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Biography

Jess joined the University of Huddersfield in April 2012 as Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Art, Design and Architecture. In this role Jess takes a strategic role leading teaching and learning across the schools three departments. This involves bringing together multi-disciplinary opportunities within teaching and learning and creating a synergy with research and enterprise activities and ensuring quality assurance of all provision. In this post Jess is keen to promote innovations within teaching, learning and enterprise including the use of the virtual learning environment. Jess also has a number of university wide roles representing the school of Art, Design and Architecture.

In 1996 Jess graduated from De Montfort University with a BSc in Knitwear Design and Production. This led to employment within the apparel industry (1996-2000) as a design interpreter for Jaeger Knitwear. In 1999 Jess returned part-time to academia and was awarded a MA from Nottingham Trent University. Shortly afterwards Jess joined a DTI funded project at UMIST which focused on developing advanced technical materials. This led to her obtaining a PhD in technical textiles in 2004.

From 2003-2012 Jess was employed as a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University taking a variety of leadership roles including Course Leader, Department Research Degree Coordinator, Vice Chair of the Faculty Ethics Committee and more recently Faculty Research Degrees Chair. During her career she has been involved in, and managed a variety of research projects in textile and clothing related areas.

Jess has been a member of the Textile Institute since 1995, an active member of the Manchester and Cheshire section since 2004, was awarded her FTI at the centenary conference in 2010 and has served as a Trustee of the Textile Institute since 2011. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research and Scholarship

Jess has been involved in, and managed a variety of internally and externally funded research projects in the areas of technical textiles, performance clothing, anthropometrics, knitwear sizing and pedagogical evaluation and also regularly contributes to professional development courses in textile related areas.

Her research interests include textile/clothing innovation, clothing sizing and fit (anthropometrics), functional textile innovation and pedagogical evaluation. Her PhD research was an investigation into parameters affecting the 3-Dimensional weft knitting of high performance yarns, in particular those of a conductive nature. This lead to further research in the field of electro conductive textiles and the integration of wearable’s within clothing, otherwise known as smart/intelligent clothing.

Current research interests lie in three distinct areas; clothing size and fit including the evaluation of shaped knitwear, anthropometrical measurements, general garment sizing and 3D garment simulation. The investigation of high performance clothing, specifically focusing on the objective measurement and subjective assessment of advanced textile materials; and finally pedagogical evaluation using active research techniques to promote employability and skill development within higher education.

Jess has recently secured funding to investigate technology enhanced learning in the creative arts.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2018

Power, J (2018) ‘Advanced knitting technologies for high performance apparel’. In: High Performance Textiles and Their Applications. London, UK: Elsevier. . ISBN 9780081013762

2017

Power, J (2017) ‘Add a bit of honey to enhance enterprise and employability’. In: HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight, 4th-6th July, Manchester, UK

Power, J (2017) ‘Developing employability skills through interdisciplinary industry challenges’. In: HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight, 4th-6th July, Manchester, UK

Power, J (2017) ‘User centred design for medical products’. In: 2nd Skin Integrity & Infection Prevention Conference, 26-27 June 2016, University of Huddersfield

Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2017) ‘The persistence of character: Sir Alec Clegg’. In: 20th GLAD Conference 'Exploring Territories: the Changing Landscape of Art & Design Higher Education', 6th April 2017, Manchester, UK

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2017) ‘Breaking the Rules in Pattern Cutting: An Interdisciplinary Approach’. In: IFFTI 2017, 28th-30th March 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Power, J (2017) ‘Beyond the boundaries of Art & Design: The Innovative Creative Exchange’. In: 20th GLAD Conference 'Exploring Territories: the Changing Landscape of Art & Design Higher Education', 6th April 2017, Manchester, UK

Power, J., Leaper, D. and Harris, J. (2017) ‘Designing functional medical products for children with cancerInternational Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education . ISSN 1754-3266

2016

Power, J. and Kannara, V. (2016) ‘Best-practice model for technology enhanced learning in the creative artsResearch in Learning Technology , 24, p. 30231. ISSN 2156-7069

