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Our staff

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  • Dr Nazlı Alimen

    Lecturer in Fashion Business and Promotion

    Dr. Nazlı Alimen works as a researcher and post-graduate supervisor in the School of Fashion and Textiles and lectures on BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion course. She is also a member of the  Dress in Context Research Centre  and vice-chair of the BAME Steering Committee. Prior to joining BCU in April 2019, Nazlı taught...

  • Laura Arrowsmith

    Fashion Business and Promotion

    Laura graduated with a first-class degree from Birmingham City University on the former BA (Hons) Fashion Retail Management course. Laura began her career in the buying industry, later transitioning to Fashion Marketing for one of the biggest fashion retailors in the UK. With experience in managing photoshoots internationally...

  • Barry Batson

    MA Luxury Brand Management and MA Fashion Management Course Director

    With over forty years’ experience in the industry, Barry is the current Course Director for MA Luxury Brand Management and MA Fashion Management. Barry’s previous academic role was with Southampton Solent University as Senior Lecturer for their Fashion Management with Marketing & Fashion Buying courses. Prior to this Barry...

  • Sharon Bell

    Lecturer in Textile Design

    Sharon currently teaches on the L6 Textile Retail Management Pathway and with Constructed Textiles students on L5.   Sharon graduated specialising in knitwear and achieved a first class honours degree in Textile design. She was a winner of the RSA student awards winning the Worshipful Company of Weavers Award. Her...

  • Sheila Bennett

    Senior Technician

    Sheila’s specialism is Constructed Textiles; mainly weave and knit with a little rug making, crochet, felt making, spinning etc thrown into the mix. Though a cliché, she finds natural forms fascinating, having a particular passion for (those who know her would say ‘obsession with’) shells, rocks and minerals. Their shapes,...

  • Dr Anne Boultwood

    Reader in the Psychology of Fashion

    Anne Boultwood is Reader in the Psychology of Fashion for the School of Fashion and Textiles . She supervises a number of students in related areas, and also established and leads the Fashion and Textiles Research Group . Her primary research focus is the role of fashion and clothing in the construction and maintenance of...

  • Elizabeth Burton

    Fashion Design Lecturer

    Elizabeth graduated with a first-class BA Hons from De Montfort University in Fashion & Contour Design. Her final major project focused on combining sportswear and swimwear in a collection of garments aimed at a girl travelling all over the world on her “Sabbatical.” With over ten years in industry, she began her career...

  • Sarah Burton

    Lecturer in Textile Design

    Sarah graduated in 2009 with a first class honours degree in Textile Design. Her knitwear collection attracted attention at Graduate Fashion Week winning the Pringle of Scotland Visionary Knitwear Award and making the shortlist for the River Island Gold Award. She went on to study an MA in Fashion Knitwear Design where she...

  • Louise Chapman

    Senior Lecturer and Course Leader on BA Hons Costume Design and Practice

    As pathway leader on the design for performance pathway with over 15 years’ experience as a costumier, Louise is a passionate and informed communicator on my subject. With the knowledge and industry experience to inspire and enhance student learning, she has developed the Design for Performance pathway with current...

  • Annette Clarke

    Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

    Following five years of retail consultancy Annette started lecturing at BCU in 2016. She lectures across a range of modules at levels 4, 5 & 6 including Fashion Business Context, Buying and Merchandising, International Retailing and Self Promotion. Annette champions industry links including guest lectures and live retail...

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