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Biography

Sharon graduated in 1998 with a BA(Hons) in Fashion Studies and joined the University in October 2021 as a Lecturer in Fashion Design. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Designer, Product Developer and Brand Manager for various high-street retailers and suppliers. Her career has involved extensive travel to major manufacturing areas such as Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India and Turkey, and the Global style cities of New York, Los Angeles, Toyko, Paris and Copenhagen.  

This experience, and the growing need for radical change within the industry, prompted Sharon to undertake an MRes in Sustainable Fashion in 2020, focusing on aligning academic thinking in sustainability with the realities of apparel production in the Fashion industry. In September 2020, she presented part of her research at the SAT Sustainable Apparel &Textiles in the Circular Economy Symposium at the University of Huddersfield.