Ava Hunt
Associate Professor of Applied Theatre

Ava is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts. She also works as a professional actor, director, programmer and producer. She has worked in theatre, film, commercials and television.

Programme Leader & Senior Lecturer in Commercial Photography/LTA Champion School of Art

Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Photography.

Rhiannon wearing a silver blazer, looking upwards.
Associate Professor (Civic Practice)

Dr Rhiannon Jones is a  thought leader in Social and Design innovation and Associate Professor (Civic). She leads the Civic Lab Research Group and is a member of Pedagogic Innovation Enhancement and Research (PIER) team within the Provost of Learning and Teaching. She is the CEO of S.H.E.D and chair of Cumulus: International Contemporary Working Art Group.

Vered wearing glasses- smiling in front of a bookcase.
Programme Leader, MA Arts (Fine Art & Photography)

Vered is the Programme Leader for our MA Arts (Photography and Fine Art) courses. 

Senior Lecturer in Performance

Performing Arts and Theatre

Technical Instructor - Print

Martin Leedham is the Technical Instructor in Print within the School of Art. Martin has over twenty five years experience of working in education and has been at the University of Derby since 2010. Martin is passionate about all things print and helping students gain relevant print skills that will help them become better Artists and Designers.

Richard Levesley at our Markeaton Street site
Programme Leader

Drawing is at the core of Richards practice. He is particularly interested in sketchbooks, gathering ideas exploring various drawing processes and illustrative outcomes. His research practice explores drawing, digital process and printed in relation to commercial Illustration and directly informs my teaching.

Caroline Locke at YSP with tuning forks
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts

Associate Professor Caroline Locke works as an artist and artistic researcher. Her research is attuned to natural ecologies. Finding ways to understand and respond to new geological age, she develops kinetic sculptures, large-scale immersive installations, and sound works. One focus of her research is on identifying the need for closer connection and greater understanding of nature.

Gemma Marmalade smiling
Assistant Head of Discipline - Art and Photography Programme Leader - Photography

Dr. Gemma Marmalade is Assistant Head of Discipline to Art and Photography in the School of Art; Programme Leader for BA Hons. Photography; an internationally exhibited artist, researcher, and award-winning academic specialising in experimental approaches to the radical intersections of photography and performance, playfully negotiating the authenticity of the speaking voice.

Alice Marshall
Lecturer in Dance | Programme Leader Dance – Déda

Choreography is at the core of Alice’s practice, exploring digital projection and dance with her company Adaire to Dance. This research feeds into her teaching on the MA Dance & Choreography and she is committed to training and nurturing the talent of aspiring dance artists.