College of Business, Law and Social Sciences staff

Kathryn Scott at the Student Union Conference 2019
Senior Lecturer in Hospitality

Kathryn Scott is a hospitality educator and possesses a wealth of program development, program management, process management, coaching experience, lecturing delivery experience and practical operational hospitality experience.

Celeste sitting in front of the University of Derby Kedleston Road site
Postgraduate Research Student

Celeste is a passionate marketing postgraduate research student who has a multi-disciplinary background. Her research interest lies in exploring the decline of high-street retailing and promoting the Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique (ZMET).

Mark Smith making a speech
Associate Lecturer

As an Associate Lecturer, Mark brings live examples from his consultancy, The Brand Strategy, including brand development, strategic customer experience planning and marketing strategy.

Ruth Smith
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Ruth is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and is CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualified. Prior to joining the University of Derby, she worked as a Management Accountant and a Company Accountant for a variety of different companies in different sectors, including manufacturing, distribution and healthcare.

Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader

Simon Smith is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the MBA Global and MBA Global Finance Part-Time. Prior to working in academia he was a senior manager in the semiconductor industry and continues to work with many organisations today, with a focus on improving business operations. 

Dr Charles Spring presenting a lecture
Senior Lecturer In Applied Management

Charles is a Senior Lecturer In Applied Management.

Richard Stapleford in a suit
Senior Lecturer in Policing

Richard is a serving Chief Inspector with Nottinghamshire Police with 27 years' service, currently seconded to the University of Derby.

Tony Stevenson standing up
Academic Lead Accounting Finance and Economics

Academic Lead Accounting Finance and Economics, Dr Tony Stevenson entered the Higher education sector as an international tutor teaching, Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions from a practitioner’s perspective.

Head of Discipline of Applied Management

Isobel is Head of Discipline of Applied Management. She has been in education for over 25 years but started her career in Beauty and Spa. Isobel was involved in the development of the first degree for Spa Management. She has responsibility for our Devonshire Spa, which has won several industry awards. 

Helen Summers
ESF Project Officer

As an ESF Project Officer working on the Smart and Inclusive Leadership programme, Helen helps co-ordinate the delivery of leadership and management courses to local SME's in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area.