College of Business, Law and Social Sciences staff

Hassam Waheed walking
Early Career Academic - Business, Economic and Social Policy

Dr Hassam Waheed is an Early Career Academic in Business, Economic and Social Policy. He specialises in Behavioural and Experimental Economics with a research interest in applying behavioural insights to improve financial literacy, retirement outcomes and health-related behaviours.

ESF Business Development Manager

Working with the University Business School, Cat works alongside local businesses and business networks, advising them about support available with a particular focus on European funded projects. In conjunction with other departments across the University she can help signpost businesses and inform them about financial support and training available. 

Andrea in conversation at an event, wearing a lanyard.
Deputy Dean

Andrea is an experienced strategic leader with a proven delivery record. Andrea is passionate about supporting the development of individuals and creating the environment for everyone to contribute and co-create.

Andrew Fergus Wilson
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Andrew is an active lecturer and researcher. He is committed to developing students aspirational horizons whilst producing first class research in the areas of nationalism and marginal beliefs.

Leigh Woodside in a purple shirt
Postgraduate Research Student

Leigh is a postgraduate research student who is an accomplished senior transformational change professional with over 35 years of expertise in delivering business change projects and more than 20 years of consulting experience in the private, public, and third sector across large global and UK-based organisations.

Anne wearing a suit jacket, talking to another person and smiling
Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business Management

As a Senior Lecturer in Business Management and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Management, Anne teaches on a number of undergraduate modules and helps to drive the continuous development of the programme and the development of future responsible managers and leaders.

Hassan Yazdifar.
College of Business, Law & Social Sciences: Head of Research & Innovation University of Derby: Head of Research Theme for Business, Economic and Social Policy

Professor Hassan Yazdifar is the Head of Research and Innovation at the College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences. In addition to College responsibilities, Hassan has cross-university responsibility for the development, direction and performance of the academic theme of Business, Economic and Social Policy. 

Liafisu Sina Yekini
Professor of Accounting and Accountability

Sina is a Professor of Accounting and Accountability and the Research Lead of the Accounting Research Cluster, the Accounting, Accountability and Ethics Group (AAEG) within the Centre for Business Improvement at Derby Business School.

Square photo of staff member Hana York
Civic Operations Officer

As the Civic Operations Officer in the Provost for Learning and teaching, Hana supports the university to achieve its civic goals as part of its Civic University Agreement.

Hakeem Yusuf standing in a balcony at Kedleston Road
Professor of Global Law

Hakeem Yusuf is Professor of Law and Global Studies at the University of Derby's Law School. He was awarded the prestigious John T Saywell Prize for Canadian Constitutional Legal History in 2015 by the Osgoode Society of Canadian Legal History.