Places I have exhibited

Fashion Fictions World Tour exhibition, University of Chester
Fashion Fictions World Tour pop-up exhibition, Green Hustle, Nottingham
Fashion Fictions World Tour exhibition trail, Nottingham Creative Quarter and Sneinton Market Avenues
Climate. Emergency. Hope., The Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

We Are Commoners, touring exhibition, curated by Craftspace. Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown; Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University; Devon Guild of Craftsmen; The Civic, Barnsley; National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford; The Gallery, Hull Central Library; We are the Minories, Colchester; plus virtual tour

Units of Possibility: The Reknit Revolution (solo exhibition), Rugby Art Gallery & Museum and tour to Knitting & Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate

Thinking Out Loud, Open Data Institute, London, curated by Alex McLean and Hannah Redler
The Future of Fixing, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Research Through Design 2015, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Knit 1, Mend 1, Keep 1, Change 1, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset

Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood (Visionary Knitwear display, curated by Sandy Black), Fashion & Textile Museum, London
Brave Fixed World, part of Łódź Design Festival, Poland, curated by Daniel Charny
Knitting Nottingham, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

Made in the Middle, mac, Birmingham and regional tour, curated by Craftspace
WOW: Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch, Gallery at Rheged, Penrith

Keep & Share (solo exhibition), Hereford College of Arts

Craftwerk 2.0, co-curated by Otto von Busch, Jönköpings lans museum, Sweden

Fashion for Sustainability, curated by Kate Fletcher, Garanti Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey

Climate Cool, curated by [re]design, British Council touring exhibition, China
New Traditions, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK, curated by Rebecca Earley, Crafts Council Gallery, London and national tour

Deconstruct: Reconstruct, Bilston Craft Gallery

Events I have (co-)organised

Another Nottingham: Inventing an alternative history for Nottingham School of Art & Design workshop, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
Fashion Fictions: Unreasonable Dreaming conversation evening, Blend, Nottingham
Fashion Fictions: Try It Out, Try It On drop-in workshop day, Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham
Degrowth Debrief, Nottingham Trent University

Fashion Fictions: Living Together in Imagined Worlds, part of Nottingham Trent University’s UN75+2 virtual conference
IFFTI x NTU, Nottingham School of Art & Design
MAI-DAY Textile Elements Conversations: Reflective Stitch-in, Chelsea College of Art & Design MAI-DAY Textile Elements Conversations: Plain Sewing | Piecing | Pattern, online

Crafting Worlds in Common symposium, online
Stitching Together Study Day, online

The Emperor’s New Clothes conference, University of Leeds

Curious Encounters with Objects Past, Present & Future public engagement event, University of Leeds

Creative Research Methods researcher development workshops, Birmingham City University & University of Westminster

The Curation Game consultation activity, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Places I have been invited to speak

Making Meaning, a podcast by Ruth Singer
Sustainability & Environment Research and Knowledge Exchange Institute, University of Chester
Fungi Film Fest, Mammoth Climate Action Cinema, Nottingham
Rebel Tartan symposium, Nottingam School of Art & Design
Fine Art Live Lecture Series, Nottingham School of Art & Design
International Conference on Fashion, Apparel & Textile 2023, Amity University, India
Powerful Times podcast
Talking Textiles: The Knit of TogethernessNew York Textile Month
Threads Sessions, Voices Gloucester
Knitting & Crochet Guild Convention 2023
The Nettle Dress post-screening Q&A, Broadway, Nottingham
Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Green Week, The S7 Consortium of Sixth Form Colleges, Surrey
Common Ground: Cultural Commons and the City, London Festival of Architecture
Green Hustle, Nottingham
Subversive Seminar Series, Nottingham Business School
JOIN: Sustainability, Nottingham School of Art & Design
Student Conference, Royal School of Needlework
U3A Hucknall

Selvedge Wardrobe Revolution Weekend symposium
Night on the Knit, University of Huddersfield
Making Meaning Live gathering
MendIt Research Lab, HSE Art and Design School, Russia

