Department of Humanities staff

Jocelyn Hargrave
Lecturer in Publishing

As Lecturer in Publishing, Dr Jocelyn Hargrave teaches both the Creative Writing and Publishing BA and Publishing MA courses. She has close to 25 years of experience as an editor in the industry.

Brandy smiling with hands on hips
Postgraduate Research Student

Brandy is a postgraduate research student at the University of Derby. Her PhD is provisionally titled Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Works: Breaking the Myth of Shelley as an Atheist.

Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu sitting at a desk
Associate Professor /Head of Discipline - Journalism

Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in Journalism at the University of Derby. Her research focuses on diversity, inclusion and race in journalism practice and representation, radio, diaspora, and ethnic media.

David Barker
Senior Lecturer in Publishing

David Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and Programme Leader for the MA Publishing at the University of Derby. He is interested in all aspects of Publishing as an academic discipline.

Lecturer in American Studies, Academic Writing Support Tutor for Humanities and the Chair of the Disability Coordinators' Group

Amanda Blake Davis reading a book.
Lecturer in English Literature

Amanda Blake Davis is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Derby. Amanda specialises in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature and culture with an emphasis on Romantic poetry and particularly Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Journalism lecturer Richard Bowyer talks to a student.
Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism, specialising in print and online journalism. 

Adrian Buckner in a lecture
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Adrian Buckner is a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing.

Christos Callow Jr, lecturer in creative writing at Derby
Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing

As a Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing, Dr Christos Callow teaches scriptwriting BA modules and supervises creative writing MA students via creative workshops, seminars and lectures.

Neil Campbell
Emeritus Professor of American Studies

Neil's main role is to support research students towards a successful PhD outcome and to help guide and develop staff in their pursuit of high quality publications. In addition, extending his own research and publications is uppermost in his current role.