Our sustainable business researchers

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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.

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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.

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Elaine is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Her research interests include: sustainability, corporate social responsibility and corporate financial performance, alternative forms of sustainable reporting, circular economy and accounting standards development.

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.

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. 

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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Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Strategy

Orla is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Strategy, who works in the Executive Education and Enterprise Development Department of the University's College of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

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Simon is a Lecturer at the University of Derby. He has earned his PhD from the University of Derby, UK; an Executive MBA from Preston University; and an MBA from American University of Central Asia and is now pursing his PhD with focus on Circular Economy. As a growing researcher, he has published in scientific journals, international conferences and a book chapter.