MB BS 2003 London; FRACP 2014; FRCPA 2014


Dr Barker started his medical career in London in 1998. Following completion of basic physician training in Wellington in 2009 he decided to undertake advanced training in both Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology in New Zealand and in Sydney, Australia. This provided experience in allergy as well as training in autoimmunity and the management of immunosuppressive medications, care of patients with reduced immunity including HIV and pathology (laboratory medicine) which led to an additional specialist qualification (FRCPA). Since fellowship he worked as a locum consultant in Christchurch and then again in Wellington from 2016-18, including a year as the Clinical Leader of the service there. He returned to Auckland in late 2018.

Title or Designation

Clinical Immunologist

Post-Fellowship Training

Education & General Training

  • Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London 1998 - 2003
  • Pre-registration house officer positions undertaken in Portsmouth and Basingstoke, UK
  • Emergency medicine, Sexual Health and HIV training undertaken in London, UK


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS Lond) 2003
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) 2014
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) 2014

Specialist Training

  • Basic Physician Training, Wellington, NZ 2005 - 2009
  • Immunology and Immunopathology, Wellington, NZ 2009 - 2010
  • Immunology and Immunopathology, Sydney, Australia 2011 - 2014
  • Immunopathology, Auckland, NZ 2014

Professional Memberships

  • The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Full NZ Registration Date

1 March 2007

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine, Pathology

Contact Details

Dr Russell Barker is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

Team Support contact person: Marilyn Church