College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

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 Delta:Pathfinder.

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.

Maria Dent standing in front of a stand at an ASE conference
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

As Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, Maria Dent supports students to be confident teachers of science. She is a Chartered Science Teacher and PSQM Hub Leader. Maria's PhD research explored the influence of celebrity scientists on the uptake of science; she is a narrative researcher, developing creative approaches to data presentation.

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.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Eleni Dimitrellou is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI).

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. 

Assistant Lecturer

Joatan is a lecturer in the fields of digital media and design.

Senior Lecturer in Professional Writing and Scriptwriting

Ivana Ebel with a student
Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Dr Ivana Ebel is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism working with undergraduate and research students. She has broad international experience and holds a PhD in Communication and Media Sciences.