School of Computing and Engineering staff

Lecturer in Computing

John is a Lecturer in Computing at the University of Derby. John received his PhD in computing from the University of Derby. John is an active researcher in the disciplines of data analytics, cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, VANETs etc. 


Wayne has been a lecturer at University of Derby since 2003. Prior to that, he worked in the computer industry. He is the programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree. 

Senior Academic

John has been at the University of Derby for over 17 years and currently holds the role of Senior Academic, teaching on our MSc Innovative Engineering Solutions and our MSc Professional Engineering.

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Programme Leader Sound, Light and Live Event Technology

A graduate from our very own BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology degree, Ben gained experience in the industry as a Conference Technician and Classroom Audio Visual Engineer before returning to us as a lecturer. He is passionate about helping new students enter the world of live events.

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Lecturer: Computer Science

Sara is a lecturer in Computer Science. She has also held various roles such as organising several workshops, coordinating departmental seminars and has also been a reviewer in several international journals and administration roles. 

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Senior Lecturer in Analytics and Governance

Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies.

Mahmoud Shafik
University Reader in Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

University Reader in Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

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Course Director Computing and Mathematics

Kim received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Leeds in 1977 and following a year designing undersea repeater amplifiers for Telecoms Industry, he returned to Leeds to complete an MPhil in micro-control. The following 23 years were spent in Industry developing a range of embedded systems.

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Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Programme Leader for the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.

Lenonardo Stella at our Markeaton Street site.
Lecturer in Computer Games Programming.

Leonardo Stella is a Lecturer in Computer Games Programming, department of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Derby.