Senior Lecturer (Design & Product Development)
Academic and professional qualifications
Dr Christine Twine is a Senior Lecturer in fashion design and product development in the department of Apparel at MMU. Her industrial background is in fashion design, working with leading retailers in the UK. Christine has extensive design and product development experience and has worked with UK and off shore manufacturers. This has included designing in various product areas for ladies wear and children’s wear.
Teaching duties apply to a number of programmes within the department using her expertise in the field of fashion design, marketing and product development based on the commercial fashion environment. She is unit leader and year tutor and supervises at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervising research students.
Christine’s research interests focus on slow and fast fashion within the supply chain in relation to the fashion design and the buying environment. This includes the trend forecasting, design and product development processes,alongside establishing learning and teaching strategies to include this current research across a number of programmes and post graduate supervision, enhancing current knowledge for fashion and business students.
Christine has recently completed her PhD with the focus being on researching the use of trend forecasting in the design and product development process within the UK fashion industry. Recent research projects include collaboration with buying and design personnel from high profile retailers developing models for the use of the trend forecasting in the product development process.
Projects and initiatives
I teach short course for industry in the field of textile technology.
Prizes and awards
Doctor of Philosophy
MSc. Textile Studies
Twine, C., Ruckman, JE., 2005. 'Fibre brand promotion and consumer product awareness: case study of Tactel', Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, 9 (3), pp. 330-341.
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester M15 6BG