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Research Profile

  • Jane’s areas of expertise are Colour in Design, Textiles for Fashion, and Fashion products.  She holds a First-Class honours degree in Fashion & Textiles, an MA in Textile Design, a Post Graduate Certificate for Academic Practice in HE, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    An acclaimed textile designer in her own right, Jane has been awarded the Society of Dyers & Colourists’ Medal – ‘For Creative & Innovative Use of Colour in Fashion Design Education’ and was the 2018 Winner of the Society of British and International Design – ‘Visionary Tutor of the Year Award’.   With an established independent and collaborative research background; investigating synaesthesia and the human perception, experience and interpretation of colour. Jane’s current focus is designing for a 21st Century learning experience, to facilitate the engagement and education of Generation Z, and the development of future skill sets through the use of video technology and blended delivery within the creative arts learning environment.  

    • Applying and combining traditional and digital approaches to printed textiles.
    • Synaesthesia and the human perception, experience and interpretation of colour.
    • Development of teaching and learning practises and the application of video technology.

    Current focus is designing a 21st Century learning experience, to facilitate the engagement and education of Generation Z, and the development of future skill sets through the use of video technology and blended delivery within the creative arts learning environment.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
    2020 – Programme Leader Textiles for Fashion
    2012 – Autism and Asperger’s training for Higher Education
    2010 – 2011 – Member of the School of Arts Teaching and Learning Group.
    2008 – 2012 – External Examiner, University of Bedfordshire – BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles. 2006 – 2010 – MA ‘Creative Industries, External Advisor
    2009 – Entrepreneurship in the Education Curriculum, Loughborough University
    2007 – Course Leader Fashion, Textiles & Footwear
    2007 – Mentoring in the Workplace
    2005 – 2012 – School of Arts Mentor for new staff
    2005 – Printed Textiles Pathway Leader
    2004 – 2006 – School of Arts Disability Co-ordinator
    2004 – Senior lecturer Fashion & Textiles
    2004 – Teaching Fellowship Award ‘Rising Star Category’ Highly Commended
    2002 – Lecturer Fashion & Textiles
    2001 – Lecturer Printed Textiles (0.5)
    2001 – Moulton College (visiting lecturer)

     

  • RESEARCH/SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES:

    • QAA Paper publication (2021) – The Impact of Good Practice in Digital Delivery on Student Engagement, Progression, and achievement. Jane Mills (case studies) pp 6-8 & 10. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
    • Benson, S (2020) – Interview with Jane Mills for Times Higher Education – Teaching hands-on courses during a pandemic using blended learning. Raconteur.net
    • Mills, J & Douglas, G (2019) – Improving Student retention and Progression, ESS Conference
    • Mills J, (2019) – Academics as Changemakers: Institute of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Issue 1 – Ethical issues facing the profession a case study
    • Mills, J (2018) – ‘Self-exclusion the challenge for inclusivity’, Learning & Teaching Conference
    • Mills, J & Southernwood, C (2018) – Exhibition of Fashion leather products, Premiere Vision, Paris, Leather Hall in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers
    • Mills, J (2017) – Educating fashion students – Professional Clothing Awards, London
    • Mills, J (2013) – ‘Beast to Beauty’ in collaboration with LeatherWise conference, Leather in Fashion Design Education
    • Mills, J (2012) – ‘Colour-My-Well-Being’ International Cross School collaboration with School of Health. ‘Exploring the correlation between creativity and synaesthesia’
    • 2012 – ‘Colour-My-Well-Being’ panel member and selection committee
    • Mills, J (2012) – ‘Colour-My-Well-Being’ Exhibition of work exploring synaesthesia and the human perception, experience and interpretation of colour
    • Mills, J (2010) – UK Synaesthesia Association & University of Sussex Title: ‘Exploring how to communicate the synaesthesia experience – a personal perspective’
    • Mills, J (2009) – ‘Translucent’ New Art Exchange, The Mary Potter Centre, Nottingham
    • Mills, J, (2009) – Northampton Centenary of Leather, Salon Show Production
    • Mills, J (2009) – ‘Centenary of Leather’ in collaboration with Asian Pacific Leather Fair, Hong Kong
      2008 – Northampton Show Museum, academic consultancy – Footwear documentary
    • Mills, J (2008) – ‘Fit for Purpose’ A study review for enhancing student employability. Title: Examining the experience of graduates as the move into employment and the issues employer reported skills gap
    • 2007 – ‘Working Lunch’ BBC 2 academic advisor in collaboration with the Shoe Museum Mills, J (2007) – Fashion Forum, Professional Clothing Awards, Title: Footwear in Fashion & Utility Workwear
    • Mills, J (2006) – ‘Blue’ Exhibition of textiles exploring surface techniques and applications for denim
    • 2006 – Exhibition of Fashion, Textiles and Footwear, Cordwainers exhibition and show production
    • 2006 – Textile Lecture Day – Lead organiser in association with the Society of Dyers & Colourists, Keynote speaker Zandra Rhodes
    • 2005 – Fashion/Leisure wear, Northampton Town Football Club (Launch)
    • Mills, J (2005) – ‘Textiles Work in Progress’ Textile digital print applications and development 2005 – Leathersellers, Salon Fashion Leather Show, Show Production
    • Mills, J (2004) – ‘Printing and Surface Design / Embellishment Techniques for use in the Manufacture of Denim Fashion Garments’ – Collaboration Jeans Care Int.
    • Mills, J (2004) – Textile developments – Society of Dyers & Colourists & Colourist Journal Publication
    • Mills, J (2002) – ‘Work in Progress’ – exhibition of Printed Textiles and accompanying artwork
    • Mills, J (2001) – ‘Sensory Perception’ – Exhibition of artwork exploring the senses through textiles
    • 2000 – Alternative Fashion Week, Spitalfields, London
    • 1999 – Clothes Show Live, NEC
    • Mills, J (1999) – ‘Works on Paper’ Solo exhibition
    • Mills, J (1999) – Tank magazine (Issue 4)
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    2010

    2007

    • Mills, J. (2007) Footwear and workwear – Am I bovvered? Paper presented to: Director-e Footwear and Clothing in the Workplace Conference, Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes, 16 October 2007. (Unpublished)
    This list was generated from NECTAR on Fri Oct 15 22:03:05 2021 BST.