhD and Masters / LLM dissertations in the following areas:
- internet law
- digital rights
- contract law
- intellectual property law