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Teaching Staff

The BA Textile Design course tutors develop your creativity as a designer and strengthen your technical skills in a range of practices.

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Course Leader

Nick Rodgers

Nick Rodgers has been the Course Leader for BA Textile Design since September 2007. In this role he has responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the curriculum and staffing are appropriate in supporting students to achieve to their full potential. He also ensures that students and graduates have national and international platforms to exhibit their work. Nick’s interests include the translation of image to fabric and exploring repeat structures. In his practice he explores many themes through drawing and material manipulation. Read Nick’s staff profile.

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Senior Lecturer

Jill Rodgers

Jill has been teaching textiles and surface design at NUA since 1994 and has had responsibility for developing many aspects of the course in particular the second year experience. Her background is in both surface design for ceramics and textiles. Jills current research interests include the development of an interactive textile resource for students and the wider community, and working towards supporting students in work-based experience in establishing meaningful dialogues with possible employers. Read Jill’s staff profile.

Les Bicknell

Senior Lecturer

Les Bicknell

Les is a Senior Lecturer within the Textiles Department whose main duties focus on the areas of personal development and professional practice. This includes having a strategic role within the presentation of Year Three work and exploring the opportunities for lateral thinking and problem solving. He has extensive experience as a practicing artist and designer having worked with a wide range of organisations placing art within the public arena and working to support community engagement within the arts. Read Les’s staff profile.

Grainne Swann

Senior Lecturer

Grainne Swann

Grainne teaches across all levels of the BA (Hons) Textile Design degree course. She has a commitment to excellence in teaching and her current academic responsibilities include the year 1 leadership entailing the management of live projects, competitions, and personal development planning for the year 1 students. She has extensive experience in working with and supporting students in their transition from Further Education to studying at Higher Education level. Grainne is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the Peer Assisted Learning scheme at the University. Read Grainne’s staff profile.

Lecturers

  • Sarah Angold
  • Martyn Blundell
  • Victoria Carter
  • William Crisp
  • Jane Eastwood
  • Robert Hume
  • John Macaulay
  • Zoe Miller
  • Elaine Philpot
  • Louise Richardson

Studio and Workshop Technicians

  • Neil Davison
  • Joanna Stafford
  • David Tudge
  • Yasmine Wymer
  • Bea Van Den Heuvel
  • Thomas Smith

Staff Profiles

Tutors

To find out more about all the academic staff at NUA visit our academic profile pages.