College of Business, Law and Social Sciences staff

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Associate Professor

Fred coordinates the Sustainable Business and Clean Growth Research Cluster, leads the Low Carbon Business Network and DE-Carbonise Business project for pro-environmental SMEs. Fred is a Module Leader on the MSc in Sustainable and Ethical Business Management and an active researcher into leadership for sustainability. He also supervises PhD, DBA and MBA dissertation students.

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Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Dr David Patton is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and has been lecturing since 1998. He is also Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Criminology and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Professor of Policing

Ken is a chartered forensic psychologist with extensive research and practical experience. His quantitative research group at Manchester University was a field leader. He reviews for most leading journals in criminology and sits on the editorial boards of three.

Associate Lecturer

Louise teaches the Coroners Court module, which is part of a number of undergraduate law programmes.

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Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations Programme Leader Marketing (PR and Advertising)

Maria is Programme Leader for the Marketing (PR and Advertising) and Marketing (Management) programmes. Prior to joining the University, she was a PR practitioner and developed the undergraduate degree she now leads. The programme has since received a University Excellence Award for Digital Practice, which reflects current creative industries and PR technological practice.

Mel Powell
Senior Lecturer Economics, Course Director Postgraduate Programme Leader for MSc International Business and Finance, MSc International Business and HRM, MSc International Business and Marketing

Melanie is an applied economist with a passion for teaching and learning, actively engaged in teaching, research, scholarship, programme management and development.

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Postgraduate Research Student

The aim of Md Mizanur's research is to develop a blockchain-based framework for enhancing social sustainability in the garment industry supply chain.

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Research Professor of Tourism Marketing

Professor Haywantee Ramkissoon’s role involves mentoring colleagues in producing and disseminating high-quality research to benefit individuals and society. Her scholarship in sustainable tourism and place attachment research have attained particular distinction and influence. She has been honoured with prestigious international awards for research excellence.

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Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Business Studies and Senior Lecturer: Business and Management

As Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Business Studies programme, Dr Olivia Ramsbottom is responsible for the recruitment and success and progression of students.  She is co-Programme Leader for the MSc Level 7 Apprenticeship Senior Leaders programme and a Senior Lecturer, with teaching responsibilities across Derby Business School.

Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism
Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

Dr Sarah Rawlinson is the Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. Sarah is responsible for the development and implementation of the centre’s research, teaching and learning strategies and student experience.