Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design

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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.

/ 0113 343 3094

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Mike Sheedy

Mike Sheedy

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

/ 0113 343 3719
1.64
Office hours: Wednesday 09.00 - 12.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pammi Sinha

Pammi Sinha

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

/ 0113 343 3698

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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Research Fellow; MA Textile Innovation and Branding Programme Leader

/ 0113 343 3727

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Andrea Thoma

Andrea Thoma

Lecturer; BA Art and Design Programme Leader

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

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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.

/ 0113 34 36335

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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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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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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.

/ 0113 343 3777

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Judith Simpson

Judith Simpson

School Education Service Manager

/ 0113 343 3749
Clothworkers Central Building 1.38

Azim Abadi

Azim Abadi

School Manager

/ 0113 343 3712
Clothworkers Central Building 1.38

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