Staff profile

Bev Crighton

Senior Lecturer

Bev Crighton




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As a senior lecturer, I teach across several business subjects and sit within the Business and Management team. I am passionate about external engagement and increasing student’s employability skills. I am known for connecting businesses with students to achieve mutually beneficial relationships.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach on People Resourcing and Talent Management, Understanding People and Organisations, Creating Entrepreneurial Networks, Business Communication and Decision Making, and Managing Performance Through People.

I am also supporting those on the Senior Leader Apprenticeships.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Fellowof the CIPD 


Postgraduate qualifications

Experience in industry

I began my career in Banking, then after reaching managerial level, I moved into Newspapers. I held several senior management roles, across a number of disciplines including HR and Learning and Development. Before coming to Derby, I worked in education management and as a lecturer in the private sector. 

Additional interests and activities

 I am passionate about my voluntary work:

Past Boards

Neon 'Open' sign

Bev Crighton, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at the University of Derby, explains why and how we should join the University's Small Business Saturday virtual celebration on Saturday 5 December.

Student on a laptop taking notes

Ever thought about setting up your own business? Bev Crighton, Employer Engagement Lead, gives 10 top tips for budding entrepreneurs.