Department of Criminology and Social Sciences staff

Marc Cowling in a classroom.
College Head of Research and Innovation

Marc Cowling is Head of Research and Innovation for the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Business Economics. Marc's research focuses on small businesses to ensure their activities make a full contribution to the economic welfare of localities, regions and countries.

Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Valeria Abreu Minero is a Lecturer in Criminal Psychology. Her primary areas of research are empirical crime scene analysis, methodologies used in the context of the investigative profiling of homicide and offender psychopathology. 

John De-Hays stood down at our One Friar Gate Square site.
Lecturer in Policing

John De-Hayes is a Lecturer in Policing, delivering on the BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree course. 

Staff Profile
Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Joanna is a Lecturer in Criminal Psychology with research interests in the areas of aggression and impulsivity, domestic abuse perpetration and victimisation, coercive control, safeguarding adult and child victims of domestic abuse, and risk assessing.

Lecturer & Subject Leader in International Relations

Francesco Belcastro is a Lecturer and the programme leader of International Relations at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences here at the University of Derby. He is currently the admissions tutor for International Relations and Diplomacy. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews.

Associate Lecturer (Cybercrime and Digital Forensics)

Henriette Bergstrøm at our One Friar Gate Square site.
Senior lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Henriette Bergstrøm is a Lecturer in the Psychology of Criminal Investigations. Her main research is on psychopathy, serious violent and sexual offenders, and risk assessment. She has presented work at multiple peer-reviewed international conferences, and is engaged in multiple international research projects.

David wearing a blue shirt and sitting at a table
Professor of Criminology

David Best is a Professor of Criminology, he undertakes research around the subjects of addiction recovery and desistance from crime. He leads research into work on desistance from offending, recovery capital and pathways to addiction recovery

Discipline Head: Policing

Senior Lecturer

Helen Brocklehurst lectures in Social Science and is Programme Leader for Joint Honours Politics. She teaches modules at masters and undergraduate level which also draw upon her research interests in security, conflict and terrorism; gender and childhood; and the politics of knowledge.

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