Noelle Hatley

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)

Noelle Hatley

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Business)

Email: n.hatley@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 247 2661

A fashion industry professional with wide and varied knowledge and experience. Business focus combined with a love for fashion and the people in it.

Healthy, well balanced lifestyle which includes work, lots of activity (yoga, running, swimming) and time for family and friends.

Academic and professional qualifications

Masters by Research. Manchester Metropolitan University March 2021
Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Merit) Manchester Metropolitan University 2014
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Preston Polytechnic1982 Fashion

Noelle is a Senior Lecturer teaching across all levels from Foundation to Post Graduate. She is Programme Leader for MSC in Luxury Fashion Management and Pathway Leader for the Fashion Foundation programme. Specialising in sustainability, product development and fashion business she inspires students to produce excellent work by working collaboratively and building a relationship of trust.

Noelle’s research specialism is sustainability in the fashion industry, the pace of fashion consumption and the behaviour of fast fashion brands and consumers. She is also interested in developing specific skills and teaching format required to increase confidence and outputs of Foundation students. She is an active researcher and has presented at IFFTI and The Foundation Network conferences.

Previous Employment

Noelle worked within the fashion industry for more than 25 years in different roles and a variety of businesses. She was a Senior Buyer for a high street chain, managing a team and product category. Travelling extensively to build relationships source, negotiate and buy from suppliers in India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Turkey.
Other roles included Head of Operations, Licensing Manager, Senior Account Manager and Designer.

Undergraduate teaching

Noelle’s teaching and supervision is underpinned by industry practice and current fashion and business trends, applying her extensive knowledge to the following programmes:-

• BA Hons Fashion Buying and Merchandising
• BA Hons Fashion Business and Management
• BA Fashion Promotion
• Fashion Foundation

Postgraduate teaching

  • MSc Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management
  • MSc Luxury Fashion management

Media appearances or involvement

Noelle regularly contributes to discussions about fashion and sustainability.

Appearances include BBC World Service – Business Matters (2020), Radio 4 – You and Yours (2019), Radio 5 Live (2019), BBC Radio Scotland (2019).

Research

Research Interests

Research interests include Fashion Business, Sustainability, Fashion Industry, Teaching and Learning.

Noelle’s research specialism is on the unsustainability of the fashion industry, the pace of fashion consumption and the behaviour of fast fashion brands and consumers.

Active research project around the concept of sustainability – 6- item challenge, wearing 6 items for 6 weeks. https://labourbehindthelabel.org/get-involved/fundraise-for-us/the-six-items-challenge/

IFFTI Manchester April 2019. Developed and delivered a workshop – ‘An international perspective on the impact of image driven social media’

Academic collaborations

During her time at MMU Noelle has collaborated on a number of projects with The Pearl Academy in India, Matalan and Nordic Muse in the UK, to enhance student experience by facilitating interaction with external organisations.

Conference organisation

IFFTI Manchester April 2019. Developed and delivered a workshop – ‘An international perspective on the impact of image driven social media’

Office Location

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