Ritchie, J., Tinker, A. and Power, J. (2016) ‘The effectiveness of Design Thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning’. In: Britt, Helena, Morgan, Laura and Walton, Kerry, eds. (2016) Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities.. The Glasgow School of Art: Association of Fashion & Textiles (FTC), Loughborough University. . ISBN 9781911217084

Power, J (2016) ‘Honeypot “A creative exchange” for enterprise and employability’. In: International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference IEEC 2016, 7th-9th September 2016, John Moore's University, Liverpool

Power, J. and Fleming, L. (2016) ‘Impacting on the undergraduate experience through interdisciplinary industry collaborations – ICE’. In: International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference IEEC 2016, 7th-9th September 2016, John Moore's University, Liverpool

Fleming, L. and Power, J. (2016) ‘The future of wound measurements - 3D printing and scanning’. In: 1st International Conference on Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, 27th-28th June 2016, University of Huddersfield, UK

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2016) ‘Guest Editorial Second Special Edition ‘Creative Cut’The International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education , 9 (2), pp. 95-96. ISSN 1754-3266

Pigott, J., Hargreaves, J. and Power, J. (2016) ‘Liminal Hospital Spaces; Corridors to Well-Being?’. In: WELL-BEING 2016: Co-Creating Pathways to Well-Being, The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being, 5th-6th September 2016, Birmingham, UK

Greenwood, L., Power, J. and Harris, J. (2016) ‘The power of the forecaster: An exploration into the value of trend forecasting for the survival of SME’s in the creative industry’. In: The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, 25th – 28th April 2016, Poznan, Poland

Greenwood, L., Power, J. and Harris, J. (2016) ‘The Power of the Forecaster: An Exploration into the Value of Trend Forecasting for the Survival of SME’s in the Creative Industries’. In: The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, 25th – 28th April 2016, Poznan, Poland

Power, J., Harris, J. and Leaper, D. (2016) ‘Using QFD As A Method To Develop Functional Medical Products For Children With Cancer.’. In: The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, 25th – 28th April 2016, Poznan, Poland

Power, J (2016) ‘24 hour interdisciplinary ChallengeExperiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal , 1 (5), pp. 70-75. ISSN 2374-4200

Power, J. and Almond, K. (2016) ‘Creative cut: plenary’. In: The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting, 24 and 25 February 2016, Huddersfield, UK

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2016) The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting Abstracts . University of Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 9781862181380

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2016) ‘The Progress of Creative Pattern Cutting’. In: The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting, 24th - 25th February 2016, University of Huddersfield

2015

Power, J (2015) ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary collaboration through ICE and Honeypot’. In: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professors Conference, 19-20th Nov 2015, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Power, J. and Kannara, V. (2015) ‘Building an aesthetic VLE for creative visual learners’. In: ALT Annual Conference 2015: Shaping the future of learning together, 8th-10th September 2015, The University of Manchester University Place Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom

Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2015) ‘Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership: How the leadership style of Sir Alec Clegg could impact educational renewal through retreat today.’. In: British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society BELMAS Annual Conference, 10th - 12th July 2015, Wokefield Park Conference Centre, Berkshire, UK

Power, J., Harris, J. and Leaper, D. (2015) ‘Improving everyday life experiences for young children with cancerDiscover .

Power, J (2015) ‘Improving everyday life experiences for young children with cancerDiscover .

Pigott, J., Swann, D., Hargreaves, J. and Power, J. (2015) ‘Hospitalisation: A study investigating the personalisation of sterile domains.’. In: Design4Health Conference 2015, 13 – 16 July 2015, Sheffield, UK

Power, J (2015) ‘Integration Of Performance Materials Into The Clothing Curriculum’. In: Global Textile Congress, 13th-15th February 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

Power, J (2015) A Toolkit of Teaching Techniques Case Examples: 24 hour interdisciplinary (Design) Challenge (QAA1,2,3,6), Enhancing the Curriculum (ETC) ETC Toolkit

Power, J (2015) ‘Yarn to fabric: knitting: Chapter 12.’. In: Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology. London, UK: Elsevier. pp. 289-305. ISBN 9781845699314

