College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

Ruby wearing a grey beret smiling.
Postgraduate Research Student

Ruby is a postgraduate research student whose research focuses on the study of the perceptions of gender in the early years' workforce using interpretative phenomenological analysis. 

Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Music and Subject Leader for Joint Honours Popular Music Production

Rodger Brown
Pathway Leader for MA Arts (Fine Art) and Programme Leader for the Foundation Arts Year

As a Programme Leader for MA Fine Art, Rodger Brown teaches across a variety of modules including Reflective Processes in the Visual Arts and Independent Scholarship and Critical Reflection. He is also Programme Leader for Year Zero Art and Design, teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art Programme, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Adrian Buckner in a lecture
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Adrian Buckner is a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing.

Jill at a workshop at the University of Derby.
Senior Lecturer

Jill is a senior lecturer on the Dance Movement Psychotherapy course and was programme leader from 2007-2018 and subject leader from 2000 until 2010.

Technical Advisor - Photography

Chris is a technician at the University who predominately works with Photography and Fine Art students. 

Robert Burstow
Associate Professor of History and Theory of Art

As Associate Professor of History and Theory of Art, Dr Robert Burstow leads students undertaking post-graduate research in Arts and supervises PhD students researching the history and theory of art and/or contemporary Fine Art practice. He also teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art programmes. He has published extensively on the history of twentieth-century British art.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Anna Burton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Derby.

Jo Byrd
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd is the Programme Leader for the B.Ed and M.Edu Programme. Jo has presented at TEAN twice and published in TEAN, FORUM and co-written a chapter on Early Years Teachers.  She is currently working on her doctorate examining, 'How Whiteness Manifests itself in Teacher Education'.