Sideboard: May&Co Interiors
Rachel Heeley is a practitioner 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.
Her current practice interest is mid century style prints under the name SpottedDotDot. She also 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
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.
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 will the Fashion Industry be affected by Covid-19. May 2020.
The Statesman India Not just academic skills. June 2017.
BBC Radio Stoke The clothing size debate – Why is there no standard size? June 2018.
The Scotsman, Scotland Is it Michelle or Kate? Actually, the Queen wins in the fashion stakes. May 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