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.

Liafisu Sina Yekini
Professor of Accounting and Accountability

Sina is a Professor of Accounting and Accountability and the Research Lead of the Accounting Research Cluster, the Accounting, Accountability and Ethics Group (AAEG) within the Centre for Business Improvement at Derby Business School.

Head of Discipline (Computing)

Shuge Zhang in a suit
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr. Shuge Zhang is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Derby. Shuge is a member of the Human Sciences Research Centre (HSRC). His research centres on personality and individual differences in performance and health.

A woman sits in an armchair in a library reading a book.

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.

Find out more about our female researchersFind out more about our female researchers