Miss Jo Horton

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Research group(s): Textile Engineering and Materials (TEAM) & Fashion and Textiles Research Group

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

T: +44 (0)116 257 7585

E: jhorton01@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/TEAM


Personal profile

  • Novel applications of metallised embellishment for high value textiles
  • Electro-deposition
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Mixed Media Textiles

Research group affiliations

Fashion and Textiles Research Group (joint chair of with Professor Jinsong Shen)

Textile Engineering and Materials (TEAM)

Areas of teaching

Mixed Media Textiles


Medeci Enterprise Training Programme (University of Birmingham) 

MA in Fashion and Textiles (University of Central England in Birmingham)

PGCE in Art and Design (Brighton Polytechnic)

BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design; Ceramics with Glass (Birmingham Polytechnic)

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Textile Design and BA(Hons) Fashion Textiles and Accessories

Honours and awards

University Research Leave Award 2014-2015

The Society of Dyers and Colourists International Bursary Award (2014) PhD

The Society of Dyers and Colourists International Bursary Award (2013) PhD

The Textiles Society Professional Development Award (2013) PhD

British Interior Textiles Association Emerging Talent Award (2001) MA

Forthcoming events

Presenting at The Costume Society annual conference ‘The Power of Gold’ at the V&A July 2015.

Exhibiting at The Society of Dyers and Colourists ‘Annual Day of Celebration’ April 2015. 

Conference attendance

Horton. J. (2010) The Textiles Institute World Conference proceedings  ‘A Designer-makers journey towards technology and beyond’ Manchester, UK. ISBN 978-0-9566419-1-5

Horton. J. And Kane. F. (2009) IFFTI World Conference proceedings ‘Encouraging a ConsciousApproach to Design within Textiles and Fashion’ LCF, London, UK.ISBN 978-0-9560382-2-7

Horton. J. And Kane. F. IFFTI (2008) World Conference proceedings ‘Planning for an ethical future in Fashion Fabrics and Accessories’ RMIT, Australia. ISBN 978-1-921426-18-6

Consultancy work

Electro-chemical Textile Design

Internally funded research project information

Digital electroplating for textiles and electro-chemical textile design. Principal Investigator in HEIF funded research projects 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 (Industry partners).

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