College of Science and Engineering staff

Ben Sholademi Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Investigation
Associate Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Ben Sholademi is an Associate Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Derby and has over 20 years of professional experience both as a Biomedical Scientist and Clinical Scientist in the NHS and abroad. 

Dr Yusra Siddiqui standing in a science lab
Lecturer, BioMedical Sciences

As an Early Career Academic, Dr Siddiqui is developing herself as an independent researcher in understanding molecular events in prostate cancer progression. She is also an HE lecturer with international experience in a wide array of biomedical modules.

 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 of 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 Shivadas 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.

Associate Professor in Mineral Products Technology (Associate - Part-time)

Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Mineral Products.

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 Technician in Biomedical Science

Martin Sole beside bookcases
Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Programme Leader for the Mechanical, Electrical, and Motorsport Programmes.

Technical Team Leader for the School of Built and Natural Environment

Graham is a Technical Team Leader. One of his main roles is to facilitate specialist support across the College of Science and 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