Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design

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Kevin Almond

Lecturer in Fashion Design

Dr Kevin Almond has held various appointments in the fashion industry and academia. Kevin has published widely and research interests include: Creative Pattern Cutting, Clothing/Fashion Dichotomies, Sculptural Thinking in Fashion, Fashion as Masquerade.


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Christine Atha

Lecturer in Art, Design and Cultural History

I am a lecturer, researcher and curator in the fields of contemporary art and design, material culture and aesthetics. My research explores working class taste, the discourses of value and improvement in British design culture and the relationship between politics, class and taste.The work looks at the aesthetic and social assumptions that underpin the promotional and interpellative literature of design reform in its address to ‘the indiscriminating public’. My PhD dealt with approaches to the aesthetic education of the working class in the UK during the period 1937 – 1947 and was entitled “Coals in the Bath: Taste, the Working Class and the Literature of Design Reform in Britain, 1937 – 1947”. Before joining the School I was Tutor in Critical and Historical Studies in the Humanities Department at the Royal College of Art, and before that was Associate Professor of Design History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago  I was Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. In addition to my employment in Higher Education I have also worked in a number of museums including Tate Britain, the Design Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

/ 0113 343 3800
Room 1.75, Clothworkers’ Central
Office hours: Tuesday

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David Backhouse

David Backhouse

Associate Professor; BA Fashion Design Programme Leader

My specialist subject areas are Fashion Design & Innovation and Portfolio Presentation. Research interests include: The Yorkshire Fashion Archive and the use of Nonwovens in Apparel. Deputy Chair of Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA). Executive Member and Trustee Graduate Fashion Week. Member of the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI). Member of the Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (ftc). External Examiner on a number of Fashion Programmes. Regular contributor to journals and conferences, both international and national.

/ 0113 343 3802
Clothworkers Building Central G74a
Office hours: Monday Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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Richard Blackburn

Richard Blackburn

Associate Professor; Textiles Technology Group Leader; Head of Sustainable Materials Research Group

Dr Blackburn's key areas of research focus around the principles of sustainability and how these principles can be applied in the fields of materials science, coloration technology and cosmetics. His research is important in terms of the contribution to basic research, fundamental discoveries, and influence on the direction of the field, making a significant contribution to the scientific community. His research also has significant impact in its application in terms of providing more sustainable products and processes for industry and society. Co-founder and director of spin-out company Keracol Limited. In 2013 he was made a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Dyers of The City of London, and was given The Freedom of The City of London. In 2016 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists for “Prolonged contributions to education and academic research”. In 2017 he was awarded the Fellowship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6259-3807

/ 0113 343 3757
Clothworkers' Building South, Room 2.10
Office hours: Monday - Tuesday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

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Eirini Boukla

Lecturer in Art and Design

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Clothworkers' Central, Room G78e

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Dan Brackenbury

Dan Brackenbury

Teaching Fellow in Graphic and Communication Design

Dan Brackenbury is a Teaching Fellow on the BA in Graphic and Communication Design and the MA in Advertising and Design. He is a multidisciplinary designer with a particular interest in film and narrative photography.

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Ben Bradley

Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design

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Kishore Budha

Kishore Budha

Research Fellow; MA Advertising and Design Programme Leader

Dr Kishore Budha is a Research Fellow and member of the Leeds Design Lab area in the Culture, Society and Innovation (CSI) Hub (Link), University of Leeds. He is also the programme leader for the MA Advertising and Design.

/ 0113 343 3715
Clothworkers Link, Room 1.32 (This is the wing that connects Clothworker South and Central)
Office hours: By Appointment

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Stephen Burkinshaw

Stephen Burkinshaw

Chair of Textile Chemistry

/ 0113 34 33698
Clothworkers Building South, Room 2.01

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Chris Carr

Chris Carr

Chair of Textile Technology; Head of School

Professor of Textile Technology (2013-) Head of School of Design (2013-) Research interests: textile science and technology, textile chemistry, colouration, finishing, historical textiles and conservation science, surface chemistry, recycling, new fibres and healthcare textiles.

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Vien Cheung

Vien Cheung

Associate Professor in Colour and Imaging Science; Postgraduate Research Tutor; International Tutor

Associate Professor in Colour and Imaging Science (2015-) Postgraduate Research Tutor (2013-) International Tutor (2009-) Research interests: colour vision, colour science, colour imaging, colour reproduction, colour management and spectral imaging.

/ 0113 343 5590
28 University Road | Room B06

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Alice Dallabona

Lecturer in Fashion Marketing

Alice Dallabona holds a PhD in Fashion Marketing, Management and Communication and her main research interests are luxury fashion, branding and communication, semiotics and the Italian fashion industry.

