School of Human Sciences staff

Dr Joel Chidley mountain biking in Canada
Lecturer in Sport Outdoor and Exercise Science

As a lecturer and level 6 lead in Sport Outdoor and Exercise Science, Dr Chidley leads modules on environmental exercise physiology and research methods. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a PhD in exercise psychophysiology.

Technician of Biomedical and Forensic Science

As a laboratory technician, Martin's role is primarily focused on delivering practical classes for all levels of learning at the university, as well as supervising and assisting lab-based projects. He is mainly involved in chemistry-based procedures for the Forensics, Biomedical science, and Human Biology courses, though he also engages in molecular biology labs and fieldwork as well.

Andrew Cowen
Senior Lecturer in Sport

As a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Derby, Dr Andrew Cowen teaches across a range of sport and exercise-related programmes. He is also the level 5 lead for the sport programmes at the university.

Dr Esther Crooks in the analytical chemistry laboratory
Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry

Esther is a lecturer in Forensic Chemistry and teaches Analytical and Forensic Chemistry on the Forensic Science undergraduate programmes. She also teaches Chemistry at the Foundation level and supervises third-year students interested in analytical techniques during their final-year projects.

Samantha Drake
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry

Based in the discipline of Biomedical and Forensic Science, Samantha teaches chemistry across most programmes within the College of Life and Natural Sciences. A passionate educator, Samantha is the Learning and Teaching Lead for the discipline. Her scientific research focuses on the application of analytical chemistry to real world challenges.

Aparna Duggirala
Lecturer in Clinical Genetics

Aparna Duggirala is a Lecturer in Clinical Genetics at the University of Derby. She is a molecular geneticist with a strong background in cell and molecular biology. She performs biomarker discovery and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students on human metabolic diseases.

Dr Edris at School of Human Sciences graduation ceremony July 2022
Lecturer - Biomedical Sciences

Lecturer (Derby Scholar) in Biomedical Sciences, attached to the UoD Biomedical and Clinical Science Research Theme. Dr Edris has a research interest in rehabilitation medicine and related technology. Dr Edris has teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and currently contributes to the teaching of various modules within the College of Science and Engineering.

Mark Faghy smiling
Professor in Clinical Exercise Science

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the School of Human Sciences and an active researcher in the Human Science Research Centre.

Square image of staff member Dr Kori Filipek
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical and Forensic Science

Kori Filipek is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical and Forensic Science

Ana Flavia Belchior de Andrade using a microscope
Lecturer in Forensic Science

As a lecturer in Forensic Science and a specialist in Crime Scene Investigation, Dr Andrade delivers a series of modules related to this area. She also develops innovative research in the field of New Psychoactive Substances and sensors.