College of Science and Engineering staff

Kate teaching a student in one of the forensic labs at the University of Derby.
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Biology

Kate Barnes is a Lecturer in Forensic Biology and teaches on the Forensic Science, Biology and Zoology undergraduate programmes. She researches within the field of Forensic Ecology and is currently exploring insect-microbe interactions in the corpse environment and assessing the effect of environmental conditions on blowfly behaviour.

Technician - Biomedical Science

Mary joined The College of Science and Engineering at the University of Derby in December 2019 to be part of the technical team supporting the delivery of practical classes in Biomedical & Forensic Science. 

Senior Lecturer

Nel is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Science and Engineering. 

Academic Bruce Birkett sitting at a desk
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health

Bruce Birkett has 30 years of experience working in the Environmental Health field. Before working in higher education, he was employed by various local authorities through England, lastly as a Head of Service. Bruce has also worked internationally within the oil industry in Environmental Health and loss prevention.

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management

James is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management with over 18 years of experience teaching within further and higher education. He mainly teaches on applied modules that look at how business principles, such as finance and strategic management, can be applied to sport.

Richard Bostock in studio next to a keyboard and mixing desk.
Technical Team Leader - Engineering & Technology

Richard is Technical Team Leader based at the Markeaton Street campus. He has operational responsibility for technical services and research across the College of Science and Engineering. He has worked as a technician for over 20 years with experience of working in different subject and discipline areas.

Amar wearing a blue shirt
Reader in Power Electronics

Dr. Amar Bousbaine is an experienced senior Electrical and Electronic Engineering academic and active researcher in the fields of automotive electrical power system for Electrical Vehicles (EVs), renewable energy sources, Hydrogen fuel cells, and autonomous control of drones.

Veronika wearing headphones and glasses, sitting.
Postgraduate Research Student

Veronika works within the NHS mental health services, and her study explores how professionals of different disciplines, such as Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Social Work, reach decisions about the allocation of work. 

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Simon is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. He primarily teaches biomechanics across all levels of study and contributes towards L5 Research Methods and L6 Independent study. Simon also provides research project supervision to UG and PGT students and doctoral supervision. 

Senior Lecturer in Ecology

Module leader for the undergraduate module 'Research Methods, and the MSc modules 'Conservation Biology in Principle and Practice' and 'Analytical Methods for Ecologists.