Dr Emma Jenkins

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Technology)

Dr Emma Jenkins

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Technology)

Email: emma.jenkins@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 247 2768

Academic and professional qualifications

I am currently a Lecturer in Product Development within the Manchester Fashion Institute. In my current academic role I specialise in apparel technnology, teaching on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology - Sportswear pathway and supporting students to realise their design ideas.

Having gained my undergraduate (BA Hons) and post-graduate (MSc) degrees I worked in the fashion industry for a number of years, before returning to Manchester Metropolitan University to study for my PhD. Since becoming a lecturer I have also been awarded a PG Cert in Academic practice.

Previous Employment

Prior to joining the Manchester Fashion Institute as a lecturer, I worked in the outdoor sports industry for 10 years as both a Product Developer and Designer for brands TOG24, Toggi and Splashdown, with experience in mens, womens and childrenwear.

Prizes and awards

Doctor of Philosophy for research entitled 'Designing for Convective Heat Loss in Clothing'

Manchester Metropolitan University

Master of Science in Textile Technology for Textile Designers

University of Huddersfield

BA (with Honours) in Fashion Design Technology

Cheltenham and Glocester College of Higher Education

Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Manchester Metropolitan University

Membership of professional associations

Associateship of the Textile Institute (CText ATI)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research Interests

Following completion of my PhD, my interests continue to lie in product development and clothing comfort, particularly in the field of outdoor performance wear. I am currently collaborating with colleagues in the Sports Science department to develop and test a protective face mask for a client competing in the 6633 Arctic ultra-event (due to start Spring 2017).

Other research interests include; user centred design for performance clothing and innovative application of stitch free joining technologies.


Jenkins, EL., 2015. 'Face Protection for Arctic Environments', Manchester Fashion Institute.


Book Chapters

Jenkins, EL., 2017. 'High Performance Apparel for Outdoor Pursuits'. In High-Performance Apparel Materials, Development and Applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Ledbury, J., Jenkins, E., 2015. 'Chapter 5: Composite Fabrics for Functional Clothing'. In Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Office Location

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