Our Better Business researchers

Eleni Michopoulou
Associate Professor

Eleni is an Associate Professor in Business Management at the University of Derby, Buxton. Eleni teaches on subjects relating to the management and marketing of Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Spa industries.

Lee Miller
Lecturer in Marketing

Lee Miller is a Lecturer in Marketing in the Derby Business School. Prior to joining the University he was a services manager in public and private sector organisations.

Amir Modjtahedi at University of Derby - South Tower Kedleston Campus
Programme Leader - ITMB (IT Management for Business) Lecturer in Marketing and Operations Management

Amir is the Programme Leader for BSc Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) and leads several ITMB modules mostly related to the application, development and implementation of suitable IT solutions for business improvements. Amir is also a Lecturer in Marketing and Operations Management and supervises DBA and MBA dissertation students.

Ghulam Mustafa wearing a grey suit, smiling.
Lecturer in Economics

Ghulam is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Derby with experience in economic growth modelling and labour economics, predominantly working with secondary data. He has extensive teaching experience, gained from teaching a range of subjects in economics and quantitative skills at Queen Mary University of London, Middlesex University and prestigious universities in Pakistan.

Lecturer presenting
Associate Professor

Fred coordinates the Sustainable Business and Clean Growth Research Cluster, leads the Low Carbon Business Network and DE-Carbonise Business project for pro-environmental SMEs. Fred is a Module Leader on the MSc in Sustainable and Ethical Business Management and an active researcher into leadership for sustainability. He also supervises PhD, DBA and MBA dissertation students.

Mel Powell
Senior Lecturer Economics, Course Director Postgraduate Programme Leader for MSc International Business and Finance, MSc International Business and HRM, MSc International Business and Marketing

Melanie is an applied economist with a passion for teaching and learning, actively engaged in teaching, research, scholarship, programme management and development.

Haywantee speaking into a microphone
Research Professor of Tourism Marketing

Professor Haywantee Ramkissoon's role involves mentoring colleagues in producing and disseminating high-quality research to benefit individuals and society. Her scholarship in sustainable tourism and place attachment research have attained particular distinction and influence. She has been honoured with prestigious international awards for research excellence.

Faith Samkange at a Industry Day Conference
Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management

Faith Samkange is a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management. 

Ruth Smith
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Ruth is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and is CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualified. Prior to joining the University of Derby, she worked as a Management Accountant and a Company Accountant for a variety of different companies in different sectors, including manufacturing, distribution and healthcare.

Tony Stevenson standing up
Academic Lead Accounting Finance and Economics

Academic Lead Accounting Finance and Economics, Dr Tony Stevenson entered the Higher education sector as an international tutor teaching, Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions from a practitioner’s perspective.