College of Business, Law and Social Sciences staff

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Lecturer in Economics

Dr Doyin Babajide is an economist, enthusiastic about research and keen on professional networking. Her role within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences spans the full range of academic activities from teaching at all levels to leading economics and finance modules. Doyin currently leads the Introductory Microeconomics module and teaches other modules in the department.

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Programme Leader for Joint Honours Marketing Progamme

Dr Kuldeep Banwait is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Joint Honours Marketing. He is passionate about research-informed teaching in bringing the subject of brand marketing to life. His doctorate studied the impact of a notion ‘student as customer’ on the future of English universities. 

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Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration Programme Leader

Polina Baranova is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, business and society. In particular, she specialises in the development of the environmental capabilities in various organisational settings through stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management.

Zafar Bashir at our One Friar Gate Square site.
Senior Lecturer in Law

Zafar is a senior lecturer in law on the LLM – Legal Practice Course. Zafar has over 27 years experience working as a Partner in large regional and national solicitors firms. He brings a wealth of experience to the Derby Law School.

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Associate Professor and Head of Discipline: Business and Management

Dr Tina Bass is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline (Business and Management). She has a Doctorate of Social Science (DSocSci) from the University of Leciester and her research interests are currently focused upon change management and higher education pedagogies. Recently she has taken an interest in the impact of social media upon business.

Lecturer & Subject Leader in International Relations

Francesco Belcastro is a Lecturer and the programme leader of International Relations at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences here at the University of Derby. He is currently the admissions tutor for International Relations and Diplomacy. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews.

Associate Lecturer (Cybercrime and Digital Forensics)

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Professor of Criminology

David Best is a Professor of Criminology, he undertakes research around the subjects of addiction recovery and desistance from crime. He leads research into work on desistance from offending, recovery capital and pathways to addiction recovery

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Senior Lecturer Human Resource Management and Programme Leader BA (Hons) Business Management (HRM)

Sheena Bevitt is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Management (HRM) degree and the Academic Lead supporting Business School students taking a year in work placement. Before joining the University, Sheena worked in a range of HR and operational management roles including time with Royal Mail, J Sainsburys, and Marks and Spencer.

Lecturer in Business Management

Steve is a Lecturer in Business Management and has joined the University having been Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Studies degree at a FE College for three years. Steve's teaching responsibilities are predominantly on the BSc in Business Management (Online) and the Chartered Managers Institute Degree Apprenticeships.