Senior Lecturer (FDT Pathway Leader Sportswear)
Academic and professional qualifications
Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology programme at MMU. I am also the Sportswear Pathway Leader responsible for leading and defining the pathway to deliver creative design processes, understanding of sports specific performance needs and use of innovative technology that reflects current industry practice.
Prior to joining the Manchester Fashon Institute I held academic positions on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programmes at the Manchester School of Art and University of Central Lancashire. I have over 15 years experience within the fashion industry, including design consultancy roles with Kangol, Doc Marten's and Henri Lloyd and senior design positions with international sportswear brand Reebok, Adidas Group where I specialised in technical performance wear.
Academic service (administration and management)
Sportswear Pathway Leader
Sportswear Pathway Leader on BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology
Prizes and awards
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)
I am currently working towards a PhD
Research Interests: football, fandom, identity, experience, action and memory
Sports Engineering Day, Manchester Metropolitan University, March 2018
Seminar presentation: User Centred Design: A Framework for Student Practice
Smart wearable biosensor for non-invasive real time detection of sweat lactate using compression garments, April 2016
Venkatraman PD;Velusamy V;Kharel R;Collins S
Conference paper: 90th Textile Institute World Conference, Poznan, Poland, 26 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016. 27 Apr 2016
Collins, SK., 2018. 'Why retro kits are in vogue', https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/story/8073/.
Venkatraman, PD., Velusamy, V., Kharel, R., Collins, S., 2016. 'Smart wearable biosensor for non-invasive real time detection of sweat lactate using compression garments.', 90th Textile Institute World Conference, Poznan, Poland, 26/4/2016 - 28/4/2016.
Collins, SK., Shepherd, B., 2018. 'User Centred Design: Framework for Student Practice', Manchester Metropolitan University.
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
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