Celebrating our female researchers

At the University of Derby, we are committed to addressing gender equality in higher education and strive to enable all academics and researchers to succeed regardless of their gender, race and background.

As a member of Athena SWAN, we also organise a variety of activities throughout the year to promote and raise awareness of gender equality in the higher education sector, especially in STEM subject areas.

Our female professors

Picture of Siobhan Neary
Professor of Career Development Practice and Head of iCeGS

Dr Siobhan Neary is an Associate Professor and Head of iCeGS. Siobhan has responsibility for overseeing the Centre's research and teaching and learning portfolio. Her research interests focus on CPD, professional identity and quality improvement within the career development sector.

Deborah Robinson giving the 'vote of thanks' at an Inuagural Lecture
Professor of Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Deborah Robinson is a Professor of SEND and Inclusion in the Institute of Education. Her current research explores inclusive school improvement and related theories of leadership.

Lynn Saunders - Head of School for Law and Social Sciences
Head of School of Law and Social Sciences

Lynn is an experienced criminal justice practitioner and a trustee of a number of charitable organisations working to prevent crime and reoffending. Her research interests focus on the rehabilitation of people convicted of sexual offences and the prevention of sexual crime. 

Our female associate professors