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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.

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Associate Professor in Mathematics

Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar is the Erasmus Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing. His research in Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation, and Maths Anxiety has been disseminated in numerous international journals and conferences. Ovidiu also works with colleagues and technology companies to improve standards in mathematics education within the University, and beyond.

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Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics and Psychology - Programme Lead MSc Behaviour Change

As a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Andrew has been involved in the development of pioneering MSc programmes in Behaviour Change and Ergonomics/Human Factors.  He is Programme Lead for the MSc Behaviour Change programme and teaches primarily at masters-level.  His applied research activities have most recently been centred on driver behaviour.  

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Baker is the Programme Leader for our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree. He is also the Module Leader for Quantitative Methods & Individual Differences and Anomalistic Psychology & Parapsychology. 

Professor of Research for Art and Media

Steve works as an artist and an art historian. His research focuses on contemporary artists’ engagement with the more-than-human world, and on the distinctive contribution made by artists to the growing interdisciplinary field of animal studies.

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.

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Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration Programme Leader

Polina Baranova is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, business and society. In particular, she specialises in the development of the environmental capabilities in various organisational settings through stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management.

David Barker
Senior Lecturer in Publishing

David Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and Programme Leader for the MA Publishing at the University of Derby. He is interested in all aspects of Publishing as an academic discipline.

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Associate Professor

As an Associate Professor, Dr Barnby leads a team collaborating internationally in research at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), focussing on advances in data handling and teaches a variety of mathematics and computing courses at undergraduate and masters levels. He supervises several PhD students and is interested in new collaborations.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Barnes is a chartered psychologist conducting and supervising doctoral research in the areas of parenting, child development and nature connection. He works with a diverse range of populations, such as with babies born prematurely, typically developing children and those with a developmental disorder.

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