Our researchers

Valeria Abreu sat in front of a window
Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

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

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
Senior Lecturer

Wajahat is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronics, Computing and Maths. His role is to enhance students’ skillset in software design and implementation. He is also part of a dynamic team in the Data Science Research Centre. His research interests include Knowledge Graph, Semantic Reasoning, Data Analytics, Context Awareness, and Decision Support Systems.

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.

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 Event Management

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

Dr. Emmanuel Asante after teaching an online class. Most of the books at the background are related to his teaching topic (research methods)
Early Career Academic - Public Sector

Dr Emmanuel Asante is an Early Career Academic (teaching and research) in the School of Health, Psychology, and Social Care at the University of Derby

Senior Lecturer in Economics Daphne Athanasouli
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business

Daphne Athanasouli is a Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business at the University of Derby.

Dr Iride Azara at the INC 2018 conference
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events

Dr Iride Azara is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, and an active researcher across several University research groups and internationally recognised research associations. Dr Azara has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate MSc programme management in Tourism, Events and Hospitality.

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Associate Professor in Mathematics

Dr Ovidiu Bagdasar is the Erasmus Coordinator for Mathematics and Computing. His research in Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation, and Maths Anxiety has been disseminated in numerous international journals and conferences. Ovidiu also works with colleagues and technology companies to improve standards in mathematics education within the University, and beyond.