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Elaine Evans

Elaine Evans

Senior Teaching Fellow in Fashion

/ 0113 343 2315
G.74a Clothworkers Building Central
Office hours: Mon: 9am - 2.30pm, Tues: 9am - 5pm, Wed: 9am - 2.30pm, Thurs: 9.30am - 2.30pm

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Deborah Gardner

Deborah Gardner

Lecturer

Research interests currently consider ways in which sculpture may re-imagine a sense of place or landscape  spatially, materially or as a form of memory. From September to November 2014, she has been invited to exhibit her work Yorkshire Monument at the Musee des beaux-arts de Calais as part of a EU funded cross channel project for the commemoration of the outbreak of the first world war.  Other recent projects include the completion of a Rednile unique commissioned work for the regeneration site of  Burslem Port Trust, Stoke and  large sculptural installations at the Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Leeds and Southampton City Art Gallery.  Deborah co-ordinates the sculpture area of the Art & Design course and oversees the placement of Art & Design student sculpture on campus.  

/ 0113 343 3800
Clothworkers' Central

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Elizabeth Gaston

Elizabeth Gaston

Senior Teaching Fellow; Examinations Officer; BA Textile Design Programme Leader

Elizabeth Gaston is a Senior Teaching Fellow specialising in knitted fabric and garment design. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the Structured Textiles pathway within the Textile Design Programme. Research interests include colour, structure and materials in knitted fabric design and current issues in knitted garment design and technology. Doctoral research investigates the relationship between colour, form and texture and their influence on pattern perception in Fair Isle knitted fabrics.

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Joseph Gilmore

Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design

Joe Gilmore is a Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design. His specialist areas of research / interest are: book design; typography; graphic design for print and digital media; and art.

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Office hours: Monday - Tuesday, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Thursday - Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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Michael Hann

Michael Hann

Chair of Design Theory

Professor Hann has subject expertise is the geometry of design, especially regularly repeating patterns.

/ 0113 343 3713
Clothworkers' Central Building, Rm. 1.76
Office hours: Office Hours/Feed-back Sessions, Term-time only, academic year 2017-2018: Patterns and Culture (DESN 1575): Wednesday 9-45 am to 10-45 am and Friday 9-45 am to 10-45 am. Design Theory (DESN 2645): Friday 9-45 am to 11-45 am. BA, MA and MSc dissertations: Friday 9-45 am to 11-00 am. PhD students and other scholars: by appointment. All ULITA meetings by appointment, as St Wilfred’s Chapel (adjacent to University of Leeds Business School). Personal tutees are advised to email Professor Hann in the first instance and to agree an appointment.

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Phil Henry

Phil Henry

Lecturer in Design Technology; UG Admissions Tutor

Dr Henry obtained a BSc (Textiles Design, Design Management) from the University Of Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology (UMIST) and a PhD (Colour Software Development) from the University Of Leeds School Of Design. He worked for three years as a woven designer in the worsted industry before joining NedGraphics, specialists in the field of Computer-Aided-Design software development. He has a wide range of experience gained from over ten years consulting in the international textiles and fashion manufacturing industries and has extensive knowledge of bespoke design and coloration software as well as the related digital manufacturing technologies. He joined the University of Leeds in 2002 where his responsibilities include teaching textile design and design technology at the School of Design.

/ 0113 343 3777
Clothworkers' Building South, Room 1.03

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Eun Suk Hur

Eun Suk Hur

Teaching Fellow in Fashion Marketing

/ 0113 343 3698
Clothworkers' Building Central, Room 1.66
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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Kevin Laycock

Lecturer in Art and Design History and Practice

Research interests include: exhibition curation and interpretation, art and design history; mathematical and geometric abstraction and visual music.

/ 0113 343 3800
Room 1.75, Clothworkers’ Central
Office hours: Friday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

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Dian Li

Dian Li

Lecturer in Graphic Design; Study Abroad Coordinator

Lecturer in Graphic and Communications (2011-) Study abroad coordinator (2011-) Research Associate (2007-2011) Instructor in Multimedia (2004-2007). Research interests: Typography and emotions, Multilingual Typography, Product instruction design, Digital design.

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Maria Logkizidou

Maria Logkizidou

Lecturer in Fashion Marketing

Dr Maria Logkizidou is a lecturer in fashion marketing at School of Design (University of Leeds). My primary fields of interest and expertise are in consumer behaviour, visual merchandising, fashion retailing, fashion e-tailing, fashion product placement, branding, advertising and marketing communications. I am experienced in designing and conducting experiments. My expertise is in quantitative marketing research, including data collection, analysis, and statistical testing. I am also interested in certain qualitative research methods.

