Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2019, I was fortunate to have an international and national dual career in the Fashion industry and leading Fashion Degree courses in Higher Education Institutes. My professional experience spans across luxury to high street fashion in design, garment production, and project management.
I have taught and led UK and international Higher Education design degree programmes for over ten years and aim to promote a student-centred teaching philosophy that embraces cultural diversity and promotes independent experimentation. Aiming to develop both intellectual enquiry and industry skills to students in preparation for their career progression. I continue to be passionate about challenging the norm to develop innovative designs through creative pattern cutting and critical contextual analysis.
Additional responsibilities include being the Partnership Tutor for the Fashion programmes taught at Amsterdam Fashion Academy and Mont Rose College, and co-ordinator for the National Saturday Arts Club run at BNU.
As a Senior Fellow of the Advance Higher Education, and Educational Doctorate Student, my research and publications are varied to include design pedagogy, consumerism and quality in Higher Education. My research practice focusses on cultural identity and I have exhibited internationally and nationally: including commissioned work by Dorset Museum, Plymouth Marine Aquarium and the National Trust.