College of Science and Engineering staff

Chinedu wearing a pink striped shirt and glasses.
Postgraduate Research Student

Chinedu is a Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Derby. His thesis title is Development of a condition-based maintenance framework for oil and gas plants to meet the requirement of industry 4.0.

Rizwan Choudhry in the Fatigue Lab
Senior Lecturer in Materials/Mechanical Engineering

Dr Choudhry is a mechanical engineer with over a decade of research, teaching and academic leadership experience. Rizwan's specialization is in finite element analysis of composite materials, damage modelling, non-destructive testing, integrity management, sustainable and recyclable materials.

Jenny standing to the right wearing glasses.
Senior Project Manager/​Postgraduate Research Student

Jenny is a Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Derby. She has spent the last 22 years working for companies involved in research and development and consultancy, mainly in the rail industry.

Lecturer in Electronics and Mathematics, Engineering and Technology

Richard is a lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Derby. 

Technician of Biomedical and Forensic Science

As a laboratory technician, Martin's role is primarily focused on delivering practical classes for all levels of learning at the university, as well as supervising and assisting lab-based projects. He is mainly involved in chemistry-based procedures for the Forensics, Biomedical science, and Human Biology courses, though he also engages in molecular biology labs and fieldwork as well.

Julia Cousens-Smith.
Project Manager (ESF STEM project)

As STEM project manager Julia leads on and manage the provision of training in data science, numeracy and higher-level digital skills; working in partnership with businesses, the College of Science and Engineering

Andrew Cowen
Senior Lecturer in Sport

As a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Derby, Dr Andrew Cowen teaches across a range of sport and exercise-related programmes. He is also the level 5 lead for the sport programmes at the university.

Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science Technician

Anya is a Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science technician with a focus on biomechanics and performance analysis. 

Technical Advisor - Bioscience

Sara Croft is a technician providing support to academics and students in the College of Life and Natural Sciences, predominantly in the disciplines of bioscience and molecular biology.

Dr Esther Crooks in the analytical chemistry laboratory
Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry

Esther is a lecturer in Forensic Chemistry and teaches Analytical and Forensic Chemistry on the Forensic Science undergraduate programmes. She also teaches Chemistry at the Foundation level and supervises third-year students interested in analytical techniques during their final-year projects.