Our researchers

College Head of Research and Innovation

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

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.

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.

Visiting Professor at the University of Derby Online Learning

Visiting Professor at the University of Derby Online Learning, Professor Paul Bacsich, is a consultant in online learning (e-learning, including distance learning and open learning) with over 30 years experience. He has an MA in Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematical Logic; with periods of doctoral and post-doctoral research at UCLA and the University of Oxford.

Dr Amy Baraniak
Lecturer in Psychology

Amy teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology programmes and is programme leader for our MSc Health Psychology programme. She is also involved in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate student projects and is an early-career researcher representative on the University Professorial Council.

Ang Bartram reading book about dog theory to Oscar the dog
Professor of Contemporary Art

Ang works as an artist and artistic researcher. Her research focuses on documentation as an act of ephemeral art process, and with animality and empathy (as acted and/or intuitively behaved) in human-animal companion-species relationships.

Senior Lecturer in ITE and SEND Programme Lead: iPGCE

Andy Bloor is a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Programme Lead for iPGCE. His field of interest is around social, emotional and mental health difficulties in children, particularly those with Attachment Disorder and neuro-atypical children.

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.

Robert Burstow
Associate Professor in History and Theory of Art

As Associate Professor of History and Theory of Art, Dr Robert Burstow leads students undertaking post-graduate research in Arts and supervises PhD students researching the history and theory of art and/or contemporary Fine Art practice. He also teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art programmes. He has published extensively on the history of twentieth-century British art.

Course Director, Law and Social Sciences and Lecturer in Sociology

Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge is Course Director for the School of Law and Social Sciences and Programme Lead for Sociology. Prior to joining the University in 2013, he previously had worked for a Member of Parliament. A regular commentator on current affairs, his teaching and research interests reflect these concerns.

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