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Prints: SpottedDotDot 

Sideboard: May&Co Interiors

Rachel Heeley is a print maker (SpottedDotDot) and the course leader for BA (Hons) Fashion, at Staffordshire University, which she successfully wrote and took through validation in 2017.  The course has since received accreditation by The Textile Institute.

In 2019 she was awarded her Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She is also an External Examiner at University of Hertfordshire.

​Her current practice is mid century style prints under the name SpottedDotDot, but has a diverse background in fashion styling, fashion and textile design and events management.

​Her research interests are:

​The benefits of interdisciplinary working in creative/ design practice.



Robert Gordon University - MSc Fashion Management (Distinction) 2015 - 2016       

University Central Lancashire - PGCE Post Compulsory 2007 - 2008

University College Northampton - BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles (First Class) 2001 - 2004

Wigan & Leigh College - BTEC National Diploma Fashion Design (Merit) 1999 - 2001

Conference Papers:

Heeley, R. The Evolution of the Fashion Image as seen through Digital Media. FCVC2018 , Zagreb, Croatia July 2018.

Chimiak, T.  and Heeley, R. The perception of interdisciplinary learning, through undergraduate student’s exploration of fashion film. FCVC2018, Zagreb, Croatia July 2018.​

Heeley, R. The benefits of interdisciplinary working, to enhance graduate attributes. Staffordshire University Conference, Stoke-on-Trent, England May 2017.​

Fairburn, S. Heeley, R. and Pengelly, J. Crossing over, into and back: Design disciplines and identities. E&PDE, Denmark September 2016.

Hardingham, L. and Heeley, R. Body of nursing as seen through the NHS nurse’s uniform. Futurescan3, Scotland November 2015.


Conference Exhibition:

Hardingham, L. Et al. Alex x 6. Enhancing Nursing through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland November 2014.

Notable Personal Press:


BBC Radio Stoke How to Wear the 2021 Fashion Trends. 2021.

BBC Radio Stoke How will the Fashion Industry be affected by Covid-19. 2020.

BBC Radio Stoke The clothing size debate – Why is there no standard size? 2018.

The Statesman, India Not just academic skills. 2017.


The Scotsman, Scotland Is it Michelle or Kate? Actually, the Queen wins in the fashion stakes. 2011.


The Times "Spot the Next Galliano". 2004


WGSN Spotted at GFW feature. 2004


The Hairdressers Journal Catwalk hair feature. 2004


Elle Magazine L'Oréal Use of Colour feature. 2004


Drapers Record / TopShop / GFW promotional materials. 2004