2014

Power, J (2014) ‘A New Methodology for the Integration of Performance Materials into the Clothing Curriculum’. In: Proceedings of The 89th Textile Institute World Conference. Wuhan, China: The Textile Institute. . ISBN 978-1-84626-xxx-x

Calvert, S., Ryall, H., Power, J. and Bills, P. (2014) ‘Digital 3D reconstruction of historical textile fragment’. In: Proceedings of The 89th Textile Institute World Conference. Wuhan, China: The Textile Institute. pp. 846-850. ISBN 9781510840782

Calvert, S., Power, J., Bills, P. and Ryall, H. (2014) ‘Digital 3D Reconstruction of Historical Textile Fragment’. In: Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces, 26th-27th November 2014, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Power, J (2014) ‘An Exploration into Technology Enhanced Learning for Large Cohorts of Apparel Students.Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. , 18 (4), pp. 44-56. ISSN 1560-6074

Calvert, S., Power, J., Ryall, H. and Bills, P. (2014) ‘Digital 3d Reconstruction Of Historical Textile Fragment’. In: Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces, 26th and 27th November 2014, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Power, J (2014) ‘Yarn to fabric: knitting’. In: Textiles and fashion: materials, design and technology. London, UK: Woodhead Publishing. . ISBN 978-1845699314

Power, J (2014) ‘A Honeypot of rich ideas – Building online communities to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration between creative arts and engineering’. In: The 21st annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology: altc2014 Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, Monday 1st - Wednesday 3rd September, 2014, Warwick, UK

Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2014) ‘That which is not yet thereJournal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 517-531. ISSN 1753-5190

Calvert, S., Power, J., Ryall, H. and Bills, P. (2014) ‘Reconstructing textile heritageJournal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 415-425. ISSN 1753-5190

Bailey, R. and Power, J. (2014) ‘EditorialJournal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 353-357. ISSN 1753-5190

Power, J. and Kannara, V. (2014) ‘Using the VLE in creative arts and Humanities?’. In: Teaching and learning and assessment Day, 2nd July 2014, Leeds, UK

Power, J. and Kannara, V. (2014) ‘Do we use the VLE effectively to innovate/transform learning in creative arts?’. In: 9th Teaching and Learning Conference 2014, 23rd June 2014, Huddersfield, UK

Power, J. and Fleming, L. (2014) ‘Student & graduate enterprise & entrepreneurship?The ICE and Honeypot experience’. In: Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme, 26th April 2014, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Power, J., Kannara, V. and Marsh, J. (2014) ‘Do we use the VLE effectiviely to innovate/transform learning in creative arts?’. In: Group for Learning in Art and Design GLAD 2014, 27th February 2014, Sheffield, UK

Power, J (2014) ‘The 24 hour challenge: creating a multidiscipline environment for design and entrepreneurship in engineering and design. Enhancing Employability through Enterprise Education’. In: Enhancing employability through enterprise education: Examples of good practice in higher education. York, UK: Higher Education Academy. p. 22.

2013

Power, J (2013) ‘Fabric objective measurements for commercial 3D virtual garment simulationInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology , 25 (6), pp. 423-439. ISSN 0955-6222

Power, J., Ellis, C., Kannara, V., Fisher, B. and Marsh, J. (2013) ‘An exploration of institutional blockages in relation to the use and development of the VLE.’. In: 20th annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology., 10-12 September 2013, University of Nottingham, UK

Power, J (2013) ‘Fabric objective measurements for commercial 3D virtual garment simulationInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology , 25 (6). ISSN 0955-6222

McLoughlin, J., Cashman, P., Power, J. and Ledbury, J. (2013) ‘A Smart Textile for Measuring the Impact of Energy used in Competitive Contact Sports’,’. In: The Textile Institute International Conference: Advances in Functional Textiles, 25 - 26th July 2013, Manchester, UK

Power, J., Ellis, C., Kannara, V., Fisher, B. and Marsh, J. (2013) ‘‘Technology enhanced learning in the creative arts and humanities’.’. In: SEPD Annual Research Conference, March 2013, University of Huddersfield

