Meet the team

Marc Cowling in a classroom.
College Head of Research and Innovation

Marc Cowling is Head of Research and Innovation for the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Business Economics. Marc's research focuses on small businesses to ensure their activities make a full contribution to the economic welfare of localities, regions and countries.

Bilal Akbar
Lecturer in Marketing

Bilal is a Lecturer in Marketing, specialising in social marketing theory and its application, particularly in health promotion. 

Tony Anosike
Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Tony's research interests are in the areas of Supply Chain Sustainability and Resilience, Food Supply Chain, Lean and Agile Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Big Data applications in supply chain. As well as supervising PhD, MSc/MBA and undergraduate projects, he also teaches across both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the Derby Business School.

Nicholas Apergis
Research Professor

As a Research Professor in Applied Economics, Dr Apergis's role is to support and enhance the research profile of the department either through individual or joint research efforts.

Senior Lecturer in Economics Daphne Athanasouli
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business

Daphne Athanasouli is a Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business at the University of Derby.

Dr Iride Azara at the INC 2018 conference
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events

Dr Iride Azara is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, and active researcher across several University research groups and International recognised research associations. Dr Azara has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate MSc programme management in Tourism, Events, Hospitality and Spa.

A women smiling for a photo.
Lecturer in Economics

Dr Doyin Babajide is an economist, enthusiastic about research and keen on professional networking. Her role within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences spans the full range of academic activities from teaching at all levels to leading economics and finance modules. Doyin currently leads the Introductory Microeconomics module and teaches other modules in the department.

Kuldeep Banwait at an Open Day.
Programme Leader for Joint Honours Marketing Progamme

Dr Kuldeep Banwait is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Joint Honours Marketing. He is passionate about research-informed teaching in bringing the subject of brand marketing to life. His doctorate studied the impact of a notion ‘student as customer’ on the future of English universities. 

Polina Baranova talking
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration Programme Leader

Polina Baranova is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, business and society. In particular, she specialises in the development of the environmental capabilities in various organisational settings through stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management.

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management

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