School of Human Sciences staff

Laurice Fretwell in a teaching room
Course Director in Human Sciences

As the Course Director for the School of Human Sciences, Dr Laurice Fretwell works on improving the curriculum and student experience across two disciplines: Biomedical and Forensic Sciences, and Sport and Exercise Science.

Philippine C Geiszler at the Royal Museums Greenwich.
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Philippine Geiszler is a pharmacist and biomedical scientist, with a research focus on the application of NMR spectroscopy-based metabolomics to cell systems related to brain disorders. 

Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching

Dr Luke Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and the Programme Leader for the FdSc Sport Performance and Analysis programme. He also leads and teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and supports various project students. 

Research Professor

Paul Gilbert is a Research Professor

Technical Team Leader for the School of Sport and Exercise Science

Ceri is the Team Leader for the Technicians in Sport and Exercise Science and Biomedical and Forensic Science.

Andy Hooton at an Open Day.
Head of Sport and Exercise Science

Dr Andy Hooton is the Head of Subject for Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science. Andy leads an exciting industry-led provision focused on developing the next generation of Sport and Exercise Scientists/Practitioners.

Associate Professor in Psychology

Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

James Keenan in the University of Derby Performance Suite
Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

James delivers innovative teaching to provide a real-world learning experience. The design of his teaching is underpinned by his S&C experience working in industry, and his work with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. He believes in translating theory to practice in an accessible way to allow students to develop skills to ready them for the workplace.

Lecturer in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Jeanette Lewis is an enthusiastic sports therapy practitioner and a lecturer in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation here at the University of Derby. Jeanette has been a practising sports therapist since 2008 and has worked within larger private injury clinics as well as an independent practitioner.

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Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Elizabeth is an Associate Professor. She leads the Metabolic Disorders and Cancer Research Centre, teaches across our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Biosciences programmes, and supervises students in their project work. Her research interests are in host-pathogen interactions and immunity, and she leads projects to understand the role of Human Papillomavirus in Head and Neck Cancers.