Lisa Trencher

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)

Lisa Trencher

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)


Telephone: 0161 247 2746

Hello, my name is Lisa Trencher. I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Placements and Work Integrated Learning here at Manchester Fashion Institute. My role involves working closely with industry to develop partnerships, collaborations, placements and work experience opportunities within the fashion industry. My role also includes teaching and working with students here at Manchester Fashion Institute to support personal development and employability skills. My philosophy is to support and inspire our students to reach their potential.

I am passionate about the industry in which I have 20 years experience. Starting first as a designer and then moving into product development/sourcing and garment technology. I have also worked on both the supply and retail side of the business. I have been lucky enough to witness a thriving UK manufacturing industry at the start of my career and work with incredibly talented people. I then travelled globally to factories to see overseas manufacturing. I am excited to see some UK manufacturing return. I have visited key fashion capitals including New York and Paris, gaining experience of the different retail environments. I also have experience as a sewing machinist, this has been invaluable as it really taught me what the industry is about.  

My role here at Manchester Fashion Institute allows me to keep up with our fast paced industry as I work closely with our partners on a daily basis.  

Academic and professional qualifications


Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Academic Practice. (Employability) 2014
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. 2012
  • BSc (Hons) International Clothing Technology and Design. 2010
  • Awarding Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • Associate of the Textile Institute  (CTextATI)


Postgraduate research supervision

I am part of the team which supervise Masters students here at Manchester Fashion Institute

Projects and initiatives

  • Sustainability/Responsible Fashion:Took part in a HE collaboration initiative looking a how sustainability is taught within the current undergraduate curriculum. Output blog post Feb 2017
  • Employability:  MA dissertation focussed on how our undergraduate curriculum informs a students ability to secure a placement.


Research Interests


Book Chapters

Trencher, L., Prendergast, J., 2015. 'Chapter 14. Eco-Considerations for Sportswear Design. J. Prendergast, L. Trencher, 2015.'. In Materials and technology for sportswear and performance apparel. CRC 978-1-4822-2050-6, CRC Press.

Office Location

Room C2.31
Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG