College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

Dawn standing outside amongst trees wearing a University of Derby lanyard, smiling.
Technical Instructor - Education

Dawn Fox is a technical Instructor for Education and a Forest School Practitioner. Her role includes working across all areas of Education. She creates opportunities to help enhance student experience including forest school sessions and outdoor education.

James Frost
Programme Leader PG Cert Higher Education Senior Lecturer MA Education

As a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, James Frost supports new members of staff at the University in attaining professional awards associated with teaching and learning in the sector. Additionally, James is also the mathematics pathway leader on the MA Education programme.

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Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

As a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, Paul Glossop utilises his extensive experience in teaching, learning and educational leadership to develop and support trainee teachers. He teaches on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

Oliver Godsmark in a classroom.
Senior Lecturer in History; Programme Leader for MA History

Dr Oliver Godsmark is Senior Lecturer in History with an interest in colonialism, South Asia and India’s partition. His research focuses on citizenship and democracy, caste and tribe, and the South Asian diaspora. Experienced in public-facing history, he teaches across the undergraduate History programme, and is the programme leader for MA History.

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Theatre Arts

After studying for a BA (Hons) Performing Arts Phil worked in the industry in theatre, television and radio.  He moved into teaching in Further and Higher Education on completion of his MA Theatre. He has extensive experience as an external examiner.  He continues to produce work as a solo performer.

Lecturer in English Language

Alice is a Lecturer in English Language, specialising in literary linguistics.

Alison Hardman
Head of Discipline for Secondary and FE Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education

Dr Alison Hardman is the Head of Discipline for Secondary and FE ITE

Philip wearing a green, plaid shirt standing in front of film negatives.
Senior Lecturer

Philip has been the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography since 2014.

Programme Leader MA Education Part-Time and UDOL Programme Leader MA Educational Leadership Senior Lecturer Postgraduate Studies

Matt Hawthorn writing on a clear whiteboard
Interim Head of School: School of Arts

As Interim Head of School for the School of Arts, Matt Hawthorn has academic leadership responsibility for the learning, teaching, research and student experience in the school. He is also Head of the Design Discipline with specific responsibility for the leadership of Design within the University.