College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

Senior Lecturer: Visual Culture

Dr Ian Neal is module leader for historical and theoretical modules on various design disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His work encourages art and design students consider historical, theoretical and intellectual inquiry around their disciplines which is meaningful, purposeful and enlightening.

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Professor of Career Development Practice and Head of iCeGS

Dr Siobhan Neary is an Associate Professor and Head of iCeGS. Siobhan has responsibility for overseeing the Centre's research and teaching and learning portfolio. Her research interests focus on CPD, professional identity and quality improvement within the career development sector.

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Associate Lecturer in Teacher Training

Paula Needham is an Associate Lecturer in Teacher Training. She has a career spanning 25 years in education, teaching initially in secondary schools, but the majority of her teaching has been in the primary sector. Her experience ranges across a variety of contrasting schools and covers various management responsibilities.

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Lecturer in Journalism

Suzanne Nelson teaches across the university's Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Specialist Sports Journalism and Football Journalism courses, specialising in online journalism, work-based learning and media law, regulation and ethics. Before joining the University of Derby, she worked in the regional news industry for 18 years.

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Head of the Discipline of Humanities

Tom is Head of the Discipline of Humanities, responsible for managing programmes in History, English, Creative and Professional Writing, Publishing, American Studies, and Popular Music in Society.

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Lecturer in Public History and Heritage

Ryan Nutting is a Lecturer in History and leads the MA Programme in Public History and Heritage. Ryan is eager to help our students understand and engage with the current issues and controversies facing the heritage sector.

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University Technical Manager

Crispin Owen is a Technical Manager with responsibility for the strategic development, operation and management of high-quality and complex technical resources and support services across the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, College of Science and Engineering, and the Institute of Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.

Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies

Kay previously worked as an Associate Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Derby before moving across to the College of Education where she now teaches full-time on the Early Childhood programme.

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Associate Professor of Art Practice

Christine Parker is an Associate Professor of Art Practice. This means her writing and directing for the screen has achieved international reach and recognition.

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

As a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITE), Matthew is responsible for overseeing all of the Computing and ICT content across all of the ITE programmes at the University of Derby. He regularly provides continuous professional development opportunities for schools both within the locality and nationally.