Our research team

Lyndsey wearing a white top and black rimmed glasses, smiling.
Lecturer in Mathematics - GCSE and Functional Skills

Lecturer in Mathematics - Teaching in Further Education and Higher Education.  As a lecturer, Lyndsey Mollison delivers GCSE Mathematics (resit) and Functional Skills Mathematics to Level 2/3 learners and Higher Degree Apprentices. She supports teams and individuals delivering Maths and English face-to-face and online at Buxton and Leek College and across the wider University.

Senior Lecturer

Val is a Senior Lecturer in Education having previously been a secondary school science teacher, Head of Department and Senior Leader in schools.

Deborah Robinson giving the 'vote of thanks' at an Inuagural Lecture
Professor of Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Deborah Robinson is a Professor of SEND and Inclusion in the Institute of Education. Her current research explores inclusive school improvement and related theories of leadership.

Judith Szenasi
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

PGCE Provider Led School-Based PGCE Primary Programme Leader

Jo Baines is the Programme Leader for the Primary School Direct Programme at the University of Derby. Jo is passionate about the teaching of reading and writing.