Sideboard: May&Co Interiors
Rachel Heeley is a print maker under the name of SpottedDotDot and the Interim Head of Department for Art & Design at Staffordshire University. Previously she wrote the BA Fashion course at Staffordshire which she successfully took through validation in 2017. The course is now accredited by The Textile Institute, has membership to Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFW) and has reached 5th place in The Guardian League table for Fashion and Textiles.
In 2019 she was awarded her Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She is also an External Examiner at University of Hertfordshire and Glasgow Caledonian University.
Her current practice is mid century style prints, but has a diverse background in fashion styling, fashion and textile design and events management.
She is also currently undertaking a PhD in Global Education at Coventry University with the working title:
How can higher education courses (particularly creative courses) be designed to support learners with dyslexia effectively?