Research Interests Include: 

  • The evolution of the fashion image through digital media. 

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

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.




  • Heeley, R. Not just academic skills. The Statesman, India June 2017.

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


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