Sarah Collins

Senior Lecturer (FDT Pathway Leader Sportswear)

Sarah Collins

Senior Lecturer (FDT Pathway Leader Sportswear)

Email: sarah.collins@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 247 2638

Academic and professional qualifications

Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology programme at MMU. I am also the Sportswear Pathway Leader responsible for leading and defining the pathway to deliver creative design processes, understanding of sports specific performance needs and use of innovative technology that reflects current industry practice.

Previous Employment

Prior to joining the Manchester Fashon Institute I held academic positions on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programmes at the Manchester School of Art and University of Central Lancashire. I have over 15 years  experience within the fashion industry, including design consultancy roles with Kangol, Doc Marten's and Henri Lloyd and senior design positions with international sportswear brand Reebok, Adidas Group where I specialised in technical performance wear.

Academic service (administration and management)

Sportswear Pathway Leader

Undergraduate teaching

Sportswear Pathway Leader on BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology 

Prizes and awards

BA (Hons)

PGCap

FHEA

Other distinctions

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)

Research

Research Interests

I am currently working towards a PhD

Research Interests: football, fandom, identity, experience, action and memory

Academic collaborations

Sports Engineering Day, Manchester Metropolitan University, March 2018
Seminar presentation: User Centred Design: A Framework for Student Practice

Smart wearable biosensor for non-invasive real time detection of sweat lactate using compression garments, April 2016
Venkatraman PD;Velusamy V;Kharel R;Collins S
Conference paper: 90th Textile Institute World Conference, Poznan, Poland, 26 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016. 27 Apr 2016

Internet Publications

Collins, SK., 2018. 'Why retro kits are in vogue', https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/story/8073/.

Conference Papers

Venkatraman, PD., Velusamy, V., Kharel, R., Collins, S., 2016. 'Smart wearable biosensor for non-invasive real time detection of sweat lactate using compression garments.', 90th Textile Institute World Conference, Poznan, Poland, 26/4/2016 - 28/4/2016.

Presentations

Collins, SK., Shepherd, B., 2018. 'User Centred Design: Framework for Student Practice', Manchester Metropolitan University.

Office Location

Room C2.29
Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday