Crispin Owen stood on the balcony in Markeaton Street.
University Technical Manager

Crispin Owen is a Technical Manager with responsibility for the strategic development, operation and management of high-quality and complex technical resources and support services across the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, College of Science and Engineering, and the Institute of Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.

Christine smiling
Associate Professor of Art Practice

Christine Parker is an Associate Professor of Art Practice. This means her writing and directing for the screen has achieved international reach and recognition.

Stuart Poynton
Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation

Stuart is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Design with specialisms in Motion Graphics, Animation and Moving Image.

Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts

As a Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts, Sally Reid applies her theory, clinical practice and previous experience to support students through experiential learning and exploration, theoretical understanding, development of choreographic techniques and work placements. Sally continually engages in further training to develop her work.

Neil Roberts - Lecturer in Journalism crouches next to an advertising canvas at an Open Day that reads Journalism.
Senior Lecturer

Neil joined the University in October 2021, to teach on the Football Journalism, Specialist Sports Journalism and Journalism undergraduate degree programmes.

Carl wearing a suit jacket and shirt.
Senior Lecturer - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Carl is an artist and Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fine Art. His practice-based PhD, From Hybridity to Synthesis: Positioning Painting in the Digital Age asks whether it is possible to synthesise material-based painting with photography and the digital.

Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts

Ellie is a Lecturer in Music Therapy and a Music Therapist specialising in neuro-rehab and service development. 

Stephanie Rushton
Commercial Photography


Barend Slabbert
Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader Interior Design

Barend Slabbert is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Interior Design Programme. He has taught both in Cape Town and London before joining the University of Derby in 2017. He specialises in exhibition and conference set-stage design, and is interested in the responsive adaptation of significant historical interiors to contemporary exhibition spaces.

Katie Smith in the arts facilities.
Technical Advisor

As a Technical Advisor within Arts, Humanities & Education, Katie provides technical advice and support to students and staff for digital design and printing. With extensive industry experience as a professional graphic designer, she offers real-world advice and best practice in the area of digital design and technology.