Portrait of  Rosemary Wilkin Rosemary Wilkin

r.j.wilkin@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472944


Originally from Northern Ireland, Rosemary graduated from University of Northumbria in 1984 with BA (Hons.) Fashion Marketing in 1984 and has over 20 years experience in the fashion industry. She has held buying roles at a number of major retailers working on womens and childrens clothing ranges. Rosemary has been involved in all aspects of fashion product development from initial design concept through to mass production in factories in Europe and the Far East.

Prior to joining the University Rosemary worked closely with Jeff Banks in developing the Jeff and Co brand which originally retailed in Sainsburys and was part of the buying team responsible for the Sainsbury’s TU range which is one of the fastest growing clothing brands.

Rosemary joined the University in 2007 as Senior Lecturer teaching on the BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Buying Management pathway.

Research and Scholarship

M.A. Professional Development.(Higher Education Practice) Rosemary’s research dissertation examined key employability skills and the role of higher education.

Administrative Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities
  • TID1507 Working in Fashion and Textiles
  • TID1059 Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • THD1502 Contemporary Issues in Fashion and Textiles
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Second year tutor providing pastoral support
  • Placement tutor and member of the Enterprise and Employability group