Our researchers

Marc Cowling in a classroom.
College Head of Research and Innovation

Marc Cowling is Head of Research and Innovation for the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Business Economics. Marc's research focuses on small businesses to ensure their activities make a full contribution to the economic welfare of localities, regions and countries.

Stephan wearing a suit jacket
Head of School of Computing and Engineering

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec is a Professor in Computer Science and the Head of Computing, a discipline in the College of Science and Engineering. 

Dan King stood in a classroom.
Lecturer in American Studies

As Lecturer in American studies, Daniel King teaches across a range of modules focused on the literature, culture, and history of North America. 

Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Valeria Abreu Minero is a Lecturer in Criminal Psychology. Her primary areas of research are empirical crime scene analysis, methodologies used in the context of the investigative profiling of homicide and offender psychopathology. 

Muhammad Ajmal Azad
Lecturer in Cyber Security and Computer Forensics

Muhammad Ajmal Azad is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Derby.

Sally Akehurst stood in front of a tree.
Head of School of Human Sciences

Dr Sally Akehurst is Head of School of Human Sciences which consists of three Discipline Areas including: Biomedical and Forensic Science; Psychology, and Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science.

Ali smiling in front of a book case
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

As a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Dr. Wajahat Ali Khan is involved in teaching and research activities. He teaches Programming 1, Software Engineering and Foundation of Computer Science modules.

Larissa wearing a blue shirt at the University of Derby

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.

Tony Anosike
Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Tony's research interests are in the areas of Supply Chain Sustainability and Resilience, Food Supply Chain, Lean and Agile Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Big Data applications in supply chain. As well as supervising PhD, MSc/MBA and undergraduate projects, he also teaches across both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the Derby Business School.

Vladimir Antchak
Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Vladimir Antchak is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Management at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality.