Our researchers

You can connect with our researchers via their personal profiles. Whether you are looking for consultancy, collaboration, or are wanting to pursue your research as a postgraduate student, our research community is a great place to start.

Researchers by theme

Business, Enterprise and Management

Professor Fang Zhao

Associate Dean-Research&Enterprise Prof

Professor Fang Zhao is a digital transformation strategist and a passionate researcher and business advisor in the areas of digital transformation and digital disruption. Her current research focuses on digital strategy in entrepreneurship and S…

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Professor Jon Fairburn

Professor

Professor Jon Fairburn is active in teaching, research, bid writing and public engagement. He has incorporated credited work experience into geography and tourism degrees as well as the MSc Digital Marketing Management. He has carried out resear…

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Dr Tolulope Olarewaju

Lecturer (Tef)

Tolu currently lectures on a range of topics primarily focused around the areas of economics, business strategy, entrepreneurship and international business. He is also the Course Leader for the MSc International Business Management course.

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Alyson Nicholds

Associate Professor

Alyson is an interdisciplinary scholar of Public Policy, Leadership and Management Learning. She began her professional life in Healthcare Management (NHS and private sector) working in London and the South East, Midlands and North, before movin…

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Professor David Etherington

Professor

Professor David Etherington's academic career stretches over 30 years including more recently over 13 years at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) Middlesex University

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Crime, Justice and Security

Sarah Page

Senior Lecturer

I teach on the Sociology and Transnational Organised Crime Masters degrees.

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Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls

Professor Of Conflict Archaeology

Prof. Sturdy Colls' pioneering research focuses on the application of interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of Holocaust landscapes. Caroline is the Course Leader for the Forensic Archaeology masters.

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Professor John Cassella

Professor (Tef)

I teach aspects of 'Human Identification in mass disaster situations' and elements of 'forensic pathology' and 'forensic biology' to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Dr Claire Gwinnett

Professor (Tef)

I am a Professor in Forensic and Environmental Science. I specialise in forensic fibres analysis, mircoplastics and plastic pollution, hair analysis, paint analysis and glass analysis.

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Culture, Heritage and Society

Professor Carola Boehm

Professor

Having degrees both from the arts (music) as well as the sciences (electrical engineering, computer science) I am a genuine interdisciplinarian.

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Dr Neil Brownsword

Professor

Neil's artistic research examines the manufacturing histories of North Staffordshire's ceramic industry, and the effects globalisation has had upon people, place and traditional skills in recent decades.

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Dr Dave Payling

Associate Professor

Dave teaches audiovisual composition, audio mastering, sound synthesis and music software design. He has a PhD in visual music composition and produces a variety of electronic music.

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Dr David White

Senior Lecturer

David graduated from Staffordshire University in 2000 with a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. David is a highly experienced computer programmer with research interests in Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, VR, and AR.

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Dr Agata Lulkowska

Lecturer

Dr Agata Lulkowska is Lecturer in Film Production in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism. Agata's background is in film practice, installations and photography. She is also a prolific interdisciplinary researcher with the main interest …

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Professor David Webb

Professor

David is the course leader for Continental Philosophy. His expertise includes Modern European Philosophy, especially phenomenology, and French epistemology and philosophy of science (Heidegger, Levinas, Foucault, Serres, Bachelard, Cavaill&egrav…

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Fiona Graham

Associate Professor

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer and Producer, with a background as a factual documentary producer/director and television studio producer. Fiona has a background in print journalism, BBC radio and television including BBC1, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, STV…

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Dr Sharon Coleclough

Senior Lecturer

Sharon works across all areas of film and media production, focusing upon specialisms in sound design, editing, acting and performance in film. She is an active researcher with international publications on lighting, sound and representation in film.

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Dr Marc Estibeiro

Associate Professor

I teach computer sound, advanced Pro Tools techniques, modern composition and music software design.

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Professor Ian Brown

Professor

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Dr Robert Marsden

Interim Head Of Department-Media & Perf

Dr Robert Marsden is the Head of Department of Media & Performance. Robert also works in professional theatre as a director and writer, and writes on rehearsal studies, directing practice and British pantomime amongst other topics.

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Peter Rudge

Associate Professor

Peter has more than 25 years experience in the film industry and in 2011 was co-founder of the spin out company Grand Independent – a film production and distribution company based in Staffordshire. He began his career as a reader working …

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Dr Andrew Stubbs

Lecturer

Dr Andrew Stubbs is Lecturer of Film, Media and Communication in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism. He teaches a range of subjects across Film, Television and Media, specialising in media industries and cultural production, Hollywood …

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Engineering, Technology and Environment

Mohamed Sedky

Associate Professor

After received his BEng(Hons) in Electro-Physics and Communications in Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1996, Mohamed founded SKM communication systems with two partners.

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Professor Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material & Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

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Professor David Webb

Professor

David is the course leader for Continental Philosophy. His expertise includes Modern European Philosophy, especially phenomenology, and French epistemology and philosophy of science (Heidegger, Levinas, Foucault, Serres, Bachelard, Cavaill&egrav…

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Fiona Graham

Associate Professor

Fiona is a Senior Lecturer and Producer, with a background as a factual documentary producer/director and television studio producer. Fiona has a background in print journalism, BBC radio and television including BBC1, ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4, STV…

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Dr Abdel-Hamid Soliman

Associate Professor

Abdel-Hamid's expertise includes automation, including Smart Cities, Building automation, Energy management, Security, Safety and health applications.

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Health, Wellbeing and Education

Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam

Professor Of Clinical Biomechanics

As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, I direct the Movement Analysis Laboratory and lead the biomechanics team and research at Staffordshire University. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta and…

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Dr Jim Pugh

Head Of Department - Education (Tef)

Jim Pugh is Head of Education here at Staffordshire University. He's worked in education for his entire career, from inspiring young learners as a primary school teacher to leading the development of education students and academics at Staffords…

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Robert Needham

Lecturer

Robert's research background is in the areas of sport and clinical biomechanics. The focus of his research is on the application of non-linear data analysis techniques to quantify movement coordination and coordination variability. Robert's rese…

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Dr Panagiotis Chatzistergos

Associate Professor

My current role is focused on applied research in the fields of musculoskeletal biomechanics and medical devices and among others involves identifying funding opportunities, preparing grant applications and participating in industry-led research…

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Dr Aoife Healy

Associate Professor

I joined Staffordshire University as a KTP research associate on project examining diabetic footwear in October 2009. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science. Following this I completed an MS…

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Professor Roozbeh Naemi

Professor In Biomechanics

Roozbeh leads the Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Sciences, an award within the School of Life Sciences and Education. As a Professor in Biomechanics, he has made seminal contributions to generating knowledge in the area of biomechanics sin…

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Dr Gillian Forrester

Associate Professor

Gill leads the Professional Doctorate in Education

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