College of Business, Law and Social Sciences staff


Royce is a researcher at the Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre at the University, he carries out work on overcoming social and economic inequalities, and on social connection and its barriers. 

Research Assistant for the Society, Religion and Belief research centre

Michael Usherwood
Senior Lecturer in Policing Studies

As a Senior Lecturer in the Policing Studies team, Michael Usherwood works predominantly students with completing their MSc Police Leadership, Strategy & Organisation.  He specialises in the study of police leadership through work-based learning. Michael manages the accreditation of the above MSc programme with the Chartered Manager Institute.

Postgraduate Research Student

Martin's research project is about identifying effective strategies regarding the disclosure of evidence in police interviews with suspects. He is a lecturer and investigative psychologist working at the Police Academy of the Netherlands.

Christian Veasey in a classroom giving a lecture.
Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Christian Veasey is an experienced and creative academic with a strong international commercial background, enabling students to gain real-world perspective in their learning with academic underpinning. He is passionate about knowledge transfer and enabling students to reach their potential by engaging in the classroom and creating assignments with real zest and impact.

Lisa Wakefield at the Industry conference
Student Engagement Lead and Lecturer International Tourism Management

Lisa Wakefield is a Lecturer in International Tourism Management and Student Engagement Lead at the University of Derby.  Lisa teaches on the BA Hons and FD programmes.

Subject Leader Joint Honours Law, Programme Leader FdA and FdSc Criminal Justice, Lecturer in Law

Sara Ward is a Lecturer in Law specialising in Human Rights, Civil Liberties and Constitutional Law. Sara's research interests include right to life issues and women's human rights.

Associate Lecturer

Paul Weller
Emeritus Professor and Professor in the Centre for Social, Cultural and Legal Research

Paul is an Emeritus Professor of the University and part-time Professor in the Centre for Social, Cultural and Legal Studies where he is cluster lead of the Society, Religion and Belief Research Cluster.

Lecturer in Marketing and Operations

Hildergard is a Lecturer in Marketing and Operations.