Our researchers

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.

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Professor in International and Transnational Criminal Justice

Gerhard Kemp is a professor of law and specialises in international and transnational criminal justice, comparative criminal law, international humanitarian law and transitional justice. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and a former Senior Research Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Berlin, Germany.

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Head of School Electronics, Computing and Maths

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec is a Professor in Computer Science and the Head of Computing, a discipline in the College of Engineering and Technology.

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. 

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Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Clement Arthur is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Sustainability, Governance, and Audit. I am a member of the Accounting Research Group, The Accounting, Accountability, and ethics (AAEG) group within the Centre for Business Improvement at Derby Business School.

Dan King stood in a classroom.
Lecturer in American Studies

As Lecturer in American studies, Daniel King teaches across a range of modules focused on the literature, culture, and history of North America. 

Tariq Abdullah at desk with laptop
Academic Lead Computing and IT and Research Fellow

Dr Tariq Abdullah has over 19 years of research and development experience within both industry and academia. He has worked in many roles within Higher Education, as a Lecturer, Programme Leader, Research Fellow and in his current role as Academic Lead in Computing and IT.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Cyber Security

Farhan Ahmad is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. His current research focuses on Cyber Security, Trust Management and Blockchain within Internet-of-Things and Intelligent Transport Systems.

Muhammad Ajmal Azad
Lecturer in Cyber Security and Computer Forensics

Muhammad Ajmal Azad is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Derby.

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Head of School of Human Sciences

Dr Sally Akehurst is Head of School of Human Sciences which consists of three Discipline Areas including: Biomedical and Forensic Science; Psychology, and Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science.