Staff

Huw Davies at the Degree Show 2016
Professor of Lens Media

Huw Davies is a researcher and PhD supervisor in the School of Arts. He is especially interested in the creative and cultural industries and conducts a professional practice as a filmmaker, photographer and curator.

Giovanna wearing a red scarf and black top, smiling
Lecturer in Design

Giovanna Di Monte-Milner is a lecturer in the BA (Hons) Interior Design Programme. She has worked in industry in the UK, Botswana and South Africa. She has taught at Universities in South Africa, and began teaching at the University of Derby in 2019. She specialises in sustainable and regenerative interior design, and is a Green Star SA Accredited Professional – Interiors.

Nigel wearing headphones around his neck standing next to a video camera on a tripod.
Senior Lecturer in Media

Nigel is a Senior Lecturer in Film Production specialising in screenwriting. 

Lecturer in Performing Arts

Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Craig Fisher is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art. He is a practising artist whose current research is concerned with exploring the pictorial, sculptural and ‘site specific’ boundaries of art practice.

English Literature academic, Teresa Forde, at a Star Trek convention in Birmingham.
Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies

Teresa is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies.

Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts (Dance)

Elizabeth Foster is a member of the Performing Arts team working at Deda to deliver on the BA (hons) Dance Degree. Having trained vocationally at Arts Educational School, Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Elizabeth has accrued over 25 years experience as a professional dancer and dance educator.

Lecturer in Design

Adela is a lecturer in Design within the College of Arts, Humanities and Education. 

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Theatre Arts

After studying for a BA (Hons) Performing Arts Phil worked in the industry in theatre, television and radio.  He moved into teaching in Further and Higher Education on completion of his MA Theatre. He has extensive experience as an external examiner.  He continues to produce work as a solo performer.

Philip wearing a green, plaid shirt standing in front of film negatives.
Senior Lecturer

Philip has been the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography since 2014.