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.

Henriette Bergstrøm at our One Friar Gate Square site.
Senior lecturer in Forensic Psychology Assistant Discipline Lead (Discipline: Forensic and Health Psychology)

Henriette is a senior lecturer in Forensic Psychology. Her main research interest is psychopathy within a developmental and life-course perspective.

Drew Bird
Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts

Drew is a senior lecturer in Therapeutic Arts at the University of Derby.

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Senior Lecturer in the discipline of Professional Psychological Practices

Dr Bird is based within the Health and Social Care Research Centre. His role is focused on helping to develop the College of Health and Social Care's research activity. This includes the development of funding bids, the conducting of research and the dissemination of findings. Dr Bird's research interests include art therapy, migration, domestic abuse, and climate crisis.

Amanda Blake Davis reading a book.
Lecturer in English Literature

Amanda Blake Davis is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Derby. Amanda specialises in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature and culture with an emphasis on Romantic poetry and particularly Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Early Careers Academic - Public Services/Sector

Hannah is a researcher at the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby.

Senior Lecturer in Sport Management

James is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management with over 18 years of experience teaching within further and higher education. He mainly teaches on applied modules that look at how business principles, such as finance and strategic management, can be applied to sport.

Professor Clare Brindley
Associate Provost

Clare is Associate Provost and Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Based in the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Office, she is involved in developing and supporting research activity across the University.

Senior Lecturer

Helen Brocklehurst lectures in Social Science and is Programme Leader for Joint Honours Politics. She teaches modules at masters and undergraduate level which also draw upon her research interests in security, conflict and terrorism; gender and childhood; and the politics of knowledge.

Adrian Buckner in a lecture
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Adrian Buckner is a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing.

Professor of Criminal Investigation

Ray Bull is a Professor of Criminal Investigation at the University of Derby. He teaches on the MSc in Criminal Investigation and undertakes PhD supervision.

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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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