Staff profile

John Thorley

Senior Lecturer




College of Engineering and Technology


Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



John is a Senior Lecturer with the College of Engineering.

Teaching responsibilities

John is the module leader for CPD and Strategic Management, Engineering Management, Enterprise Systems and Project Management, Driving Change, CPD & CSR, and Quality and Reliability

Professional interests

John has a passion for personal development and helping students to exceed their personal expectations and realise their full potential.  John is a member with the Association for Coaching and accredited to delivery the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) 360 feedback in partnership with Korn Ferry - Haygroup.

Research interests

John is currently researching the circular economy and what this might mean for an SME in terms of a change transition.  


Experience in industry

John has 25 years experience in a variety of managment and improvement roles throughout a number of sectors, to include;