Our researchers

Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Practice and Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Dr Joel Chidley mountain biking in Canada
Lecturer in Sport Outdoor and Exercise Science

As a lecturer and level 6 lead in Sport Outdoor and Exercise Science, Dr Chidley leads modules on environmental exercise physiology and research methods. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a PhD in exercise psychophysiology.

Visiting Professor to the University of Derby Online Learning

Visiting Professor to University of Derby Online Learning, Professor Donald Clark, is an EdTech entrepreneur. He was CEO and one of the founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK online learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. As well as being the CEO of Wildfire Ltd. he also invests in, and advises EdTech companies.

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Technical Instructor for Entertainment Engineering and Technical Lead for Makerspace

As a Technical Instructor for the Entertainment Engineering degrees at the University of Derby, Daniel Cooper supports staff and students with their learning and teaching activities. He also acts as the Technical Lead of the student-run Makerspace. Daniel has a hands on approach to learning and encourages all students to get involved.

Research Professor in Nursing

Susan Dyson is Professor of Nursing and Head of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research.          

Associate Professor Learning and Employment

Bill Esmond is Associate Professor, Learning & Employment. His work includes educational development activity and published analysis of vocational and higher education systems. He supports the aspirations of vocational educators for professional development and research, from local projects to doctoral study.

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. 

Visiting Professor to the University of Derby Online Learning

Visiting Professor to the University of Derby Online Learning, Professor Dawn Forman, is a co-owner and director of Interactive Leadership and Management Development a consultancy specialising in executive coaching, leadership and team development and academic writing. Dawn has also been working on a free-lance basis with universities and health services internationally.

Visiting Professor to the University of Derby Online Learning

Visiting Professor to the University of Derby Online Learning, Professor Sue Fyfe, is an epidemiologist, anatomist, speech pathologist and teacher with research interests in disability, health services and educational research in tertiary health sciences, particularly interprofessional, education and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes
Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes is Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the University of Derby. He is actively involved in industrial projects, combining his knowledge, expertise and industrial experience in operations management to help organisations achieve excellence in their internal functions and supply chains.

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