College of Science and Engineering staff

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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Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

As a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Dr. Wajahat Ali Khan is involved in teaching and research activities. He teaches Programming 1, Software Engineering and Foundation of Computer Science modules.

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Lecturer in Biodiversity

Debbie Alston is a Lecturer on the undergraduate Biology, Zoology, Geography and Joint Honours programmes and the MSc Conservation Biology and MSc Environmental Assessment and Control programmes.

Wafaa sitting at a desk writing.
Postgraduate Research Student

Wafaa's research aims to critically assess the current theatre design in order to identify the effect of the quality of light and acoustics on performers' health and wellbeing.

Postgraduate Research Student and Associate Lecturer

Kirsty is a second-year PhD student researching intergenerational physical activity, especially the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren with an aim of increasing physical activity levels in these populations. 

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Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

As a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Dr Ashton teaches on physiology and health related modules at all levels withing the department of Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Sciences. Her research interests surround promoting exercise as part of the treatment pathways of various health disorders such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Postgraduate Research Student

Ayodeji is a Postgraduate Research Student in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Derby. 

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Associate Professor in Mathematics

Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar is the Erasmus Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing. His research in Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation, and Maths Anxiety has been disseminated in numerous international journals and conferences. Ovidiu also works with colleagues and technology companies to improve standards in mathematics education within the University, and beyond.

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Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics and Psychology - Programme Lead MSc Behaviour Change

As a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Andrew has been involved in the development of pioneering MSc programmes in Behaviour Change and Ergonomics/Human Factors.  He is Programme Lead for the MSc Behaviour Change programme and teaches primarily at masters-level.  His applied research activities have most recently been centred on driver behaviour.  

Lecturer in Sport