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Miss Karen Cross
Academic Strategic Lead
|Post Nominals||BA (Hons), PG (Cert)|
|Biography||Karen is an Academic Strategic Lead in the School of Creative and Cultural Business, responsible for the Fashion Management, Tourism, Hospitality and Events subject area, and with a focus on developing the Teaching, Learning and Assessment practices of the School. She is an Auroran (Women in Leadership) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
Karen's research interests focus on the positive impacts of fashion, whether that is through the generation of employment opportunities, the preservation of culture, heritage and artisan fashion and textile practices, or the role of fashion in providing a sense of identity, community, comfort and wellbeing to the individual.
She is also interested in the use of immersive technologies within the fashion industry, as a means to tell stories of place, provenance and people.
|Research Interests||Fashion Business and Management
Immersive and Digital Fashion
Fashion and Textile Sustainability and Circular Economy
Fashion, Wellbeing and Comfort
Fashion Folklore and Storytelling
|Teaching and Learning||Subject Leader for Fashion Management in the School of Creative and Cultural Business, teaching across a wide range of fashion business subjects including Fashion Management, Fashion Buying, Sustainable Fashion and Fashion Design Concepts.|