School of Human Sciences staff

Jon Woodward mid conversation
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development; Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

As a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching across the Sport and Exercise Science programmes, Jon supports students from a range of programmes with their learning, teaching and assessment activities, as well as supporting students with accessing work placements and internship opportunities as part of their degree and wider development.

Shuge Zhang in a suit
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Shuge Zhang is a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Human Sciences Research Centre (HSRC) at the University of Derby. His research centres on personality and individual differences in performance and health.

Yutao standing in front of lockers holding a folder
Postgraduate Research Student

Yutao is a former professional athlete in ice dancing and dance sport who joined the University of Derby as a doctoral student in School of Human Sciences. His research interest lies at the intersection of dance and sport.

Georgios Zouganelis in a lab coat
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

Georgios is a Forensic Science Lecturer, his research combines elements of biochemistry, genetics, nanotechnology and toxicology to address issues in forensic, environmental and biomedical settings related to biological identification and toxicity

Senior Lecturer Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation

Sean is currently Module Leader for the Manual Therapy Module. He continues to practice clinically in the University Sports Therapy Clinic, where he also provides clinical supervision for final-year students.

Mina sitting in front of the Team Derby banner

Minas Mina is a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning in the School of Human Sciences. His role includes teaching on biomechanics, neurophysiology and other units, as well as, leading research projects in areas such as sports biomechanics, neurophysiology, and strength and conditioning. 

Catherine smiling.
Postgraduate Research Student

Catherine is a Postgraduate Research Student who has also worked as a Sports Massage Therapist and as an Assistant Physical Activity Development Officer.