Course Leader, Fashion Design BA(Hons)

Claire studied Textiles at Buckinghamshire before undertaking a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art specialising in Knitwear Design. As a freelance designer, Claire’s first collection was picked up by Brown’s Focus. She then went to sell designs to a range of international companies including Marc Jacobs, Etro, Ted Baker, Marks and Spencer and Boden. Claire has also worked as an in-house and freelance designer for Habitat and Wedgewood allowing her to expand her interests into product design and issues around ethical production.

Since joining Falmouth in 2014 Claire has worked as a Course Leader, Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator on the BA(Hons) Fashion Design degree course. 

Contact details

Telephone 01326 259249



Year Qualification Awarding body
2016 PGCHE Falmouth University
1998 MA Royal College of Art
1996 BA hons Buckinghamshire College of Brunel

Membership of external committees

Fellow HEA

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Claire is particularly interested in developing techniques to support students in the transition from FE to HE.


Areas of teaching

  • Development
  • Knitwear
  • Process
  • Research and translation
  • Taster days workshops for schools colleges interested in Fashion and textile design

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Fashion Design