Prof. Baker started with The University of Surrey in 1978 and has been Development Director for the University since 1985.
Since this date Prof. Baker has been responsible for all new building developments constructed on the University campus and The Surrey Research Park. He is now involved in the development of infrastructure and buildings on the new University campus at Manor Park.
Originally a lecturer in Civil Engineering for the University, he has been Visiting Professor of Construction Management since 1997. His research background is in fluid mechanics and stress analysis and he has been involved in the development of a number of patented inventions related to structural plastics.
Professor Baker is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist.