Senior Lecturer (Design & CAD)
Academic and professional qualifications
Having worked in the UK clothing industry for 18 years in the fields of garment design, pattern development and garment technology and fit, I decided to return to academia to pursue a career as a researcher and educator.
Using my knowledge and experience of working with many High Street clothing retailers I now teach fashion communication design, and pattern development to undergraduates and supervise postgraduate research and PhD student projects.
Postgraduate research supervision
PhD supervision commences September 2019
External examiner roles
I am the external examiner for the Masters programmes in Creative Pattern Cutting and Garment Techology for The London College of Fashion.
Projects and initiatives
I have collaborated in 3D bodyscanning projects for Charnos, SpineCor, Shop Direct and ASOS.
I have also facilitated clothing industry training days for Adobe Illustrator.
Exploring the accessibility and public perceptions of clothing retailers online measurement guidance @ The Museum of Science and Industry 21 October 2019.
Prizes and awards
- MSc Advanced Clothing Product Development
Membership of professional associations
- Member of the Textile Institute
My current areas of research interest include the study of female gerontology (aged 55+) and its effect on anthropometric landmarking definitions required for body measurement extraction and garment pattern development.
Expert reviewer for journals and publishers
An expert reviewer for the International Journal of Fashion Marketing and Managment.
Grogan, S., Gill, S., Brownbridge, K., McChesney, G., Wren, P., Cole, J., Darby, J., Jones, C., Armitage, CJ., 2020. 'Body Mass Index and Body Satisfaction: Does Availability of Well-Fitting Clothes Matter?', Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, pp. 0887302X2091552-0887302X2091552.
Gill, S., Brownbridge, K., PANCHENKO, A., Hayes, S., Wren, P., 2014. 'Practical Considerations of Applying Body Scanning as a Teaching and Research Tool', 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 21/10/2014 - 22/10/2014, in Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH2014, pp. 259-268.
Gill, S., Parker, CJ., Hayes, S., Brownbridge, K., Wren, P., Panchenko, A., 2014. 'The True Height of the Waist: Explorations of Automated Body Scanner Waist Definitions of the TC2 scanner', 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-22 October 2014, Lugano, Switzerland, 21/10/2014 - 22/10/2014, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-22 October 2014, pp. 55-65.
Wren, P., Gill, S., Hayes, S., Apeagyei, P., 2014. 'Establishing a Pre and Post-3D Bodyscanning Survey Process for Able-Bodied UK Women Aged 55 Years+ to Determine an Appropriate Waist Position for Garment Development', 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-22 October 2014, Lugano, Switzerland, 21/10/2014 - 22/10/2014, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-22 October 2014, pp. 143-154.
Wren, PM., Gill, S., 2010. 'Industry fit practices and the issues that impact on good garment fit', Textile Institute Centenary Conference: Textiles: a Global Vision, Manchester, 3/11/2010 - 4/11/2010, in The Textile Institute World Conference Proceedings: Centenary World Conference, 2010, Vol 3.
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester M15 6BG