Julie Hodson

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)

Julie Hodson

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)

Email: j.hodson@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 247 2419

Academic and professional qualifications

Julie's background as a fashion retail buyer within the clothing industry has spanned 20 years across a variety of retailer organisations. Julie was a Senior Buyer within international fashion trading companies managing both Trainee Buyers and numerous assistants across retail, e-commerce and mail-order businesses. Julie has travelled extensively throughout the world, sourcing from existing and
potential suppliers.

This industry background, has enabled Julie to bring her vast experience into the classroom as a Senior Lecturer and has enabled the students journey be as close to reality as possible. Julie has taught at all levels from Foundation to Masters, with subjects spanning Fashion Buying, Marketing, Enterprise, People Management and Supply Chain Management. In addition to her teaching she is both a Year Manager and a Unit Leader.

Julie also has experience in teaching on a global scale, with four years teaching in Australia, China and Dominican Republic. As well as her post as a Senior Lecturer, she has established a number of pilot programme to enable a close connection between industry figures and academic institute. These programs have enabled the academic institutes to develop and provide mentoring, work experience and competitions for students. Julie has also worked closely to represent companies in negotiations for business, training courses and sourcing strategies.

Previous Employment

Julie was a Senior Buyer within international fashion trading companies managing both both Trainee Buyers and numerous assistants across retail, e-commerce and mail-order businesses. Julie has travelled extensively throughout the world, sourcing from existing and potential suppliers.

Academic service (administration and management)

Julie is a level four manager and tutor.

Undergraduate teaching

Julie has taught on numerous undergrauate courses.

Postgraduate teaching

Julie teaches on the Fashion Buying MA course.

External examiner roles

Julie is an external examiner for Staffordshire University.

Projects and initiatives

Julie has been working with many partnership Universities/Colleges as a guest lectuer and student projects, Beijing International Fashion Technology (BIFT), Altos de Chevon Dominican Republic, Marangoni Paris.  The level 5 International Fashion Promotions students and the Beijing Senior students have been working on an International project together.  The project was a great success with excellent feedback from all students involved.

Media appearances or involvement

I can often be heard on BBC Radio Manchester, on the Styling Section, on a Saturday morning.

Membership of professional associations

  • FHEA
  • ATI

Research

Research Interests

Julie has an MA in Researcher and has written and presented numerous at conferences.  An example of Julie's work:-  Paper at the IFFTI Conference in Japan, on ‘An Embedding Approach Towards Highly Employable, Industry-Ready Students’. IFFTI Conference in China, 'The Future of Buyer Supplier Relationships'.

Academic collaborations

Julie has collaborated with a number of Institutions globally to enhance the students experience.  Some of her collaborations have been in China, India, Dominican Republic, Japan and Australia.

Journal Articles

Pollard, S., Herz, C., Connelly, D., Nelson, D., Hodson, J., 2015. 'Preparing Students for Battle', Grad Recruiter, pp. 27-27.

Hodson, JJ., Pollard, S., Herz, C., Connelly, D., Nelson, D., 2015. 'War for Talent', Phoenix.

Conference Papers

Hodson, JJ., Lin, S., 2014. 'An EMBEDDING Approach Towards Highly Employable, Industry-Ready Students', IFFTI, Japan, 25/1/2014 - 30/1/2014.

Office Location

Room C2.36
Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG