Susan Craig

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)

Susan Craig

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)


Telephone: 0161 247 2796

I enjoy travel and love experiencing new cultures and just meeting people.

I include reading, visiting galleries, going to the theatre and attending concerts (and not just classical ones) among my interests.

My heritage is Norwegian (det er sant!) and so I love being outdoors.

I am an ex-all England athlete, second dan black belt (karate) and a keen skiier - although I currently move with the speed of a hibernating tortoise and generally only tackle black runs if it's the only way to get to my lunch and a stiff drink.

Academic and professional qualifications

FCA (Fellow of the Institiute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

BA (Joint Honours) Linguistics and English Literature

RSA Post-graduate Diploma: Silver medal winner

Post-graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Previous Employment

After graduation from the University of Nottingham, a bit of travelling and completion of a post-graduate diploma course, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick (now KPMG) and then worked at a succession of large, medium and small firms of chartered accountants (including Spicer & Oppenheim (tax specialists) and Touche Ross) as well as running my own business as a Technical Author (clients included The Atomic Energy Authority, Apersand Publishers and the American Hotel Academy in Romania).


English, Norwegian and French (with varying levels of fluency).

Undergraduate teaching

Fashion Business Strategy

Business Analysis and Finance

Postgraduate teaching

International Buying and Merchandising Management

Prizes and awards

RSA Post Graduate Diploma Silver Medal winner

Membership of professional associations

FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales)

FCMI (Fellow of the Chartered Mangement Institute)

FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)

Susan Craig




Evans, NNF., Jeffrey, M., Craig, SE., 2018. 'Costing for the Fashion Industry - revised edition', Bloomsbury.

Conference Papers

Craig, S., Mitchell, R., Wilkinson, K., 2018. 'An investigation into the ‘chlefie’ phenomenon: a qualitative study to ascertain the essentials of usage and potential application in fashion retail environments', 5th European Conference on Social Media.

Office Location

Room C2.35
Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG

Office Hours

I am usually available 9-6 Monday to Friday and maintain an open door policy. My availability varies according to my teaching timetable.