Our Better Society researchers

Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Valeria Abreu Minero is a Lecturer in Criminal Psychology. Her primary areas of research are empirical crime scene analysis, methodologies used in the context of the investigative profiling of homicide and offender psychopathology. 

Lecturer & Subject Leader in International Relations

Francesco Belcastro is a Lecturer and the programme leader of International Relations at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences here at the University of Derby. He is currently the admissions tutor for International Relations and Diplomacy. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews.

Henriette Bergstrøm at our One Friar Gate Square site.
Senior lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Henriette Bergstrøm is a Lecturer in the Psychology of Criminal Investigations. Her main research is on psychopathy, serious violent and sexual offenders, and risk assessment. She has presented work at multiple peer-reviewed international conferences, and is engaged in multiple international research projects.

Senior Lecturer

Helen Brocklehurst lectures in Social Science and is Programme Leader for Joint Honours Politics. She teaches modules at masters and undergraduate level which also draw upon her research interests in security, conflict and terrorism; gender and childhood; and the politics of knowledge.

Professor of Criminal Investigation

Ray Bull is a Professor of Criminal Investigation at the University of Derby. He teaches on the MSc in Criminal Investigation and undertakes PhD supervision.

Baris Cayli teaching
Senior Research Fellow

Baris was trained and educated in Turkey, Netherlands, Italy, UK and the USA. He oversees our Master of Research Programme in Social Sciences and Humanities. He is an interdisciplinary scholar and is broadly interested in questioning the everyday life and exploring how the codes of ideal justice and socio-cultural harmony promote peace and better life opportunities in plural societies.

University of Derby academic Lisa Cherkassky
Senior Lecturer in Law

As a Senior Lecturer in Law, Lisa Cherkassky teaches criminal law and medical law to law undergraduates, and has published widely in both fields, on topics such as causation, HIV transmission, genocide, saviour siblings, liver transplants, abortion law, and the welfare of the child.

Lecturer in Criminology

Dr Thomas Dodsley is a Lecturer in Criminology and teaches on a range of subjects across various social science programmes. Dr Dodsley's teaching and research expertise lie in the fields of youth justice, cultural criminology and qualitative research methods.

Senior Lecturer in Law

Dr Eghosa Ekhator is a Senior Lecturer in Law. He joined the University of Derby in September 2019 from the University of Chester, where he taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His primary areas of research are International Environmental Law (especially Environmental Justice issues in developing countries and the African Union) and Natural Resources Governance.

Research Professor in Criminology

As a Research Professor in Criminology, Stephen devotes most of his time to his own research interests (which include studying the impact of Thatcherism on crime and the criminal justice system, why people stop offending and the fear of crime), and helping colleagues develop their own research plans and careers. 

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