College of Science and Engineering staff

 Ruth Simms with laptop
Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Ergonomics

Dr Ruth Sims is a senior lecturer in psychology and ergonomics, teaching on-campus psychology, blended-learning, and online ergonomics. She has 20 years experience as a researcher and has now been teaching for over 7 years. Her interests are varied and include social and developmental psychology, companion animals, behaviour change, design ergonomics and cognitive ergonomics.

Dr Shivads Sivasubramaniam
Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science

Dr Shiva D Sivasubramaniam is the Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science. His research scientific interests are trophoblast invasion and the effects of environmental pollution on developing placenta. His pedagogic research interests include medical ethics, student-centred teaching and enhancing academic integrity by developing student engagement.

Senior Lecturer in Mineral Products Programme Leader Cement, Clay & Concrete Technology

Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Mineral Products.

Kim standing outside in a garden, wearing a shirt and glasses, smiling.
Interim Head of Discipline and Course Director: Computing

Kim received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Leeds in 1977 and following a year designing undersea repeater amplifiers for Telecoms Industry, he returned to Leeds to complete an MPhil in micro-control. The following 23 years were spent in Industry developing a range of embedded systems.

Peter at his desk reading some documents, wearing a headset
Lecturer in Engineering

Peter is an experienced lecturer, researcher and online tutor working in engineering, computing and management.

Postgraduate Research Student

Russell's research interests are centred around the field of acoustics, bringing in elements from his industrial experience within the area, and previous academic studies at the University of Derby.

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Programme Leader for the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.

Programme Leader BSc Civil Engineering BEng Civil Engineering MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Derek was in the Civil Engineering Industry for over 20 years undertaking Design and Supervision of Highway and Drainage Projects in the UK. He has been at the University for 15 years and is the Academic Lead for the Civil Engineering laboratories and Programme Leader for UnderGraduate and Post Graduate Civil Engineering and Construction Management Programmes

Lecturer in Biological and Forensic Anthropology (Forensic Science)

As Lecturer in Biological and Forensic Anthropology, Nivien is interested in the living person behind the skeleton. As broadly trained bio-archaeologist and anthropologist, her research and teaching draws from bio-anthropology, palaeopathology, archaeology and social theory, bridging the disciplines and exploring bodies and identities in past as well as forensic contexts.

Lenonardo Stella at our Markeaton Street site.
Lecturer in Computer Games Programming.

Leonardo Stella is a Lecturer in Computer Games Programming, department of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Derby.