Staff profile

Dr Anne Danby

College Lead in Quality Enhancement


College of Engineering and Technology, College of Life and Natural Sciences


Derby Management School, Electronics, Computing and Mathematics, School of Human Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment, School of Environmental Sciences


Derby Campus



My varied academic, research, audit and quality assurance background give me a holistic approach to quality enhancement in Higher Education. I have experience of teaching and assessment both face to face and by distance learning, as well as writing and reviewing regulations and preparing businesses for audit. I started work at Derby in 2009 in the Assessment and Awards Unit, moved on to UDC and am now College Lead in Quality Enhancement (CLiQE) for the College of Life and Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering and Technology and the Centre for Mineral Products.

As a CLiQE I am responsible for ensuring that programmes are developed and managed to be robust, innovative and provide an excellent learning experience, making full use of feedback from learners and external experts. My training, teaching and consultancy as an ecologist and experience as a business owner inform my role in Derby. Within the Centre for Academic Enhancement and Quality Assurance I also look at wider quality enhancement across the University and the sector.

Teaching responsibilities

Open University Tutor for "Environment: Journeys through a Changing World", teaching students about environmental change by looking at emblematic ecosystems as case studies.

Guest lecturer on 5BY512 Microbiology - Introduction to Fungi

Professional interests

Self-employed consultant in tropical forestry, sustainable development and agricultural and forestry environmental management, including environmental impact assessments, FSC, ISO14001, environmental stewardship (HLS etc) and English woodland grants.


Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

International experience

Ecological and sustainable development consultancy and research work in;

Recent publications