2012

Adu-Boakye, S., Power, J., Wallace, T. and Chen, Z. (2012) ‘Development of a Sizing System for Ghanaian Women For The Production Of Ready-To-Wear Clothing’. In: The 88th Textile Institute World Conference 2012, 15th-17th May 2012, Selangor, Malaysia

Power, J (2012) ‘Active Learning and the Development of Employability Skills for Apparel Students’. In: The 88th Textile Institute World Conference 2012, 15th-17th May 2012, Selangor, Malaysia

Power, J (2012) ‘Promoting Employability Skills Through Active Learning’. In: The Second Employability, Enterprise, & Citizenship in Higher Education Conference, Tuesday 27th March 2012, Manchester, UK

Jefferson, A., Power, J. and Rowe, H. (2012) ‘Enhancing the employability of fashion students through the use of 3D CAD’. In: Fashion Beyond Borders 14th Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes IFFTI, 17-23 March 2012, Jaipur, India

Power, J (2012) ‘Sustainable developments in knittingInternational Journal of Business and Globalisation , 9 (1), pp. 1-11. ISSN 1753-3627

2011

Power, J., Apeagyei, P. and Jefferson, A. (2011) ‘Integrating 3D Scanning Data & Textile Parameters into Virtual Clothing’. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies. Lugano, Switzerland: Hometrica Consulting. pp. 213-224. ISBN 978-3-033-03134-0

Disele, P., Tyler, D. and Power, J. (2011) ‘Conserving and Sustaining Culture through Traditional DressJournal of Social Development in Africa , 26 (1). ISSN 1012-1080

2010

Power, J (2010) ‘Devising a product development curriculum to promote industry ready apparel graduates.’. In: Proceedings of Textiles: A Global Vision: The Textile Institute Centenary Conference. Manchester, UK: The Textile Institute. . ISBN 9780956641915

Power, J (2010) ‘Anthropometric Practices & the complete Garment’. In: Proceedings of Textiles: A Global Vision: The Textile Institute Centenary Conference. Manchester, UK: The Textile Institute. . ISBN 9780956641915

Blanco-Velo, J., Lea-Greenwood, G., Power, J. and Tyler, D. (2010) ‘Ethical, eco, organic, green…what does it all mean?’. In: 17th Eirass Conference on Retailing and Consumer Services, July 7th-9th 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Power, J (2010) ‘Examination of issues affecting the teaching and learning of large cohorts within practical-based subjectsInternational Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education , 3 (2), pp. 55-66. ISSN 1754-3266

2008

Power, J. and Oteino, R. (2008) ‘Investigating the Relationship Between Anthropometrical Data and Fully Shaped Knitted Garments in UK Manufacturing’. In: Proceedings of the 86th Textile Institute World Conference. Hong Kong, China: The Textile Institute. . ISBN 1870372700

Kuma-Kpobee, M., Power, J. and Otieno, R. (2008) ‘Utilisation of Traditional Dress: The case of the Slit and Kaba in Ghana.’. In: Proceedings of the 86th Textile Institute World Conference. Hong Kong, China: The Textile Institute. . ISBN 1870372700

Power, J (2008) ‘Measuring upKnitting International , 114 (1360), pp. 40-41. ISSN 0266-8394

Power, J (2008) ‘Size mattersKnitting International , 114 (1359), pp. 34-35. ISSN 0266-8394

Power, J (2008) ‘Shaping progressKnitting International , 114 (1358), pp. 34-35. ISSN 0266-8394

Power, J (2008) ‘Developments in apparel knitting technology’. In: Advances in Apparel Production. London, UK: Woodhead Publishing. . ISBN 978 1 84569 295 7

2007

Power, J (2007) ‘Functional to fashionable: knitwear's evolution throughout the last century and into the millenniumJournal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management , 5 (4), pp. 1-16.

Kuma-Kpobee, M., Power, J. and Otieno, R. (2007) ‘Utilisation of Traditional Dress: The Case of the Slit and Kaba in Ghana’. In: Proceedings of ARS Textrina: International Textiles Conference. Ulster, Belfast,Northern Ireland: University of Leeds. pp. 83-87.

