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  • Helen Grainger


    Helen has 13 years of experience working as a Senior Creative Manager for international fashion retail brands such as Urban Outfitters. She has been heavily involved in creative project management, specialising in store openings, store re-fits and spatial planning. Her industry career has provided insights into all forms of...

  • Sheila Griffiths

    Programme Director: Fashion Undergraduate Programmes Senior Lecturer

    Sheila is a senior lecturer and programme director for the suite of Undergraduate Fashion Programmes. She has extensive experience as a Pattern Cutter working within the fashion industry, across all product areas prior to and whilst progressing into teaching some 20years ago, where alongside her teaching of pattern cutting and...

  • Julie Haynes

    Senior Fashion Technician

    Julie works for Fashion Design and has many years of sewing experience having worked in the industry on mass production, with experiences in roles such as a sample machinist and supervisor. She also has experience with working on alterations from tailored garments to evening wear and many others. Julies role as a technician...

  • Zoë Hillyard

    Senior Lecturer

    Graduating in Embroidery, Zoë Hillyard’s career has combined part-time lecturing with a range of other roles; initially producing embellished knitwear for the fashion industry and later designing tailored knitwear collections for Marion Foale. An interest in the role of craft production as a livelihood strategy saw Zoë...

  • Sophie Johnson

    Lecturer - PR and Marketing

    Sophie graduated in 2011 from Birmingham City University on the former BA (Hons) Fashion Retail Management course. She began her career working for the fast fashion brand In Love With Fashion, managing their online promotions, including social media, digital marketing, influencer marketing and website management. Sophie then...

  • Susannah Jones


    Susannah currently works on BA Fashion Branding and Communication in a part time capacity, working across all year groups. Her specialism is in PR and Communication, covering all aspects of PR, Marketing and Social Media; as well Journalism and Media. Susannah’s background is in Fashion PR, with 10 years practical industry...

  • Clare Langford

    Lecturer in Textile Design

    Clare Langford is currently third year coordinator of the Textile Design Programme and teaches Constructed Textiles on L5 (second year) and L6 (third year). Having graduated with a first class honours in Constructed Textiles (specialising in weave) Clare went on to win a number of awards including an RSA Design Award which...

  • Sabine Lettman

    Senior Lecturer

    Sabine started teaching Fashion Design in 2015. Since then she has taught Design, Concept Development, Dissertation and Sustainable Design Systems. In February 2018 she joined BCU as a VT to teach level 4 to level 6 students. Following this experience Sabine started to work as a part-time Senior Lecturer at BCU in 2019.   ...

  • Nahida Mahmood

    Senior Technical Administrator

    Nahida loves that there are so many techniques and processes to play within embroidery, where for her it can be just as exciting an outcome from using just a needle and thread to using the latest technology of a big industrial, digital, multi-needle machine and lots in between. Nahida works with domestic/freehand machines,...

  • Louise Martin

    Foundation Year Course Director

    Louise’s Masters in textile design established the foundation for her design journey.  From this platform, Louise started to build a career as an interior designer, regional design manager, stylist, and as a lecturer in fashion and textiles. Louise now has  over 10 years' teaching experience as a lecturer. As a designer...

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