College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

PGCE School Direct Primary Programme Leader

Jo Baines is the Programme Leader for the Primary School Direct Programme at the University of Derby. Jo is passionate about the teaching of reading and writing.

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Postgraduate Research Student

Daniel is a postgraduate research student in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education. His research examines masculinity, morality and class through the lens of the Southern Gothic. 

Lecturer in Jounalism

Chris has joined Derby University as a lecturer in Journalism with a particular focus on sports journalism. Chris has over 14 years of experience in football, sports and entertainment having worked for a Premier League club, a football governing body and a national stadium.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Joanne teaches mainly on the BA (Hons) Journalism and BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism programmes, specialising in Public Relations.

Postgraduate Research Student

Rónán is an experienced international educator interested in bilingual education, EdTech and school leadership.

Lecturer in Design

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Postgraduate Research Student

Christine Thomas is a fine artist with a multi-disciplinary practice often working with textiles. Her areas of interest are domestic abuse, women’s lives rural settings and the impact on women’s lives from a feminist perspective.