Our researchers

Lecturer in Law

Dr Rachael Ita is a Lecturer in Law within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby. She also leads the Masters in Law Programme (LLM).

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

As a part-time Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Simon Sherwood teaches on a variety of foundation and undergraduate psychology modules. He is interested in the psychology of the paranormal, with a particular interest in hauntings and apparitions and experimental investigations of dream ESP.

Research Professor in Criminology

As a Research Professor in Criminology, Stephen devotes most of his time to his own research interests (which include studying the impact of Thatcherism on crime and the criminal justice system, why people stop offending and the fear of crime), and helping colleagues develop their own research plans and careers. 

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Technical Instructor for Entertainment Engineering and Technical Lead for Makerspace

As a Technical Instructor for the Entertainment Engineering degrees at the University of Derby, Daniel Cooper supports staff and students with their learning and teaching activities. He also acts as the Technical Lead of the student-run Makerspace. Daniel has a hands on approach to learning and encourages all students to get involved.

Tony Anosike
Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Dr Amy Baraniak
Lecturer in Psychology

Amy teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology programmes and is assistant programme leader for our MSc Health Psychology programme. She is also involved in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate student projects and is an early-career researcher representative on the University Professorial Council.

Ang Bartram reading book about dog theory to Oscar the dog
Associate Professor and Head of Arts Research

Ang works as an artist and artistic researcher. Her research focuses on documentation as an act of ephemeral art process, and with animality and empathy (as acted and/or intuitively behaved) in human-animal companion-species relationships.

Andy Bloor
Senior Lecturer in ITE and SEND Programme Lead: iPGCE

Robert Burstow
Associate Professor in History and Theory of Art

As Associate Professor of History and Theory of Art, Dr Robert Burstow leads students undertaking post-graduate research in Arts and supervises PhD students researching the history and theory of art and/or contemporary Fine Art practice. He also teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art programmes. He has published extensively on the history of twentieth-century British art.

Neil Campbell
Emeritus Professor of American Studies

Neil's main role is to support research students towards a successful PhD outcome and to help guide and develop staff in their pursuit of high quality publications. In addition, extending his own research and publications is uppermost in his current role.

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