/ 0113 343 3793
Clothworkers Central Building (Fashion Marketing Office)
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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Maria Lonsdale

Maria Lonsdale

Lecturer in Graphic Design; MA Design Programme Leader

| Lecturer in Graphic and Communication Design [at Leeds 2015] | Programme Leader for the MA Design [2015] | Research Areas – Instructional Design, Information Design, Typographic Design, Graphic Design, User-Centred Design and Human-Centred Design | Research Interests – design to instruct, design to inform, design for reading, design for healthcare, design for security, design for the user/people | Research Methods – experimental studies, usability testing, co-design/participatory design, eye-tracking, visual surveys, interviews, questionnaires, focus groups  

/ 0113 343 3708
Room 1.33 | Link Building Clothworkers Central
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.00-17.00 (by appointment)

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Ningtao Mao

Ningtao Mao

Senior Lecturer in Performance Textiles

/ 0113 343 3792
Room 1.09, Clothworkers' building south

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Jamie Marsden

Jamie Marsden

Lecturer in Brand Communications

Dr Jamie Marsden’s area of expertise is in the domain of branding, specifically in the strategic expressions of corporate brands. He holds a PhD in corporate communications and marketing, and undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in graphic design.

/ 0113 343 3759
G12, Clothworkers Building South

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Edel Moore

Edel Moore

Lecturer in Marketing. Programme Manager MA Global Fashion Management.

/ 0113 343 3743
Clothworkers' Building South, Room 2.11

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Alan Oliver

Alan Oliver

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Peter Rhodes

Peter Rhodes

Lecturer in Colour Imaging; Director of Student Education

Research interests include image capture and reproduction; colour specification, management and visualisation; and appearance measurement.

/ 0113 343 5590
Room B.06, 28 University Road
Office hours: Monday - Friday, by appointment

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Tina Richardson

Teaching Fellow

Dr. Tina Richardson is a cultural theorist and psychogeographer who specialises in: postmodernity, subjectivity and psychoanalytic theory, the city and urban space, poststructural theory, and semiology.


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Muriel Rigout

Muriel Rigout

Associate Professor in Textile Printing and Design

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Clothworkers' Building South, Room 2.11

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John Rooney

Teaching Fellow in Graphic and Communication Design

Before moving in to Higher Education, I ran a Manchester based graphic design consultancy, working with national and international clients in the creative arts sector This work included a 12-year creative commission with Tate Gallery Liverpool, working on art books, exhibition newsletters, international gallery and artist advertising campaigns web design work and motion graphic projects. In 2015 I successfully completed my PhD transfer. This is a psychogeographic/deep mapping  project that aims to create typographic interpretations from personal location specific internal and external narratives recorded whilst travelling by the 17 Bus to and from Manchester City Centre. My areas of focus are Graphic Design, Typography, Site specific art projects, and typographic research in the area of design for Dementia

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Clothworkers Central 1.67

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Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell

Chair of Textile Materials and Technology; Professorial Representative; Group Leader for Technology

Professor of Textile Materials & Technology (2006-), Group Leader for Technology (2016-), Director, Clothworkers' Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare (2012-), Director, Nonwovens Research (1995-).  Founder and Technical Director, NIRI Ltd - University of Leeds spinout (2005-), Honorary Liveryman of the Clothworkers Company (2013), Freeman of the City of London (2013). Research Interests: nonwoven materials and technology; textile science and technology, textile manufacturing, structure-property relationships, biomaterials manufacturing, design and manufacture of fibre-based devices for consumer, healthcare and industrial sectors.      

/ 0113 343 3736
Clothworkers Building Central, 1.70

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Jane Scott

Jane Scott

Senior Teaching Fellow

Jane Scott is a constructed textile designer; her core interests are programmable material systems, responsive textiles, knit fabric structure, knit technology, and biomimicry. She has recently completed her PhD, Programmable Knitting, through the Textile Futures Research Centre, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. The thesis demonstrates how, using a biomimicry methodology, knitted fabric can be engineered to produced environmentally responsive, shape change behaviours. She is a Senior Teaching Fellow in The School of Design, teaching on the BA Textile Design programme. Her work has been exhibited at recent international exhibitions including Restless Futures, (London Design Festival 2014) and Posthuman Frontiers, (Ann Arbor Michigan, 2016).

/ 0113 343 3777
3.01 Clothworkers South

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Mike Sheedy

Mike Sheedy

Principal Teaching Fellow; Deputy Head of School; MA Design Future Society Programme Leader

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Office hours: Wednesday 09.00 - 12.00

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Pammi Sinha

Pammi Sinha

Associate Professor in Fashion Management; MA Fashion Enterprise and Society Programme Leader; Taught Postgraduate Tutor

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Eleanor Snare

Teaching Fellow in Fashion Marketing

Fashion Marketing lecturer; interested in sustainable communications, mega/macro trend forecasting and influence, digital communication.


