Julie Pinches

Julie Pinches


School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fashion, knitwear and textile design


Julie Pinches is a lecturer for the School of Art & Design and her role is to lead the School in delivering the University’s strategic plan. This includes monitoring and maintaining academic plan objectives, managing subject / course initiatives, and ensuring a high standard within learning and teaching, research, and the student experience.

Julie is a member of the University’s Leadership team, Research Committee, and University Internationalisation Committee. She leads on the School’s Executive team meetings, School international initiatives, and monitors action plan objectives for improving KPIs and student satisfaction. She also line manages the subject area Heads and Deputy Dean and holds ultimate responsibility for all workload planning, budgets, and financial monitoring.

She has led on numerous international collaborative partnerships in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan, developing joint initiatives for fashion education, shows, exhibitions, and research projects.

Julie also represents the School on a range of other committees and working groups. These include internal periodic school reviews, curriculum reviews, and standards and quality committees. Julie is also chair of partnership steering groups for Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange.

Julie also has well-established networks with practitioners and organisations, which bring key opportunities to the School to support teaching, practice, CPD, and research collaborations between the School, industry, and cultural organisations.

Career overview

  • Associate Dean,  School of Art & Design
  • Head of Department,  Fashion Textiles and Knitwear Design (ATL)
  • Course Leader, Fashion Design
  • Course Leader,  MA Fashion  and Textiles

External activity

  • External examining roles
  • International and national course validation experience
  • International partnership management
  • Course curriculum development
  • International judge
  • Fashion show, exhibition and events organisation
  • Professional bodies and committee memberships

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Kobe Design University Japan- staff and student project for exhibition at Tokyo fashion week 2015