College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

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.

Programme Lead - International Foundation Programme (IFP) Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - Derby English Language Centre (DELC)

As a tutor with the Derby English Language Centre (DELC) Michael Croker runs the International Foundation Programme (IFP) here at the University of Derby. He also helps run the In-sessional courses provided by the DELC, which offers support to international students, and teaches on the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses that run throughout the year. 

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.

Nigel wearing headphones around his neck standing next to a video camera on a tripod.
Senior Lecturer in Media

Nigel is a Senior Lecturer in Film Production specialising in screenwriting. 

Paul Elliott
Professor of Modern History

Paul is a Professor of Modern History and Research Lead for the Humanities.

Square image of staff member Bill Esmond
Professor of Professional Education and Training

Bill Esmond is Associate Professor, Education & Employment. His research is located at the intersection of workplace learning, vocational and higher education. His analysis of systems and practice is widely published in international journals, and he supports the research aspirations of vocational practitioners, from local projects to doctoral study.