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.

Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical engineering

Omar is a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical engineering.

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Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Charles is the programme leader for MSc Marketing Management. He is an award-winning lecturer with a passion for inspiring students to achieve. He has research interests in discovering deep customer value through using a visual research methodology and is currently interested in exploring the future of the high street.

Senior Lecturer in Computer Networks

Dr. Hardy is a senior lecturer in Computer Networks at the University of Derby. 

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Senior Lecturer

Philip has been the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography since 2014.

Dr Caroline Harvey
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Caroline teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on our Psychology programmes. She supervises PhD students and is an active researcher. Caroline's research is focused on two broad areas and she leads on research concerning compassion in higher education and also works as part of a team that are interested in the links between nature and wellbeing.

Professor of Strategy and Performance Management

Professor Qile He is a Professor of Strategy and Performance Management within the College of Business, Law and Social Science at the University of Derby.

Phil Henry - Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology

Dr Phil Henry is Programme Leader for the MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management and the Postgraduate Certificate in Understanding Radicalisation. Phil also works on the BA (Hons) Sociology and MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice programmes. Phil is engaged in social science research into disaster management and national security settings.

Simon Heywood
Senior Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing

Simon is Senior Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing.

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Associate Professor of Electroacoustics

Adam is Associate Professor of Electroacoustics.

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Professor in Arts & Health

Susan Hogan is Professor of Arts and Health. Susan has wide-ranging interests in visual culture, from to the history and development of the arts and health, including the use of the arts in propagating health messages and research findings, to artistic and performative research methods. Her books are used in the training of arts and health professionals internationally.

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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.

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