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Kathryn graduated from the University of Northumbria in 2003 with a first class degree in fashion design, specialising in Menswear tailoring. During her final year at University she was the winner of the Royal Society of Arts award for fashion design 2003, this included a trip to Australia sponsored by Australian Wool Innovation. She was also awarded prizes for international fashion competitions such as the China cup and Fashion Awareness Direct.

She worked as a menswear designer for 5 years producing formal and casual menswear for Nigel Cabourn, Reebok and Republic. Kathryn worked closely alongside garment technologists and graphic designers experiencing all aspects of garment production. Kathryn’s enthusiasm and knowledge for computer-aided graphics led her to pursue a career in teaching and subsequently joined The University of Huddersfield in 2008.

Kathryn is currently the course leader of Fashion Design with Textiles BA (Hons) and teaches across all year levels. Her area of specialism is design and fashion with textiles. Since joining the fashion team at The University of Huddersfield she has developed a program of study using computer-aided design software that is relevant to practice within the fashion industry. This specialism is now firmly embedded into the fashion design program of study and the work being produced by students is highly commended by industry specialists.

In 2014 Kathryn completed an MA in Professional Development that focused on pedagogical research within the design discipline, this continues to underpin her teaching practice. In 2015 Kathryn will begin a practical-based PhD at the University of Huddersfield that will focus on her creative skills and subject specialist knowledge.

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