Office hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Catherine Stones

Catherine Stones

Associate Professor in Graphic Design; Deputy Director of Research and Innovation; BA Graphic and Communication Design Programme Leader

Dr Catherine Stones is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design teaching and researching in the area of information design and illustration. She is currently on an AHRC Design Fellowship working in the area of infographics for public health.

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Mark Sumner

Mark Sumner

Lecturer in Sustainablity, Fashion and Retail

Mark Sumner has joined the School of Design as a lecturer focussing on sustainability within the textile, clothing and fashion industry, having spent over 15 years working in retail for a major international retailer. His research interests are broad covering a diverse range of subject such as textile technology, innovation, sustainability and consumer behaviour. Mark also manages the School’s Year in Industry programme which offers undergraduates the opportunity to enhance their qualifications with valuable industrial experience.

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Clothworkers South, Room 2.11

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Tang Tang

Lecturer in Sustainable Design

Dr Tang Tang is a lecturer in Sustainable Design. Her primary research interests include design for behavioural change, experience design, design for emotion and wellbeing, cross-cultural design and transformation design.

/ 0113 343 3715
Clothworkers' Building Link, Room 1.32

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Lindsey Taylor

Lecturer in Weaving Technology and Design

Lindsey’s research has evolved from: PhD, 3D Woven Structures for Advanced Textile Composites(2002-2005); industrial experience; First Class(Hons)(2002) specialising in multilayer-multilevel wovens; focusing on the aesthetics of X/H/I beams for interiors.

/ 0113 343 3777
Room 1.01, Clothworkers South, School of Design, University of Leeds
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00-18:00

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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Research Fellow; MA Textile Innovation and Branding Programme Leader

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Andrea Thoma

Andrea Thoma

Lecturer; BA Art and Design Programme Leader

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Clothworkers' Building Central, Room G 78d

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Briony Thomas

Lecturer in Design Theory

Briony is a specialist in design science, with particular expertise in geometric structure. Briony is currently on a secondment in the Faculty of Engineering leading the establishment of cross-disciplinary research and education initiatives in shape-based design and manufacture, collaborating with the colleagues in robotics to identify innovation and exploitation opportunities.

/ 0113 343 9694
School of Mechanical Engineering

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Jeffrey Thorpe

Principal Teaching Fellow in Fashion Design


Giuseppe Tronci

Giuseppe Tronci

Lecturer in Healthcare Materials

Lecturer in Healthcare Materials (2016-), Senior Research Fellow at Clothworkers’ Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare (2013-2016, University of Leeds), Research Fellow at WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering (2011-2013, University of Leeds), PhD fellow at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Biomaterials Centre and University of Potsdam (2006-2010, DE)

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Geography East Building | Room B07

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Judith Tucker

Judith Tucker

Senior Lecturer

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Office hours: Wednesday 10-12pm

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Vanessa Walker

Vanessa Walker

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Barbara Waters

Barbara Waters

Senior Teaching Fellow in Fashion Marketing

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Clothworkers' Building Central, Room 1.66
Office hours: Monday - Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

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Claire Watson

Claire Watson

Senior Teaching Fellow; BA Fashion Marketing Programme Leader

My specialist subject areas are fashion design, marketing and fashion history. My main research interests are centred around the Yorkhire Fashion Archive, which aims to investigate the social and cutural history of Yorkshire through clothing.   Recent research has also included an exploration into fast fashion and how technological advances can make increased consumption sustainable. Member of the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) Member of the Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (ftc) Member of Executive Committee of Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA) Regular contributor to journals and conferences, both international and national.

/ 0113 343 3793
Clothworkers Central Building
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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Stephen Westland

Stephen Westland

Chair of Colour Science and Technology

Professor of Colour Science and Technology (2003-) Faculty Director of Impact and Innovation, Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (2015-2018) Acting Pro-Dean for Research, Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (2015-2016) Acting Dean, Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (2012-2013) Head of School of Design (2006-2013) Director of Research of School of Design (2005-2006 and 2013-2015) Research interests: colour measurement, colour design, colour management, sustainable coloration and colour vision.

/ 0113 343 3752
Clothworkers' Link Building, Room 1.34

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Lecturer in Communication Design; Director of International Partnerships

Paul is a Lecturer in the School of Design, whose research explores the intersections of language, landscape, community and communication.

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Louise Wilson

Louise Wilson

Lecturer in Art and Design

Louise is a lecturer in Art and Design. She holds a PhD from the University of Derby. She is a member of LAND2 and involved in contributing to this research network of artists/lecturers and research students with an interest in landscape/place-orientated art practice.

/ 0113 343 6922
Clothworkers' Building Central, Room G 78d

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Kaida Xiao

Kaida Xiao

University Academic Fellow in Affective Design Technologies

/ 0113 343 3702
Clothworkers' Building South 2.07

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