Kat Scott

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Design)

Kat Scott

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Design)

Email: k.scott@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 247 2000


Kat is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Fashion course- where she teaches across the department. Kat develops projects with international collaboration and industry at their core.
The projects she has developed at MFI- have included:

  • Collaborative project with Hirdaramani, Sri Lanka and Denim Consultant, Stella McCartney- Sustainable Denim Project
  • Unit X- a cross-disciplinary project in collaboration with Wuhan Textiles University and Macclesfield Silk Museum
  • Pearl Academy x MFI- a Collaborative Online International Learning Project

Kat was a design educator based in South East Asia for over 7 years. Specializing in textile design with experience in lecturing at  universities to designing textiles for international companies and creating two own brand collections for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. During her time there she:

  • Built, managed and taught on the Fashion and Textiles Course (BA Hons) and Design Foundation as Programme Leader in Sri Lanka at AOD an affiliate of Northumbria University, UK.
  • Graduated from Northumbria University with a MA in Creative and Cultural Industries Management with a thesis specialized in the future of Sri Lanka’s creative industries.
  • Worked on Sri Lanka Design Festival (www.srilankadesignfestival.lk)
  • Worked closely with the heritage craft industries and communities and the hi-tech garment manufacturing industries to develop collaborative projects across Sri Lanka.
  • A CIRCO certified trainer- a programme focused on the circular economy and sustainability.

Academic and professional qualifications

MA Creative and Cultural Industries-  Northumbria University
‘How can Sri Lanka foster a creative industries specific to it’s culture?
BA Textile Design- University of Edinburgh
CIRCO Trainer- circonl.nl

Previous Employment

Academy of Design, Colombo, Sri Lanka (affiliate of Northumbria University, UK)
Programme Leader of Fashion and Textile Design
Programme Leader of Design Foundation + Fast Track Design Foundation

Academy of Design (AOD) is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Delivering the full degree programme from Northumbria University, it comprises of a faculty of designers from across the globe. All courses at AOD follow Northumbria University module guidelines but are adapted to suit a South Asian context to align with regional requirements of industry as well as to adapt to the opportunities and resources within the country. All project briefs are written using UK Higher Education Quality Guidelines each semester and approved by academic faculty at Northumbria University.
AOD is also behind some of the most powerful design initiatives in the country, such as Sri Lanka Design Festival, Island Craft Project, Urban Island and fashionmarket.lk creating opportunities for students. 

True Digital Printing
Creative Design Executive
Digital Textile Designer- Responded to specific creative briefs provided by global companies.


Research Interests

  • Sri Lankan Craft
  • South Asia Creative Industries
  • Denim
  • Fashion industry in education

Conference Papers

Perry, P., Neary, R., Scott, K., Kealy-Morris, E., 2022. ''International Collaborative Project Framework for COIL in Fashion Education’', The Future of International Fashion Design Education, Online, 29/9/2022 - 29/9/2022.


Neary, R., Perry, P., Kealy-Morris, E., Scott, K., Price, H., Thornton, A., Muhammad Sayem, A., 2022. ''International Collaborative Project Framework for COIL in Fashion Education’, The Future of International Fashion and Design Education, Istituto Marangoni London, online, 29 Sept 2022. Available from: https://www.researchiml.com/events-the-future-of-international-fashion-design-education.', Online.

Office Location

Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG