Meet the team

THOMAS ADEYEMI
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Thomas Adeyemi is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance with extensive industry experience across diverse sectors.

Senior Lecturer in Economics Daphne Athanasouli
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business

Daphne Athanasouli is a Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business at the University of Derby.

Dr Iride Azara at the INC 2018 conference
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events

Dr Iride Azara is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, and an active researcher across several University research groups and internationally recognised research associations. Dr Azara has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate MSc programme management in Tourism, Events and Hospitality.

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Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Doyin Babajide is an economist, enthusiastic about research and keen on professional networking. Her role within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences spans the full range of academic activities from teaching at all levels to leading economics and finance modules. Doyin currently leads the Introductory Microeconomics module and teaches other modules in the department.

Polina Baranova talking
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.

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management

James is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management with over 18 years of experience teaching within further and higher education. He mainly teaches on applied modules that look at how business principles, such as finance and strategic management, can be applied to sport.

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College Head of Executive Education and Enterprise Development

Alexandra Charles is College Head of Executive Education and Enterprise Development. Through its work with business and business leaders, her team has global impact as a high quality provider of innovative work integrated and applied learning solutions.  

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Professor of Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Ziguang is a Professor of Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management, a member of the University Professorial Council and Internal Review Panel of ESRC grants at the University of Derby, UK.

Jay Daniel
Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain

Dr Jay Daniel is a Programme Leader at Derby Business School. Before joining the University of Derby, Jay was a Lecturer in Supply Chain and Information Systems at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and has previously held positions of Senior Management Consultant, Supply Chain Solution Analyst, Project Manager, Industry Trainer and Lead Auditor.

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Professor of Services Marketing, Head of the Centre for Business Improvement

Carley Foster is Professor of Services Marketing and Head of the Centre for Business Improvement at the University of Derby. Her work is widely published, has been funded by several organisations and, as an applied researcher, she works with business to create impact.