Our Better Business researchers

Bruno Gallotta

As a Researcher in Low Carbon Economy, Dr Bruno Gallotta is part of the ERDF DE-Carbonise project, which is a collaboration between the University of Derby, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils. The project provides a comprehensive programme of assistance to SMEs seeking to reduce their carbon emissions in their operations and throughout their supply chains. 

Sayantan wearing a suit and tie with black framed glasses.
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Sayantan Ghosh Dastidar joined the University of Derby as a Lecturer in Economics in January 2016. Before joining here, he was working as a Research Assistant at the University of Huddersfield. Currently, he is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Economics for Business and the Subject Leader for Joint Honours Economics.

Devi Gill
Senior Lecturer in Marketing Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Marketing (Management) and BA (Hons) Marketing (Consumer Psychology)

Devi Gill is a Lecturer in Marketing within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and teaches across a range of modules in the areas of branding, market sensing, and design and creativity for marketers. Devi's research interests lie in the areas of brand heritage, authenticity and corporate social responsibility of retailers.

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Academic Lead in Business and Management

Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, Dr Valentina Gorchakova, returned to academia after a number of years working in business, including running a start-up company in marketing and events, and for the UN Development Programme. Valentina joined the University of Derby Online Learning in 2017 and became a Programme Leader of the BSc (Hons) in Business and Management in 2018.

Charles Hancock reading a book.
Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Charles is the programme leader for MSc Marketing Management. He is an award-winning lecturer with a passion for inspiring students to achieve. He has research interests in discovering deep customer value through using a visual research methodology and is currently interested in exploring the future of the high street.

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Mehdi Hasan is a Lecturer in Economics. He is the Programme Leader for the UG "International Business" and International Business and Finance". Currently, he leads a number of modules at various level. His research interests include, but not limited to various aspects of the third sector organisations and emerging economies. 

Parminder Johal
Head of Discipline for Accounting

As Head of Accounting, Parminder Johal leads a team of passionate and dedicated professionals. Parminder is a professionally qualified accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA). Parminder previously worked in industry as a senior financial analyst for BT plc.

Head of Partnership Development

As Head of Partnership Development, Christine has a focus on Logistics, Marketing and Strategy team which, also includes Information Management, Operations Management, Purchasing and Enterprise.

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Postgraduate Research Student

Eisen is a postgraduate researcher associated with the Centre of Business improvement and ERDF Low Carbon Business Network Project at the University of Derby. 

Senior Lecturer in Economics

An applied economist passionate about teaching, enthusiastic about research and keen on professional engagement. His role within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences spans the full range of academic activities from teaching at all levels, to leading programmes, to keynote speaking and business consultancy and to applied research.