Staff profile

Bev Crighton

Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader BA HRM

Bev Crighton




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I teach across the levels, on Developing Skills for Business Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Managing Human Resourcing, Employability, Reward and Performance, and Business Skills. 

Teaching responsibilities

Undergraduate Programme Leader BA HRM, Module Leader

Research interests


Postgraduate qualifications

MSc SHRM , Nottingham Trent

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 enjoy being with people, and every aspect of networking. Fortunately my role allows me to spend many hours with students and colleagues. Out of work I like music, of any sort, preferably live. I also enjoy driving anything fast! 

Blog Posts

Business tips

Ever thought about setting up your own business? Bev Crighton, Employer Engagement Lead at the University of Derby, gives 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs.