I came into lecturing after working in the fashion industry for over 25 years, specifically in design and product development. I've designed for high street brands such as Topshop, River Island and Miss Selfridge. I specialised in design and product development for tailoring at Marks & Spencer and had my own business producing bespoke clothing and millinery.
My passion for all things to do with the fashion industry prompted me to share my skills and experience in education and I love helping students to understand the creative process and to find their own voice. I am a massive fan of tailoring and I also get really inspired by utility wear; the idea of combining elements of the two can keep me awake at night!