Revisiting the Prototype in Design Research PhD course, Design School Kolding, Denmark
Fashion Commons: Clothing as a shared community resource, online panel discussion linked to We Are Commoners exhibition
Garment Stories and Sustainability: Past, Present and Future, University of York Annual Fashion Symposium

Helsinki Fashion Week symposium, London
Tricky Design: Design Ethics for a Complex World symposium, Design Museum, London
With For About: Art and Democracy symposium, Heart of Glass, St Helens

Creative Networks lecture series, Leeds Arts University

Craft Futures seminar series, Northumbria University
Unmaking symposium, Algomech festival, Sheffield
Design Routes symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University

Research Through Design 2015, keynote ‘provocation’ in collaboration with Professor David Gauntlett
Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code symposium, Sheffield
M&S Company Archive, Leeds

Knitting History Forum conference, London

Community-powered Digital Transformations in Learning workshop, AHRC-funded network, University College London

Jönköpings lans museum, Sweden
Association for Design and Advertising, Röhsska Museum, Sweden

Upcycling Textiles symposium, Chelsea College of Art & Design
Garanti Galeri, Istanbul

Maintaining Products in Use seminar, EPSRC Network on Product Life Spans, Sheffield Hallam University
100% Sustainable at 100% Design

Portsmouth City Museum

I have also given guest lectures and seminars for students at universities throughout the UK since 2006, including Birmingham City University | Central Saint Martins | Chelsea College of Art & Design | University of Dundee | Gray’s School of Art | Hereford College of Arts | Kingston University | London College of Fashion | Manchester Metropolitan University | Nottingham Trent University | Royal College of Art | Sheffield Hallam University | Swansea Metropolitan University | Winchester School of Art.


Nottingham Trent University Impact Accelerator Fund, £35,351

Nottingham Trent University Sustainable Futures Research Talent Fund, £6,230

AHRC Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship, Fashion Fictions: imagining sustainable fashion worlds, £252,555

AHRC Research Networking Grant (Principal Investigator), Crafting the Commons, £45,522
Nottingham Trent University Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers scheme, £1,836
Nottingham Trent University Strategic Research Funding, £3,863

AHRC Research Networking Grant (Co-Investigator): Stitching Together, £30,176
Nottingham Trent University School of Art & Design Sabbatical, £1,574

University of Leeds LEAP Skills Hub, Transferable Skills Activity funding, £630

Arts & Humanities Research Council, Collaborative Skills Development funding, £2,946

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design Doctoral Award

Peer review

AHRC Peer Review College

Fashion and textiles book proposals and manuscripts, Bloomsbury Academic

Journals including Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice | Fashion Practice | Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education | Craft Research 

Conferences including Culture, Costume and Dress | Research Through Design |  CumulusWell-being

External examination

PhD examination, Northumbria University (2023)
PhD examination, University of Brighton (2021)
PhD examination, Northumbria University (2019)
MA Fashion Futures, London College of Fashion (2018-2023)
MA Textiles / MA Surface Pattern, University of Wales Trinity St David (2017-2021)

Doctoral supervision

Director of Studies: Sally Cooke, ‘Material Encounters: fashion sustainability examined through beginners’ experiences of learning to sew clothes at home’, Midlands4 Cities PhD studentship (2019-2023)

Director of Studies: Emily Rickard,‘Exploring the use of creative, open-ended knitting as a form of journaling to record emotions, with consideration for mental wellbeing’, Midlands4Cities PhD studentship (2019-2024)

Director of Studies: Bethan Pagett, 'Natural dyeing in contemporary craft cultures', NTU PhD studentship (2020-2024)

Director of Studies: Megha Chauhan, ‘Co-exploring nature and fashion’s relationship through collective crafting, NTU PhD studentship (2023-2027)

Second supervisor: Elsa Ball, 'Negotiating fashionable identity through hair and the salon: implications for sustainability and fashion', Midlands4Cities PhD studentship (2020-2024)

External supervisor: Selene States, 'A Suite of Changes: A Political Timeline of the "Pantsuit" 1919–1946', Bauhaus University Weimar (2019–2024)

External supervisor: Iryna Kucher, ‘Mending Futures’, Designskolen Kolding (2020–2024)


Treasurer, Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (2019–)