Power, J (2007) ‘An examination into textile education by active research’. In: Proceedings of the 85th Textile Institute World Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Textile Institute. .

Power, J (2007) ‘Study of anthropometrical data in knitted garments’. In: Proceedings of the 85th Textile Institute World Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Textile Institute. .

2005

Power, J (2005) ‘Are we equipped for wearables?Textile Asia , XXXVI (11), pp. 74-78. ISSN 0049-3554

Power, J (2005) ‘Are we equipped for wearables?’. In: Proceedings of the 84th Textile Institute World Conference. Releigh, North Carolina, USA: The Textile Institute. . ISBN 1870372670

2004

Power, J (2004) ‘Knitting shells in the third dimensionJournal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management , 3 (4), pp. 1-13.

2003

Power, J. and Dias, T. (2003) ‘Knitting of electroconductive yarns’. In: IEE Eurowearable '03. : IEEE. pp. 55-60. ISBN 0-85296-282-7

2002

Power, J., Dias, T. and Cooke, W. (2002) ‘A study of flat-bed knitting technology for three-dimensional preforms’. In: Conference Proceedings: World Congress: Knitting for the 21st Century. UMIST Conference Centre, Manchester, UK: UMIST. pp. 189-199.

Power, J (n.d.) 24 hour Interdisciplinary (Design) Challenge (QAA1,2,3,6) University of South Wales

Esteem

Research Degree Examination

Opponent for Licentiate degree – 2013 –
Lindqvist, R.: On the logic of pattern cutting - Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden.
MSc (by research) – 2010 Chalchal, D.
Development of Novel Wool Silber Knitting and Colouration Technology – University of Manchester.
PhD – 2009 Jenkins, E. L.
Designing for Convective Heat Loss in Clothing- Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Clothing Design and Technology.
PhD – 2005 Vronti, P. D.
An anthropometrical survey for the development of size charts for Cypriot womenswear and their impact on the clothing industry: a conceptual framework for fashion marketing - Manchester Metropolitan University. Department of Clothing Design and Technology.

2011 – 2012 Independent Chair for Four PhD vivas

External Examiner Appointments

  • 2013 – 2017 Hariot Watt University
    BSc in Clothing Design & Manufacture/Fashion Technology
  • 2012 – 2016 London College of Fashion
    BA (Hons) Fashion: Design and Marketing
    FdA Fashion Design and Marketing
    EE Mentor for FdA/BA Fashion Marketing and Promotion
  • 2009 – 2013 University of Manchester
    BSc Design Management for Fashion Retailing
    BSc Fashion and Textile Retailing
    BSc Management & Marketing of Textiles
  • 2007 – 2012 University of Bolton
    MSc Textile Engineering
    BSc (Hons) Fashion Product Development
    BSc (Hons) Textile Product Development

Professional Bodies and Committees

  • 2013 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2013 Member of Institute of Contemporary Art
  • 2012 Appointed to Textile Institute Diplomas Committee
  • 2011 Council Member Textile Institute
  • 2010 Fellow of Textile Institute (member since 1995)
  • 2004 Committee Member Manchester & Cheshire Textile Institute Section
  • 2005 Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Editorial Board membership/ Conference Peer Reviewer/Guest Speaker

  • 2012 – current Editorial member - Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering
  • 2013 – Reviewer: The Journal of the Association of Learning Technology
  • The first international symposium for creative pattern cutting, 6th & 7th Feb 2013, University of Huddersfield. (reviewer)
  • 2nd Employability, Citizenship and Enterprise Conference, 27th March 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. (organiser and reviewer)
  • ITMA Review 2011 invited guest speaker Textile Institute 1 December 2011

Conference Chair

  • Section Chair: The first international symposium for creative pattern cutting, 6th & 7th Feb 2013, University of Huddersfield.
  • Section Chair: 2nd Employability, Citizenship and Enterprise Conference, 27th March 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Section Chair: Clothing manufacture: Textile Institute 88th World Conference, 15-17th May 2012, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Section Chair: Textile Institute 85th World Conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1st – 3rd March 2007.

