Emily Barker

Emily Barker


  • The University of Western Australia (M463), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


I am the data microscopy specialist in the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). I am focussing on making the data our users collect easily accessible as well as streamlining the analysis methods. We are also focussing on creating systems which will help our users to make their data more FAIR as this is the push being made by funding bodies and publishers both within Australia and internationally.

I completed my PhD on scanning probe microscopy of gels at Curtin University in 2021 after a bachelor of science (nanotechnology) at the same institution. After finishing my PhD, I was lucky enough to be able to stay in Western Australia and come over to UWA in a postdoctoral position in Professor Paul Low's lab working on break junciton scanning probe microscopy of single molecules. I have now transitioned into a senior research officer position in CMCA looking at the best ways to transfer, store and use data in our facilities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy, Characterisation of Gelation by Atomic Force Microscopy, Curtin University

Feb 2016Dec 2020

Award Date: 8 Sept 2021

Industry keywords

  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Microscopy
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Python Programming
  • Data Management