College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

'Amiga' Performance. Person crouching on the floor on a red mat. Another person stands nearby pointing to a wall containing written messages and drawings.
Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts

Gemma is a Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts within the College of Arts, Humanities and Education. 

Lecturer in Education (SEND)

Wendy Conrad is a lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Disability. 

Trevor Cotterill
Programme Leader for Special Educational Needs and Disability BA (Hons) and FdA SEND.

Trevor is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) and FdA Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). His research interests include the etiology of autism and ADHD, issues and debates in the area of SEND and working with individuals with complex needs.

Tom Craig teaching a class on film production
Programme Leader BA (Hons) Film Production Senior Lecturer in Film Theory and Criticism

As a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Film Theory and criticism, Tom Craig teaches across a wide variety of modules on the BA (Hons) Film and High-end Television Production. He has substantial experience in Film Finance, production mentoring, script supervision, and project development. He is the Creative Director of Big Brain Films.

Head of Discipline for Music, Performance and Therapeutic Arts

John Crossley is Head of Music and Performing Arts at University of Derby. He is a record producer and composer with over 140 titles listed on Discogs  ( John has worked with many artists based in Britain and internationally. 

Dave Cunningham at an Open Day
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

As a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education, Dave Cunningham works across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with a particular focus on primary education. He also supports university colleagues in developing aspects of learning and teaching in higher education through the Academic Professional Apprentice/PGCertHE programme and Pathfinder scheme for Fellowship of AdvanceHE.

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Ang is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and Co-ordinator for our Education and Childhood Studies courses and the foundation programme.

Huw Davies at the Degree Show 2016
Professor of Lens Media

Huw Davies is a researcher and PhD supervisor in the School of Arts. He is especially interested in the creative and cultural industries and conducts a professional practice as a filmmaker, photographer and curator.

Lecturer in Creative Writing Co-programme lead, MA Creative Writing

As a Lecturer in Creative Writing and co-Programme Leader for the MA Creative Writing, Alex is involved actively in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as attending too many key administrative functions in his role as co-Programme Leader. He has also been an Associate Lecturer for a number of years in the Creative and Professional Writing programme.

Giovanna wearing a red scarf and black top, smiling
Lecturer in Design

Giovanna Di Monte-Milner is a lecturer in the BA (Hons) Interior Design Programme. She has worked in industry in the UK, Botswana and South Africa. She has taught at Universities in South Africa, and began teaching at the University of Derby in 2019. She specialises in sustainable and regenerative interior design, and is a Green Star SA Accredited Professional – Interiors.