Roles and Responsibilities
Head of School at the Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design
She started her career in clothing production engineering in the clothing industry as a Product Developer, engineering products for commercial manufacture. Her academic career spans 28 years but has continued to champion a focus on education being informed by industry practice in all aspects of product development. Fiona’s research interest centres around size, shape and movement in products and the commercialisation of design. She has held a number of posts within and outwith the University including work with the QAA, review panels, external examining, SQA advisory panels and has been a visiting lecturer in a number of international institutions.