College of Science and Engineering staff

Aparna Duggirala
Lecturer in Clinical Genetics

Aparna Duggirala is a Lecturer in Clinical Genetics at University of Derby. She is a molecular geneticist with a strong background in cell and molecular biology. She performs biomarker discovery and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students on human metabolic diseases.

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Postgraduate Research Student

Matthew is presently working on providing personal safety solutions incorporating cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and machine learning techniques.

Tariq Abdullah at desk with laptop
Academic Lead Computing and IT and Research Fellow

Dr Tariq Abdullah has over 19 years of research and development experience within both industry and academia. He has worked in many roles within Higher Education, as a Lecturer, Programme Leader, Research Fellow and in his current role as Academic Lead in Computing and IT.

Visiting Research Fellow in Mineral Chemistry

Jacob is continuing with research in collaboration with Professor Hugh Rollinson and also teaches as an Associate Lecturer.

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Programme Leader for Civil Engineering Construction Management

Martin Adlington is the Head of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer, Assessor and External Examiner with significant experience in all aspects of learning, development and education over 18 years.

Muhammad sitting at a desk next to a computer monitor, wearing a shirt
Postgraduate Research Student

Muhammad is a Computer Science PhD student. He began his career as Software Engineer and later taught Computer Science after completing a masters. 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Cyber Security

Farhan Ahmad is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. His current research focuses on Cyber Security, Trust Management and Blockchain within Internet-of-Things and Intelligent Transport Systems.

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Head of School of Human Sciences

Dr Sally Akehurst is Head of School of Human Sciences which consists of three Discipline Areas including: Biomedical and Forensic Science; Psychology, and Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science.

Akinniyi Akinwumiju
Postgraduate Research Student

Akinniyi is a Postgraduate Research Student in the field of Geology. He is also a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the PESGB (Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain) and Ussher Society.

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Senior Lecturer

Wajahat is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronics, Computing and Maths. His role is to enhance students’ skillset in software design and implementation. He is also part of a dynamic team in the Data Science Research Centre. His research interests include Knowledge Graph, Semantic Reasoning, Data Analytics, Context Awareness, and Decision Support Systems.