College of Science and Engineering staff

Alan Whitfield sitting
Lecturer for Environmental Health

Dr Bruce Wiggins presenting at Sounds in Space, 2018
Associate Professor (Research) in Audio Engineering

Dr Bruce Wiggins teaches in our Audio Engineering disciplines. He focuses on immersive audio and digital signal processing. His research in immersive audio has led to international impact outside of academia, and was highlighted in our Research Excellence Framework exercises in both 2014 and 2022.

Senior Lecturer - BA (Hons) Sport Management

Omari Williams is the programme leader for BA (Hons) Sport Management. Omari's role enables him to provide a commercial focus for the degree, taking lead on partnerships with Derby County Football Club, Team Derby and Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Programme Leader for BSc (H) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Jennifer is a lecturer in the Sport and Exercise department at the University of Derby.

Christopher Windmill at the Unity Developer Conference 2018
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Chris is the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming course. 

Staff member Paul Wood
Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Director of the Institute of Innovation in Sustainable Engineering

Paul is a reader in Advanced Manufacturing. Paul has gained extensive experience in advanced manufacturing spanning 36 years in the transport sector, both in industry and within HEI research organisations. He gained his PhD at the University of Aston by completing a manufacturing research project in continuous extrusion that was funded by British Nuclear Fuels.

Simon Wood monitoring a masonry wall
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Programme Leader: BEng Civil and Infrastructure Engineering/MEng Civil Engineering

Simon is the Programme Leader for the BEng Civil Engineering (Apprenticeship) and has over ten years of teaching experience. He is a member of the Internal Masonry Society (MIMS) and has experience as a civil and structural engineer within a design consultancy. He is reading for a PhD in Masonry Design from the University of Leeds.

Jon Woodward mid conversation
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development; Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

As a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching across the Sport and Exercise Science programmes, Jon supports students from a range of programmes with their learning, teaching and assessment activities, as well as supporting students with accessing work placements and internship opportunities as part of their degree and wider development.

Jianfei Xie stood at our Markeaton Street campus.
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Dr Jianfei Xie is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby. His research interests lie within fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer and computational approaches.

Vikash Yadav
Lecturer - Biomedical Sciences

I am working in the direction of therapeutic nanocrystal production and target-oriented drug designing. Through applying advanced protein engineering skills, we are developing novel nanomedicines that can replace current painful injectable therapies. I have also significantly contributed toward research-informed teaching in various higher education settings.