Our researchers

Senior Lecturer (Medical Ultrasound)

Heather Venables is a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Derby. She has a long term interest in ultrasound technology and point of care ultrasound applications. Heather is an accreditor for the UK Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Practice (CASE) and represents the British Medical Ultrasound Society on CASE Council.     

Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer in Psychology Dr Katia Vione joined the University of Derby in April 2017, having previously worked as a lecturer in Brazil and as a teaching assistant at Cardiff University.

Sian Davies-Vollum
Head of School - Environmental Sciences

Sian Davies-Vollum is Head of School of Environmental Sciences. She is a geologist/physical geographer with specific expertise in sedimentology. She is interested in environmental and climate change on both geological and recent time scales. Her current research in Ghana focuses on the impacts of climate change at the coast. 

Stephen Watkins in a classroom.
Lecturer in English Literature

Dr Stephen Watkins is a Lecturer in English at the University of Derby, specialising in early modern literature and theatre.

Paul Weller
Emeritus Professor and Professor in the Centre for Social, Cultural and Legal Research

Paul is an Emeritus Professor of the University and part-time Professor in the Centre for Social, Cultural and Legal Studies where he is cluster lead of the Society, Religion and Belief Research Cluster.

Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles

Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles.

Paul Whickman in a classroom.
Senior Lecturer in English

Paul is a Lecturer in English.

Senior Lecturer in Pre Qualifying Health Care

As a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Charlie supports a range of interprofessional pre-and-post-qualified healthcare students, specialising in the teaching of research and evidence based practice. Charlie is a registered adult nurse and has a special interest in the care of patients and families following head injury.

Photo of Bill Whitehead presenting an award off camera
Deputy Dean of College of Health and Social Care

Dr Bill Whitehead is Deputy Dean of the College of Health and Social Care.  Bill has a particularly interest in the organisational structures within the healthcare industry related to supporting newly qualified nurses and practice and clinical education in general.

Dr Bruce Wiggins presenting at Sounds in Space, 2018
Lecturer in Electronics, Maths and Computing

Dr Bruce Wiggins teaches in our Audio Engineering disciplines. He focuses on immersive audio and digital signal processing. His research in immersive audio has led to international impact outside of academia, and was highlighted in our Research Excellence Framework exercise.

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