Awards

  • Shortlisted for Outstanding Feedback in the Student Union Awards MMU 2012.

Research Degree Supervision

Research interests include textile innovation, clothing sizing and fit, technical textiles and textile pedagogical evaluation.

Completions:

PhD – Conferred Aug 2013 – Potlako Diesle: A social and cultural study of traditional dress in contemporary Botswana – Manchester Metropolitan University - Main supervisor.

PhD – Conferred 2013 - Phoebe Apeagyei: The achievement and provision of fit and its impact on CAD technology – Manchester Metropolitan University – Co-supervisor.

PhD – Conferred May 2012 - Stella Adu-Boakye: Development of a sizing system for Ghanaian woman for the production of ready to wear clothing – Manchester Metropolitan University - Main supervisor.

PhD – Conferred Dec 2012 – Kathryn Brownbridge: Development of an analytical model for anthropometric practices and applications regarding 3D garment technologies for the UK women’s knitwear industry. – Manchester Metropolitan University – Main supervisor.

PhD – Conferred June 2009 – Mercy Kuma-Kpobee: Determination of a sizing system for mass customisation of Ghanaian women's traditional dress: and a conceptual framework for small and medium scale enterprises – Manchester Metropolitan University - Main supervisor.

MPhil – Conferred June 2012 - Aileen Jefferson: 3D CAD technology and its implementation within fashion students – Manchester Metropolitan University - Co-supervisor.

Masters by Research – Conferred 2010 – Gerard Duff: Quality Function Deployment for a typical SME – Manchester Metropolitan University - Co-supervisor.

Currently Supervising:

PhD – Ryan Wilkinson (April 2014): An investigation into the impact pf VLE/PLE within creative arts – Main supervisor

Masters by research – Jane Ritchie (May 2012): An Investigation into the Potential of the Knowledge Management Techniques of Consumer Trend Forecasters as Tools to Enhance the Skills of Undergraduate Students – University of Huddersfield – co-supervisor

PhD – Naren Sridhar (March 2013): The role of ‘Product Design’ (Product Appearance) in influencing Consumer Behaviour: A socio-psychologicalcultural analysis of young Indian adults as consumers and the catering design processes – University of Huddersfield – Main supervisor.

PhD – Allie Mills (Oct 2013): The implementation of Art and Design Education Policy from 1950-1980 in the West Ridings with particular reference to the work of sir Alex Clegg – Main supervisor

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Jess Power

2017-18

PhD
MA
MSc by Research

2018-19

MA
PhD

Enterprise Activities

Since June 2013 Jess has managed two externally funded projects Honeypot and ICE which are supported by the Royal Society of Engineering. Both these projects involve bridging the gaps between design and engineering, providing a rich network for innovation, design and entrepreneurship. These projects are supported by two visiting professors of innovation.

Jess has led and contributed to a variety of externally funded projects in the area of protective clothing and materials. She was the knowledge based supervisor for a KTP working in protective headwear; this project was successfully completed in June 2010 and involved the product development of a specific range of protective headwear. In addition Jess completed further research into impact resistant materials from funding obtained through an innovation voucher from the NWDA.

During 2005 and 2007 Jess was part of a small consultancy team advising a leading sportswear brand on protection and comfort requirements of football kits. This involved devising a range of experiments to test if heat is dissipated at body temperature through various textile materials.

In the last 12 years Jess has been involved in developing and delivering short professional development courses to support the fashion industry. These involve courses in textile testing, knitting and knitwear, fibres to fabric. These have been individually tailored to company requirements to support continuing professional development.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Jess plays a leading role in developing the schools teaching and learning strategy and consistency and effective implementation of the Universities Teaching and Learning Strategy. She currently chairs the schools accreditation and validation panel (SAVP) and the school’s teaching and learning committee (STLC) and represents the school on various committees and panels across the university. Jess contributes to final year delivery of BSc Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors and supervisors a broad range of final year major projects. She feeds her research directly into the curriculum both at UG and PG through a range of guest lecture’s across the school.