Maria Stafford

Maria Stafford

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fashion, knitwear and textile design

Role

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

  • PGC - responsible for the delivery and management of the PGC Creative Pattern Cutting course including pattern cutting workshops
  • MA Fashion Design - personal tutor, creative pattern cutting workshops, seminars and lectures
  • Level Two Menswear Project - menswear seminars
  • Level Two Innovation Project - pattern cutting demonstrations and workshops
  • Level Two Collaborative Projects - responsible for the supervision of the delivery and staffing of Collaborative projects.
  • Project Leader for Trend Tracking High Street fashion
  • Schools liaison Placement supervisor
  • New College Nottingham - verifier for Foundation Degree in Fashion and Foundation Degree in Fashion Interpretation and Practice
  • Worcester University - on-line mentor for Level One Foundation Degree students

Career overview

(London based) Designer / Creative Pattern cutter for industry; primarily across high street retailers and brands.

Research areas

Past research:

  • Consultant in body sizing, sizing surveys, pattern generation and sizing data, Computer Clothing Research Ltd,
  • Nottingham Trent University for the following companies:
    • GUS, Oasis - womenswear
    • Arcadia, Debenhams – womenswear and outsize
    • NEXT - womenswear and maternity
    • Aristoc body contour, Awear disability charity clothing – womenswear
    • M&S – womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and lingerie
    • MOD / BAe – mobility assessment and garment pattern generation for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter pilots garment schedule
  • Future Factory: @ NTU, Teresa Cole Textile Design, Funded research project developing a new clothing range - Lead Academic
  • Future Factory: @ NTU, SAVVEY STYLES, Funded research project investigating the feasibility and market opportunities for a virtual wardrobe style advice - Lead Academic
    SERVIVE: (project full title: SERvice Oriented Intelligent Value Adding nEtwork for Clothing – SMEs embarking in Mass Customisation) - Contributor to the Style Advisor research in relation to size, fit, body shape and pattern cutting
  • TCS: (Teaching Company Scheme) Meltemi Company Clothing, Funded research project developing specialist work wear for the healthcare industries, private and NHS - Lead Academic, product development

Current Research:

  • Contributor to WRAP (working together for a world without waste), Government backed funded research project - Contributor to Tailoring

External activity

  • New College Nottingham - verifier for Foundation Degree in Fashion and Foundation Degree in Fashion Interpretation and Practice
  • Worcester University - on-line mentor for Level One Foundation Degree students
  • AVA Publishing - academic reviews for book proposals in menswear, pattern cutting, manufacturing.