Staff profile

Ceri Heldreich

Technical Team Leader for the School of Human Sciences


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I have worked as a technician for over 30 years with a wide experience of working in different subject areas. After I graduated I started working as a Geology Technician with specific responsibility for Geotechnical Engineering and progressed to working as a Principal Analyst working with environmental samples running ICP-MS, ICP-OES and FIMS. I also have experience of working as a Geography Technician supporting GIS and surveying practicals and more latterly as a Sport and Exercise Science Technician supporting teaching, research, income generation and outreach.

I am currently a Technical Team Leader with a passion for inspirational technical leadership and health and safety at work.

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Recent conferences

Experience in industry

As well as working as a technician in Higher Education for nearly 30 years, I have previously spent a number of years working as a Principal Analyst (running ICP-MS and ICP-OES) for a company specialising in the analysis of waters, effluents, soils, and cementitious products particularly associated with contaminated land. 

Additional interests and activities

I am a qualified rowing coach specialising in Learn to Course courses.