Senior Lecturer (FDT Pathway Leader - Sportswear)
Academic and professional qualifications
I am a Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology programme within the Manchester Fashion Institute. 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, use of innovative technology and reflects current industry practice.
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
Sportswear Pathway Leader on BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology and teach:
- 1st Year Fashion Design
- 2nd Year Sportswear Design Concepts and Fashion Communication
- Placement Year - Visiting Tutor
- Final Year - Sportswear Design Innovation
Prizes and awards
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)
My research interests include:
- Sportswear Design
- 3D Body Scanning
- Compression Garments
- Education for Sustainable Development
Collaborative research project between the Manchester Fashion Institute and the School of Engineering focused on the development of smart bio-sensors in monitoring health using compression garments.
Collins, SK., 2018. 'Why retro kits are in vogue', https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/story/8073/.
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.
Collins, SK., Shepherd, B., 2018. 'User Centred Design: Framework for Student Practice', Manchester Metropolitan University.
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester M15 6BG
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