Mrs Claire Lerpiniere

Job: Senior Lecturer - Printed Textiles

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7587




Personal profile

Claire Lerpiniere is involved with the practice and theory of drawing and textile design.  She is currently researching the use of phenomenological research methods as tools to investigate user-interaction and engagement with textiles.  Areas of expertise and research interest include drawing, textiles, design pedagogy, and phenomenological research methods.

Publications and outputs 


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Key research outputs

'The Fabric Snapshot – Phenomenology, Fashion, and Family Memory'. In: E. Rouse, (ed). IFFTI 2009: Fashion & Wellbeing? Proceedings of the 2009 International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Conference, April 2-3, London, pp.279-290.

'The Inspiration Board: Visually Evidencing the Hermeneutic Circle'. In: Wade, Sally and Walton, Kerry (eds.) Futurescan: Mapping the Territory, Proceedings of the 2009 Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference, November 17-18 2009, Liverpool, pp.24-29.

Research interests/expertise

  • Textile design – theory, practice and history
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Phenomenology
  • Emotional Design
  • Sustainable design 

Areas of teaching

Modules in: 

  • Drawing Theory and Practice
  • Printed Textile Design Practice
  • Professional and Business Design Practice 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Post-graduate Dissertation writing


  • BA (Hons) 
  • MA 
  • PGCE

Courses taught

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Fabrics and Accessories
  • MA Fashion and Bodywear

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Design Research Society


Conference attendance

Conference presentation: ‘The Textile Snapshot’.At: Love Objects: Engaging Material Culture – National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 13-14 Feb 2008.


Professional esteem indicators

Associate Editor:
The Poster, ISSN.20403704

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