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Claire Barber joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009 and is currently Senior Lecturer in Textile Practice to support students specializing in a range of textile art and craft subjects.

Since graduating from Fine Art (Tapestry) at the Royal College of Art in 1994, Claire has pursued a peripatetic career exhibiting widely and completing over twenty artist-in residency and commissioning models in the UK and across Eastern Europe, Australia and Japan. 


In 2016 Claire Barber received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Publication in recognition of a programme of work entitled Cloth in Action: The Transformative Power of Cloth in Communities.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Textiles and art,
  • Crafting communities,
  • Public transport and
  • Site-specificity

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

community Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Bag Arts & Humanities
learning Social Sciences
Cloth Arts & Humanities
Art Arts & Humanities
cultural event Social Sciences
mass movement Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2017

The Train Track and the Basket

Barber, C. 1 Apr 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

cultural event
mass movement
New Zealand

The Train Track and the Basket

Barber, C. 22 May 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Making futures.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Railway Station

Crafting the community

Barber, C. L. 1 Feb 2016 In : Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. 8, 1, p. 59-71 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Ventilation Dress II

Barber, C. 2 Jul 2016

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Leonardo Da Vinci
Art Exhibitions
1 Citations

Craft in unexpected places

Macbeth, P. & Barber, C. 1 Sep 2015 In : Craft Research. 6, 2, p. 275-285 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2013 2018

  • 9 Invited talk
  • 1 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Oral presentation

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Journal)

Barber, C. (Reviewer)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Publication Peer-review

Mining Textiles

Barber, C. (Speaker)
28 May 2018

Activity: Invited talk

The Transmigration Project

Barber, C. (Keynote speaker)
22 May 2017

Activity: Invited talk

The Art of Engineering: Ventilation Dress II

Barber, C. (Speaker)
6 Sep 2016

Activity: Invited talk