College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

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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.

Suzanne Nelson wearing a purple top, smiling
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.

Professor of Visual Culture & Contemporary Performance

Emma Oliver
Lecturer in Journalism

As a Lecturer in Journalism, Emma Oliver teaches across the range of courses offered by the department including BA (Hons) Journalism and BA (Hons) Specialist Sports Journalism. She specialises in online and multimedia journalism and is part of a team that won the Vice-Chancellor’s award for the Best Course in the University in 2018.

Crispin Owen stood on the balcony in Markeaton Street.
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.

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 within the locality and runs a Computing At School Community for teachers at the university three times a year.

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.