Staff profile

Dr Anne Danby

Course Director

Anne Danby teaching environmental science to South Sudanese forest workers


Biology and Zoology, Environmental Science


College of Science and Engineering


Centre for Mineral Products, School of Built and Natural Environment


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As Course Director for the School of Built and Natural Environment, 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, understanding application in 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 my teaching 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.

Teaching responsibilities

Ecology, mycology, adaptations to environment, sustainable natural resource use especially in agriculture and forestry, placement year.

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International experience

Ecological and sustainable development consultancy and research work in;

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