Meet the team

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.

David Thompson
Lecturer in Accounting

Lecturer in Accounting

Woman with light brown hair and glasses sitting at a table holding a discussion

Barbara is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing.

Christian Veasey in a classroom giving a lecture.
Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Christian Veasey is an experienced and creative academic with a strong international commercial background, enabling students to gain real-world perspective in their learning with academic underpinning. He is passionate about knowledge transfer and enabling students to reach their potential by engaging in the classroom and creating assignments with real zest and impact.

Weiwei Yang
Senior Lecturer

Dr Weiwei Yang is a Senior Lecturer with substantial experience of teaching a wide range of subjects in Finance and Economics for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is programme leader for BSc Economics and Finance, and BSc Finance. She works closely with professional bodies for accreditations and acts as external examiner for another UK higher education institution. 

Liafisu Sina Yekini
Professor of Accounting and Accountability

Sina is a Professor of Accounting and Accountability and the Research Lead of the Accounting Research Cluster, the Accounting, Accountability and Ethics Group (AAEG) within the Centre for Business Improvement at Derby Business School.

Yiling Zha is a lecturer in financial economics.
Lecturer in financial economics

Yiling Zha teaches economics at the Derby Business School. Yiling earned her PhD in finance with a focus on credit derivatives and risk management. Yiling is passionate about the pricing of fixed assets and how financial markets behave.