College of Science and Engineering staff

Patrick Barber
Course Director

Patricks is the Course Director for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment. He is responsible for curriculum development, student experience, and employability.

Lea Barbett
Postgraduate research student

Lea Barbett is a postgraduate research student in Environmental Psychology. Lea is interested in actions that people can take to support nature conservation (pro-nature conservation behaviours). 

Lee talking to camera (university photoshoot)
Associate Professor

As an Associate Professor, Dr Barnby leads a team collaborating internationally in research at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), focussing on advances in data handling and teaches a variety of mathematics and computing courses at undergraduate and masters levels. He supervises several PhD students and is interested in new collaborations.

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 blow fly 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. 

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership and Management

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.

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography/Development and Subject Leader for Joint Honours Global Development

Annabelle is a senior lecturer in Human Geography/Development and I am the Subject Leader for Joint Honours in Global Development.