Department of Humanities staff

Lecturer in Journalism

Niall is a Lecturer in Journalism.

Alistair Hodge
Head of School, Humanities and Journalism

After many years as a business leader in the creative and cultural industries, Alistair Hodge is now Head of the School of Humanities and Journalism. His MA (Hons) is in Modern History from St Andrews University, Scotland, and he studied toward a PhD, in seventeenth-century history, at Lancaster University.

Joint Honours Lead (Academic)

David is the Academic lead for the Joint Honours programme. 

Nathan Hunt
Senior Lecturer in Film and Media,

Senior Lecturer in Film and Media

Caroline Jones teaching a Journalism class at the University of Derby
Lecturer in Journalism

As a lecturer in Journalism, Caroline Jones is responsible for teaching core and advanced aspects of reporting techniques and practices across a range of year groups and cohorts. Her primary area of focus is digital best-practice in relation to online journalism. 

Samuel Kasule
Professor, Postcolonial Theatre and Performance

Sam is President of the African Theatre Association (UK), and is on the judging panel of the Wole Soyinka Pan African Prize for Literature and is a member of the jury for the Nollywood Film Awards (UK).

Associate Lecturer in Media and Communications

Matthew is an Associate Lecturer in Media and Communications.

An image of Erin Lafford reading a book.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English, Erin pursues research in Romanticism and long eighteenth-century literature. She is completing a monograph on  John Clare's Medical Imagination, and has published articles on John Clare, William Cowper, William Blake, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.  She teaches English Literature and English and History students at BA and MA level.

Ruth Larsen
Senior Lecturer in History; Programme Leader for BA (Hons) History and Integrated Masters in History; Subject Lead for Joint Honours History

As a Senior Lecturer in History, Ruth Larsen is the Programme Leader for undergraduate History programmes. She has research expertise in British History of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially relating to gender history and the history of the country house.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Neil is a senior lecture in journalism, with a specialism in television journalism, although also teaching video, audio, radio, print and online journalism.