Postgraduate research students

Louise Buxton, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa
Senior Lecturer

Louise is a Senior Lecturer in Derby Business School and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate management programmes. Louise is also a Link Tutor, responsible for the management of the University’s academic partnership with a group of hospitality management schools in Switzerland.

Jo Byrd
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd is the Programme Leader for the B.Ed and M.Edu Programme. Jo has presented at TEAN twice and published in TEAN, FORUM and co-written a chapter on Early Years Teachers.  She is currently working on her doctorate examining, 'How Whiteness Manifests itself in Teacher Education'.

Robert at his graduation ceremony
Postgraduate Research Student

Robert is currently researching practical applications of spatial concepts in acousmatic music with regard to listener experience and interaction, as well as potential aesthetic contribution to a variety of musical genres.

Michelle Cairns - Postgraduate Research Student.
Postgraduate Research Student

Michelle is a postgraduate research student whose thesis focuses on identifying the predictors of patient engagement and wellbeing in green social prescribing. 

Lucia sitting at a computer wearing a University of Derby Mathematics t-shirt
Postgraduate Research Student

Lucia's studies relate to optimisation algorithms for Deep Learning with Network Science strategies, the investigation of criminal networks’ resilience through Data Analysis, and the design of more realistic models to address network connectivity problems. 

Senior Lecturer

Mark is a Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Performance Consultant to Elite Athletes and MSc Programme Leader.

Chinedu wearing a pink striped shirt and glasses.
Postgraduate Research Student

Chinedu is a Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Derby. His thesis title is Development of a condition-based maintenance framework for oil and gas plants to meet the requirement of industry 4.0.

Claire wearing a nurse's uniform sitting, smiling.
Postgraduate Research Student

Claire is a postgraduate research student within the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. 

Emma sitting down, smiling, wearing glasses.
Postgraduate Research Student

Emma is a postgraduate researcher in Health Psychology at the University of Derby. Her research reflects her passion for working in and improving end-of-life care, focusing on healthcare professionals’ experiences of patient death and subsequent development of death competency.

Jenny standing to the right wearing glasses.
Senior Project Manager/​Postgraduate Research Student

Jenny is a Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Derby. She has spent the last 22 years working for companies involved in research and development and consultancy, mainly in the rail industry.