Dr Angela Davies

Job: Lecturer in Textile Technology/Garment Technology

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Fashion and Textiles

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

T: 0116 207 8442

E: amdavies@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Angela Davies is a lecturer in textile technology/garment technology, she has a BSc (Hons) in Clothing Design and Production and a PhD in technical textiles. Her PhD focused on the development of reusable incontinence products for residential and hospital use, which provides her with a wealth of expertise in the development of medical textiles, requiring high temperature laundering for infection control.

Dr Davies has been principal and co-investigator on a number of regionally and European funded projects, working with technical textile and pharmaceutical SMEs and larger enterprises to support the development of new products and processes. In addition, Dr Davies has two years' experience working in De Montfort University's Knowledge Exchange team, which has given her considerable experience of understanding the management and development of collaborative projects from a commercial and academic perspective.

Her research interests include medical/ healthcare textiles, performance textiles, wearable technologies and product performance.

Research group affiliations

Fashion and Textiles Research Group (FTRG)

Infectious Disease Research Group (IDRG) group

Research interests/expertise

Medical/healthcare textiles

Performance textiles

Wearable technologies

Product performance and quality control

Areas of teaching

Product performance and quality control- textile testing

Textile innovation

Textile sustainability

Undergraduate dissertation supervision

MA dissertation supervision

PhD student supervision


PG Certificate in Higher Education 2016

PhD Technical textiles De Montfort University 2009

BSc (Hons) Clothing design and production De Montfort University 2002

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Courses taught

BA Fashion buying with marketing

BA Fashion buying with design

BA Textile design

MA Fashion management with marketing

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Recent research outputs

DAVIES, A.M (2011), Use of Knitted Spacer Fabrics for Hygiene Applications, within; McCarthy, B. J (Editor), Textiles for Hygiene and Infection Control, Cambridge, Woodhead

DAVIES, A.M. (2009) The behaviour of liquid movement in three dimensional weft knitted spacer fabrics, (PhD), De Montfort University, Leicester

DAVIES, A.M. and WILLIAMS, J.T. (2009) The Use of Spacer Fabrics for Absorbent Medical Applications, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics, 1, (4), pp. 321-329

QIAO, N, Li, M, SCHLINDWEIN, W, MALEK, N, DAVIES, A. M, and TRAPPITT, G (2012), Pharmaceutical cocystals: an overview, International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Externally funded research grants information

Quality by Design (QbD), ERDF emda funded project, Jan 2011-March 2012, Principal investigator within Pharmaceutical Technologies. This project aimed at increasing regional awareness of the QbD agenda and supporting businesses to prepare for the implementation of QbD principles and approaches.

Internally funded research project information

Reusable incontinence pad development, RIF, August 2010-July 2011, Principal investigator, project focusing on the development of a reusable incontinence pad: a cross-faculty collaboration between Pharmaceutical Technologies (HLS) and TEAM research (ADH).