College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

David Kershaw
Senior Lecturer

David is a I'm a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, who teaches on the BEd, PGCE and Schools Direct programs. 

Josh holding up a measuring tape, smiling.
Technical Advisor

Joshua is a Film Production alumnus turned Technical Advisor and award-winning filmmaker. His job includes supporting the Media Loan Hub, Radio Rooms, Editing Suites, TV Studio, Rehearsal Rooms, Recording Studios as well as supporting and leading teaching sessions.

An image of Erin Lafford reading a book.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English, Erin pursues research in Romanticism and long eighteenth-century literature. She is completing a monograph on  John Clare's Medical Imagination, and has published articles on John Clare, William Cowper, William Blake, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.  She teaches English Literature and English and History students at BA and MA level.

Vered wearing glasses- smiling in front of a bookcase.
Senior Lecturer Programme Leader, MA Arts (Photography)

Vered is Programme Leader for our MA Arts (Photography) course.

Lecturer in the technology of live events

Performing Arts and Theatre

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.

Martin Leedham in the print workshop.
Technical Instructor - Print

Martin Leedham is the Technical Instructor in Print within the School of Art. Martin has over twenty years experience of working in education and has been at the University of Derby since 2010. Martin is passionate about print / printmaking and helping students gain print skills. 

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.