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Our staff

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  • Asha Marwaha

    Senior Fashion Technician

    Asha works as a Senior Technician for Fashion, where she can mostly be found in the Fashion workshop supporting students and demonstrating various garment construction techniques, using a wide range of industrial machinery including lockstitch, overlocker, buttonhole, walking foot and postbed leather. With over 20 years of...

  • Kavita Najran

    Evening Technician

    Kavita graduated in Printed Textiles in 2011 at Winchester School of Arts, University of Southampton. After a year of interning, she then embarked on her teaching career and graduated in 2014 at BCU, in Education Studies in Design Technology. Kavita has been working at BCU for two years, as an evening technician, where her...

  • Dr. Dilusha Rajapakse

    Lecturer in Textile Design

    Dilusha is a Lecturer in Textile Design, and an active researcher in the areas of smart materials and dynamic textile design. Dilusha’s multidisciplinary practice-based research examine the fusion of smart materials and textile printing methods in order to integrate animated colour and pattern changing aesthetics onto...

  • Alison Rapsey

    Course Director - BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion

    Alison has over 11 years of teaching experience joining Birmingham City University as a lecturer in Fashion Retail Management in 2006. Following her years of dedication to the department, in 2012 she became Course Director for BA(Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion. Alison began her work in the fashion industry by working...

  • Claire Ritchie

    Course Director BA(Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

    Working as a fully inter-disciplinary practitioner, Claire has been exploring the interface of fashion and a range of allied disciplines spanning the commercial and conceptual design fields. Following initial studies in applied fashion design, she has been busy styling spaces and bodies since 1995. Claire's academic expertise...

  • Kelly-Marie Sifleet

    Senior Technical Demonstrator

    Kelly-Marie works for the School of Fashion and Textiles demonstrating a variety of practical skills to our students, including digital and screen printing techniques.  She has a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design (Surface Design) and a wealth of freelance experience teaching Screen Printing. Alongside a team of nine...

  • Judith White

    Senior Fashion Technician

    Judith has over 40 years’ of sewing experience working in the fashion industry and has experience in all sorts from sewing Punk and New Romantic clothing at home, to mass production in a factory, to bespoke wedding dresses, to being a Sample Machinist. Judith would love to pass on the knowledge and experience that has been...

  • Vita Woods


    Vita Woods is a creative innovator experienced in developing and delivering original brand building concepts for fashion, retail and sustainability. Trained in Fashion Design, she then undertook an MA in Fashion, exploring curation and conceptual fashion communication. For over 7 years she worked for the luxury department...

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