College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

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Technical Advisor

Helen Clarke is a technician for Health, Psychology & Social Care at the University of Derby. She works across colleges in nursing simulation & practice, as well as within Theraputic Arts.  

Research Professor in Journalism

John is Research Professor in Journalism and his role is to support research activities across the School and wider university. He has interests in a variety of research areas including journalism ethics and regulation, political communication, media history and journalism education.

Dan King stood in a classroom.
Lecturer in American Studies

As Lecturer in American studies, Daniel King teaches across a range of modules focused on the literature, culture, and history of North America. 

Postgraduate Research Student

Dana is a final-year postgraduate research student at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Education, Department of Education. 

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Postgraduate Research Student

Brandy is a postgraduate research student at the University of Derby. Her PhD is provisionally titled Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Works: Breaking the Myth of Shelley as an Atheist.

Duncan Anderson
Head of Discipline: Primary ITE

Chas Andrews-Roberts
Head of Discipline - Media & Art

Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Education Studies

Liz Atkins
Professor of Vocational Education and Social Justice

Professor Liz Atkins is a leading scholar in the field of vocational education and training (VET). She has published widely on her concerns about how VET helps low-attaining young people move from school to work and associated ethical/methodological and social justice issues. Her recent book with Duckworth (2019) is Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education (Bloomsbury).

Professor of Post-Compulsory Education

Professor James Avis is Professor of Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Derby. His research currently focuses on the policy context surrounding vocational education and training, with additional interests in intersectionality social justice, waged labour and the impact of socio-economic change on the sector.