Meet the team

Larissa wearing a blue shirt at the University of Derby
Associate Professor in History and Impact

Dr Larissa Allwork is Researcher (Impact) in the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (URKEO).  She is also a Historian who investigates how public institutions and societies engage with difficult, provocative or traumatic histories.

Lecturer in American Studies, Academic Writing Support Tutor for Humanities and the Chair of the Disability Coordinators' Group

Amanda Blake Davis reading a book.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English Literature

Amanda Blake Davis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Derby. Amanda specialises in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature and culture with emphasis on Romantic poetry and particularly Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Adrian Buckner in a lecture
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Adrian Buckner is a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing.

Neil Campbell
Emeritus Professor of American Studies

Neil's main role is to support research students towards a successful PhD outcome and to help guide and develop staff in their pursuit of high quality publications. In addition, extending his own research and publications is uppermost in his current role.

Associate Professor of Creative Writing

Matthew Cheeseman is a writer. He works across fiction and non-fiction, drawing on critical theory and cultural studies, often collaborating with others to create books and pamphlets. He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Programme Leader for MA Creative Writing. A folklorist, he researches neoliberalism in post-war popular culture.

Paul Elliott
Professor of Modern History

Paul is a Professor of Modern History and Research Lead for Humanities.

Senior Lecturer in History

Cath is a lecturer in modern British and European history and heritage, with research interests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British cultural, social and intellectual history.

English Literature academic, Teresa Forde, at a Star Trek convention in Birmingham.
Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies

Teresa is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies.

Oliver Godsmark in a classroom.
Senior Lecturer in History; Programme Leader for MA History

Dr Oliver Godsmark is Senior Lecturer in History with an interest in colonialism, South Asia and India’s partition. His research focuses on citizenship and democracy, caste and tribe, and the South Asian diaspora. Experienced in public-facing history, he teaches across the undergraduate History programme, and is the programme leader for MA History.