College of Science and Engineering staff

Lecturer in Electronics and Mathematics, Engineering and Technology

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

Daniel Coopers Staff Profile Picture
Technical Instructor for Entertainment Engineering and Technical Lead for Makerspace

As a Technical Instructor for the Entertainment Engineering degrees at the University of Derby, Daniel Cooper supports staff and students with their learning and teaching activities. He also acts as the Technical Lead of the student-run Makerspace. Daniel has a hands on approach to learning and encourages all students to get involved.

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 level 5 lead for the sport programmes at the university.

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 Foundation level and supervises third-year students interested in analytical techniques during their final-year projects.

Anne Danby teaching environmental science to South Sudanese forest workers
Course Director

As Course Director for the School of Built and Natural Environment, Dr Anne Danby works on improving the curriculum and the student experience. She is Chair of the Northern Universities Consortium and specialises in curriculum development, credit and assessment. She teaches ecology, mycology and environmental sustainability and has a vibrant consultancy portfolio.

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Angela is the Head of Apprenticeships for the College of Science and Engineering.

Senior Lecturer Sport Injury and Rehabilitation

Joshua Depiver
Postgraduate research student

Joshua Depiver works at the College of Science and Engineering, University of Derby. His research involves mechanical and electronics manufacturing engineering, FEA (finite element analysis) and CAD (computer-aided design). 

Melissa Di Giovanni
Postgraduate Research Student

Melissa is a postgraduate research student whose current research investigates how cognitive and psychological factors influence drawing ability and affect the design experience for students in design education.