Staff profile

Wayne Rippin





College of Engineering and Technology


Electronics, Computing and Mathematics


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I joined the University of Derby as a lecturer in the summer of 2003 after working in the computer industry for 20 years. For the three years before joining the University, I worked as an independent consultant, doing both software development and marketing work for different companies in the US and the UK.

Prior to that, I worked for Micro Focus. Micro Focus was originally founded in the UK and is still based here today, but it has a very large presence in the USA. I started out as a programmer in 1984. In 1990, I moved to the California office of Micro Focus, managing the technical third-party relationships with a number of companies including Microsoft, Oracle, Informix, etc. After that, I moved into product management, ending up as the Director of Product Management for Micro Focus's line of software development tools on Windows and UNIX platforms.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities lie in the areas of programming and web development, although my interests cover all aspects of programming. I am currently the module leader for the following modules:


BSc (Hons) Computation, Manchester University (formerly UMIST)