Staff profile

Dr Anne Danby

Course Director


Biology and Zoology


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Environmental Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As Course Director for the School of Environmental Sciences, I use my varied teaching, consultancy and quality background to work to improve the teaching and learning and curriculum in the School. Alongside my strategic responsibilities, I continue to teach and assess in ecology and environment, both face to face and by distance learning. My training, teaching and consultancy as an ecologist and experience as a business owner inform my role in Derby, giving that understanding of the real world and what graduates will need to be able to do. Working abroad has been a big part of my life, and I bring that into the lecture theatre to spark big ideas and global aspirations in our students.

My focus is on a high quality and attractive curriculum, ensuring that our teaching is accessible and stimulating. Internationalisation, work placement and employability skills, integrating research in study and student attainment are key priorities, and I am very excited to be working with the University and AdvanceHE to comprehensively review our portfolio of programmes to achieve success for all students.

Teaching responsibilities

4BY503 Ecology Module Leader

Lecturer on 5BY512 Microbiology - Fungal aspects

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

Professional interests


Consultancy in tropical forestry, sustainable development and agricultural and forestry environmental management, including environmental impact assessments, FSC, ISO14001, environmental stewardship and English woodland grants.

Farmer & forester

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

International experience

Ecological and sustainable development consultancy and research work in;

Additional interests and activities

Recent publications