Our research community

We have a vibrant research environment with over 330 doctoral students and more than 250 research-active staff. We organise regular events and opportunities for networking and development to support you on your research journey.

Celebrating our research

We firmly believe in celebrating and raising awareness of our research achievements, both to sustain a positive and thriving research community within the University and to ensure that our research makes far-reaching and significant impacts in the wider world.

We highlight our research through a number of activities, such as:

Research events

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public lecture

This event has been postponed and a new date will be confirmed in due course.

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public lecture

In this lecture, Professor Carley Foster will discuss the role of retail in the community. Rather than viewing retail as simply a transaction between the buyer and seller, she will explore how retail experiences can be co-created so that the retailer can embed themselves within the community and protect themselves from turbulent trading conditions.

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public lecture

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec discusses the great emergence of smart technology, the opportunity it provides to improve our daily lives, but also the human worries that are increasingly associated with it.

Headshot of Flora Huang
public lecture

Professor Flora Huang will discuss the profound implications of Stock Connect to local and global financial markets and the legal impediments to its implementation.

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public lecture

Professor Kate Moss will discuss her research on the hidden crisis of women’s homelessness and one of the major precipitators, domestic abuse.

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From the future of energy supply to connecting with nature - what our researchers are working on.

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Our latest research news

Research into our connection with nature is helping staff at UK's largest conservation charity to understand how people experience places.

The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) illustrates how higher education institutions support their communities and regions, with Derby performing well in the Local Growth and Working With Business categories.  

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University of Derby research centre works with charitable foundation and local enterprise partnership to conduct four-year study in schools and colleges in the North East of England.

Theatre Arts Senior lecturer Ava Hunt wins C&YPN accolade for her works 'Journey of Destiny' and 'Destinies'

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PCR test used to detect presence of crayfish species through water samples as it becomes harder to find creatures through conventional means.

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