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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.


Course Leader

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.


  • Sarah Angold
  • William Crisp
  • Jane Eastwood
  • Robert Hume
  • John Macaulay
  • Louise Richardson

Studio and Workshop Technicians

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

Staff Profiles


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