Our researchers

We have around 300 research-active staff at Derby and 400 doctoral students. They are investigating subjects as diverse as cybercrime, Long Covid, mental health, biomedical science, greener forms of transport, and asylum seekers' experiences. Learn more about our people and their research.

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Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics and Psychology - Programme Lead MSc Behaviour Change

As a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Andrew has been involved in the development of pioneering MSc programmes in Behaviour Change and Ergonomics/Human Factors.  He is Programme Lead for the MSc Behaviour Change programme and teaches primarily at masters-level.  His applied research activities have most recently been centred on driver behaviour.  

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Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Baker is the Programme Leader for our B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology degree (including the Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year variants). He is also the Module Leader for Anomalistic Psychology and Parapsychology. Whilst most of his teaching focuses on quantitative research methods, he teaches across various modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration Programme Leader

Polina Baranova is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, business and society. In particular, she specialises in the development of the environmental capabilities in various organisational settings through stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management.

David Barker
Senior Lecturer in Publishing

David Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and Programme Leader for the MA Publishing at the University of Derby. He is interested in all aspects of Publishing as an academic discipline.

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Associate Professor

As an Associate Professor, Dr Barnby leads a team collaborating internationally in research at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), focussing on advances in data handling and teaches a variety of mathematics and computing courses at undergraduate and masters levels. He supervises several PhD students and is interested in new collaborations.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Barnes is a chartered psychologist conducting and supervising doctoral research in the areas of parenting, child development and nature connection. He works with a diverse range of populations, such as with babies born prematurely, typically developing children and those with a developmental disorder.

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Senior Lecturer in Forensic Biology

Kate Barnes is a Lecturer in Forensic Biology and teaches on the Forensic Science, Biology and Zoology undergraduate programmes. She researches within the field of Forensic Ecology and is currently exploring insect-microbe interactions in the corpse environment and assessing the effect of environmental conditions on blow fly behaviour.

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Professor of Contemporary Art

Ang works as an artist and artistic researcher. Her research focuses on documentation as an act of ephemeral art process, and with animality and empathy (as acted and/or intuitively behaved) in human-animal companion-species relationships.

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Associate Professor and Head of Discipline: Business and Management

Dr Tina Bass is an Associate Professor and Head of Discipline (Business and Management). She has a Doctorate of Social Science (DSocSci) from the University of Leciester and her research interests are currently focused upon change management and higher education pedagogies. Recently she has taken an interest in the impact of social media upon business.

Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader in International Relations

Francesco Belcastro is a Lecturer and the programme leader of International Relations at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences here at the University of Derby. He is currently the admissions tutor for International Relations and Diplomacy. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews.

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Celebrating female researchers

We are working hard to enable all academics and researchers to succeed regardless of their gender, race and background. We're a member of Athena SWAN and organise a variety of activities throughout the year to promote gender equality.

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