Meet the team

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.

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 Accounting and Finance

Carley Foster
Professor of Services Marketing, Head of the Centre for Business Improvement

Carley Foster is Professor of Services Marketing and Head of the Centre for Business Improvement at the University of Derby. Her work is widely published, has been funded by several organisations and as an applied researcher, she works with business to create impact.

Brian Fynes presenting at a research seminar
Research Professor

As a Research Professor, Brian Fynes mentors research-active colleagues in the production of highly-ranked academic publications and in seeking and securing external research funding. Brian's research interests focus on the relationship between supply chain management practices and business performance.

Lecturer in Marketing

Devi Gill is a Lecturer in Marketing within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and teaches across a range of modules in the areas of branding, market sensing, and design and creativity for marketers. Devi's research interests lie in the areas of brand heritage, authenticity and corporate social responsibility of retailers.

Lecturer in Accounting

Charles Hancock talking
Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Charles is the programme leader for MSc Marketing Management. He is an award-winning lecturer with a passion for inspiring students to achieve. He has research interests in discovering deep customer value through using a visual research methodology and is currently interested in exploring the future of the high street.

Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing

Annmarie Hanlon is a senior lecturer in digital marketing. Annmarie created the BSc (Hons) Marketing (Digital) and teaches digital tools, technology and platforms, working with local organisations to provide real-life case studies. In July 2018 she submitted her PhD thesis ‘The digital dilemma: an investigation into social media practices within organisations’.

Head of Partnership Development

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