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Teaching Staff

The BA Fashion course tutors have a wealth of skills and fashion house experience.


Associate Professor and Course Leader

Sue Chowles

Sue’s high profile career has seen her freelance for John Flett, Bodymap, Bernstock/Speirs and Harvey Nichols before forming an international designer fashion label. As Design Director of Chowles-Munday she exhibited at London Fashion Week and was commissioned to design a collection exclusively for Liberty’s of London. Her distinguished career in fashion higher education has seen her fulfil lecturing positions at Nottingham Polytechnic, BA Subject Leader at the University of Brighton, MA Principal Lecturer at the London College of Fashion and the Sri Lankan Institute of Design and Technology. Her current research investigates the importance of preserving the integrity of couture craftsmanship and how it is vital that future generations are educated and informed to protect the heritage of traditional skills. Read Sue’s staff profile.

Tom Crisp NUA Fashion Lecturer in Studio


Tom Crisp

Tom Crisp is a Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion who is responsible for coordinating the Year One experience and providing specialist input at all three levels of the course. Tom’s teaching is informed by his background working at the top level of the menswear industry and this is underpinned by teaching experience at the London College of Fashion on the design and business courses. Tom finds developments in the emerging fashion technology ecosystem exciting and has a particular interest in denim. Read Tom’s staff profile.


  • Ike Rust – Senior Lecturer
  • Laura Old
  • Sarah Brennand
  • Laura Spinola

Studio and Workshop Technicians

  • Neil Davison
  • Romilly Quay
  • Roger Smith
  • Thomas Smith

Staff Profiles


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