Lecturer in Fashion Design and specialist tutor in 2D, CAD technologies and portfolio development.
- Lead tutor for the Fashion Product route / option in final year, involved in individual / group tutorials and overall responsibility for design and organisation of the degree show Fashion Product exhibition.
- 3rd year personal tutor.
- 2D skills/portfolio development for postgraduate FTK students.
- Liaison with industry to develop links/relationships with external agencies for employment / internship opportunities and sponsorship.
- Induction tutor, 2D and 3D Skills at Hong Kong Design Institute.
Other responsibilities include; interviewing prospective students, Fashion course open day talks, FTK representative on the Graduate Fashion Week stand.
Over 20 years experience in the fashion and textiles industry with a variety of roles covering fashion design, fashion marketing, communication and promotion.
- Head of Womenswear Design, Stirling Group
- Creative Marketing Executive, Stirling Group
- Marketing Manager, Martin International (Crystal Martin)
- Menswear Designer and Print Designer, Martin International (Crystal Martin)
- Freelance Design Assistant (full-time), Paul Smith
- Printed Textile Designer (self-employed), own studio
- HPL / Visiting Lecturer - Fashion Design, Fashion Knitwear, Fashion Marketing, Communication & Promotion.
Currently working on a Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded research project, ‘Breaking down the walls; developing intercultural competencies’, focussing on student experience and engagement. Working alongside Dr Christine Hardy, we have recruited five student co-researchers from the FTK subject area (2nd year undergraduates) and the project is examining the student perspectives of IaH, their expectations and experiences through examination of the curriculum itself and relationships between staff / students and students / students enabling them to generate their own ideas for creating an inclusive learning environment. It will benefit the student community by bringing to the forefront the importance of internationalisation for all students and the outputs from the project will involve curricular and extra-curricular activities that will encourage all students to become global citizens. The particular objectives include:
- to investigate the extent of IaH within the curriculum in the courses that make up the department of Fashion, Textiles and Knitted Design
- to understand the perceived advantages of intercultural and international competencies to the students and the challenges they face in gaining these
- to explore the relationships between students from diverse cultural backgrounds and their impact on learning
- to explore the relationships between students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds and their impact on learning
- to inform development of IaH both within and without the curriculum
- to develop materials for staff and students, from a student perspective.
Member of RAISE.
Sponsors and collaborators
- Crystal Martin - developed relationship to allow specialist technical support for Fashion Product students with regards to lingerie design and bonding / ultra sonic welding for garment manufacture / construction.
- Others incl. M&S, John Lewis, LK Bennett, Next Sourcing (HK), A&F, Tesco.