College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

Lecturer in Performance

As Programme Leader and Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Costume and Set Design, Dr Penna is bringing over fifteen years of professional performance design expertise and her research to teaching within the learning environment of Derby Theatre. Contributing actively to its mission to engage, empower, inspire and enable the widest possible audience through transformational learning and theatre.

Senior Lecturer in English Language

Dr Cara Penry Williams a Lecturer in English Language. As well as teaching undergraduate students, Cara researches topics in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. I am available for PhD supervision on topics related to my expertise.

Profile picture taken in S tower.
Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (Primary/EYTS) and English subject leader

Rebecca is a Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, teaching mainly on the BEd and MEdu.

Simon Philo
Senior Lecturer in American Studies

Simon is Programme Leader for BA Liberal Arts; and Subject Leader for American Studies and Popular Music in Society.

Senior Lecturer

Val is a Senior Lecturer in Education having previously been a secondary school science teacher, Head of Department and Senior Leader in schools.

Stuart Poynton
Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation

Stuart is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Design with specialisms in Motion Graphics, Animation and Moving Image.

Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts (Dance Movement Psychotherapy Specialism) Programme Lead MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Rachae-Louise Stonard is Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts and Programme Lead for the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy. 

Mark Randell in an audio lab.
Technical Instructor - Audio & Media

Mark Randell is a Technical Instructor for Audio Media, and has been working at the Univeristy for 9 years, whilest having 20 years working in the creative media industry.

Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood Programme Leader FdA Children’s and Young People’s Servic

Kulsoom is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood.

Neil Roberts - Lecturer in Journalism crouches next to an advertising canvas at an Open Day that reads Journalism.
Senior Lecturer

Neil joined the University in October 2021, to teach on the Football Journalism, Specialist Sports Journalism and Journalism undergraduate degree programmes.