Our researchers

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Research Fellow

Dr Reza Safari is a Research Fellow in Health and Social Care at the University of Derby. His area of research is in prosthetics and orthotics with a special interest in advanced manufacturing of prosthesis and orthosis, applied health research, systematic review and meta-analysis, and management and rehabilitation of long term neuromuscular conditions.

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Lecturer: Computer Science

Dr Sara Saravi obtained her BSc degree from Azad University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2005, in Software Engineering. She completed her MSc and PhD degrees at Loughborough University, UK, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. 

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Lecturer in Psychology

Malcolm Schofield is the module leader for the Advanced Quantitative Research Methods module on the MRes Psychology programme and teach across a wide range of modules at undergraduate level including various research methods modules, Human Behaviour and Evolution, and Anomalous and Parapsychology.

Mahmoud Shafik
University Reader in Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

University Reader in Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

Emma Sharpe, Psychology lecturer
Lecturer in Psychology

Emma joined the University of Derby as a lecturer in October 2015, having previously worked as a University Teacher at Loughborough University

Associate Head of Centre for Psychological Research

David Sheffield is Head of Research and Director of Professional Psychology Programmes at the University of Derby Online Learning. He also supervises PhD and Doctorate students.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

As a part-time Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Simon Sherwood teaches on a variety of foundation and undergraduate psychology modules. He is interested in the psychology of the paranormal, with a particular interest in hauntings and apparitions and experimental investigations of dream ESP.

Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Boban Simonovic, joined the University of Derby as a Lecturer in Psychology in November 2017, having previously worked as an associate lecturer (online), and as a teaching assistant on campus.

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Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Ergonomics

Dr Ruth Sims is a senior lecturer in psychology and ergonomics, teaching on-campus psychology, blended-learning, and online ergonomics. She has 20 years experience as a researcher and has now been teaching for over 7 years. Her interests are varied and include social and developmental psychology, companion animals, behaviour change, design ergonomics and cognitive ergonomics.

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