Portrait of  Jane Ritchie Jane Ritchie

j.ritchie@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473127


Jane is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA(Hons).

Jane graduated with a first class honours from the Scottish College of Textiles, working for 14 years within a variety of organisations including textile manufacturers and fibre marketing organisations. Trained in textile design, she has undertaken roles in design, trend forecasting and marketing for the textile and fashion industries both in the UK and internationally.

Responsible for developing fashion and textile buying, management and retail courses at the University of Huddersfield, Jane has been Course Leader for Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA(Hons) since 2003.

Jane is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Textile Institute.


Research and Scholarship

Currently studying towards a PhD

‘An exploration of design thinking as a learning model to enhance undergraduate student learning’ – University of Huddersfield.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


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


Ritchie, J (2014) An investigation into the effectiveness of design thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.


External Membership of University Panels

Cert HE Fashion Merchandising – University of the Arts: London College of Fashion and the Fashion Retail Academy

Enterprise Activities

Jane has been involved in the development and delivery of a short course for fashion retail, specifically related to yarns and fabrics used in the production of fashion garments.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course leadership:

Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA(Hons)

  • Module leadership includes:
  • Design and Fashion Business
  • Context and Communication
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Fashion and Textiles
  • Fashion and Textile Buying Management Major Project