Julia Reeve

Job: Senior Lecturer/Teacher Fellow

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

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

T: +44 (0)116 257 7388

E: jreeve@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/humanities

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Personal profile

Julia Reeve’s teaching role involves delivering Critical & Contextual studies across a range of fashion-related Art & Design programmes.  Julia is also module leader for 2 MA modules: Fashion Marketing and Sustainable Fashion.  Julia’s main research focus concerns overcoming barriers that vocational A&D students may have when engaging with written assignments:  Julia is working towards establishing DMU as a Writing PAD centre.

Research group affiliations

Key research outputs

REEVE, J. (2006) Digital Media and Costume Design: Learning and Teaching Strategies.  In:  Costume Symposium 2006 – Academic Research Papers, Bournemouth, 19th & 20th July 2006 Bournemouth: Arts Institute at Bournemouth p.141-150.

REEVE, J. (2010) Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, Eco-Chic: The Fashion Paradox. Journal of Design History, 23(3) p.317-319 (Book review).

REEVE, J. (2010) Case study:  Learning Journal assignment for 1st year Fashion and Fashion and Contour at De Montfort University.  Writing Pad, (published online). http://www.writing-pad.ac.uk/index.php?path=photos/21_Resources/05_Case%20Studies/&keyword

Research interests/expertise

  • Learning & teaching strategies to engage primarily visual, vocational learners with text-based materials and assignments.
  • The embedding of sustainable approaches within the fashion curriculum.

Areas of teaching

  • Critical & Contextual Studies for Fashion, Contour, Footwear & Textile Design
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Research Methods


  • 1983 BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design Leicester Polytechnic
  • 1999 7307 City & Guilds Teaching Certificate Stage 2 Leicester College
  • 2004 MA by Registered Project Theatre Arts Nottingham Trent University

Courses taught

  • Fashion Design BA (Hons)
  • Footwear Design BA (Hons)
  • Contour Fashion BA (Hons)
  • Textile Design BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Management MA
  • Fashion Bodywear MA

Professional esteem indicators

2008 External panel member for School Periodic Review BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design Bournemouth Arts Institute.


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