College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

Peter Lansley reporting at a football match
Senior Lecturer in Football Journalism

Peter Lansley is a Lecturer in Journalism, football reporter and FA coach mentor. Peter is particularly involved with the Football Journalism courses and has many years of first-hand experience in journalism, where he covered a wealth of football tournaments.

Ruth Larsen
Senior Lecturer in History; Programme Leader for BA (Hons) History and Integrated Masters in History; Subject Lead for Joint Honours History

As a Senior Lecturer in History, Ruth Larsen is the Programme Leader for undergraduate History programmes. She has research expertise in British History of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially relating to gender history and the history of the country house.

Technical Instructor - Print

Martin Leedham is the Technical Instructor in Print within the School of Art. Martin has over twenty five years experience of working in education and has been at the University of Derby since 2010. Martin is passionate about all things print and helping students gain relevant print skills that will help them become better Artists and Designers.

Richard Levesley at our Markeaton Street site
Programme Leader

Drawing is at the core of Richards practice. He is particularly interested in sketchbooks, gathering ideas exploring various drawing processes and illustrative outcomes. His research practice explores drawing, digital process and printed in relation to commercial Illustration and directly informs my teaching.

Caroline Locke at YSP with tuning forks
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts

Associate Professor Caroline Locke works as an artist and artistic researcher. Her research is attuned to natural ecologies. Finding ways to understand and respond to new geological age, she develops kinetic sculptures, large-scale immersive installations, and sound works. One focus of her research is on identifying the need for closer connection and greater understanding of nature.

Rubi Mahmood presenting at a conference
Lecturer in International Education

Rubi is part of the team that delivers the International Postgraduate in Education (iPGCE)  and the International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (with International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS) to international students online.

Kim Makin-Smith teaching
Lecturer in Education

Kim Makin-Smith teaches across the Primary Initial Teacher Education programmes as well as International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Neil is a senior lecture in journalism, with a specialism in television journalism, although also teaching video, audio, radio, print and online journalism.

Gemma Marmalade smiling
Assistant Head of Discipline - Art and Photography Programme Leader - Photography

Dr. Gemma Marmalade is Assistant Head of Discipline to Art and Photography in the School of Art; Programme Leader for BA Hons. Photography; an internationally exhibited artist, researcher, and award-winning academic specialising in experimental approaches to the radical intersections of photography and performance, playfully negotiating the authenticity of the speaking voice.

Alice Marshall
Lecturer in Dance | Programme Leader Dance – Déda

Choreography is at the core of Alice’s practice, exploring digital projection and dance with her company Adaire to Dance. This research feeds into her teaching on the MA Dance & Choreography and she is committed to training and nurturing the talent of aspiring dance artists.