Senior Lecturer, BA(Hons) Textile Design
Julie Ripley studied history of modern art, design and film at Northumbria University, where she went on to teach design history whilst completing her masters at the University of Sunderland and writing and editing a local cultural magazine, Vane. She subsequently taught at London College of Fashion, providing academic input into practical courses such as Fashion Design, Fashion Photography and Fashion Styling, as well as at Middlesex University on Textile Design. During this time, Ripley also provided research and commentary on the world of fashion and textiles to a range of media outlets, including Channel 4, MTV, BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and print publications from the Daily Express to Russian in-flight magazines, as well as talks for The Society of British Perfumiers, Royal Cornwall Museum and others. Now based in Cornwall, Julie is currently working towards a PhD here at Falmouth University. Her current research concerns the role of South West England in the development of surf culture and style worldwide.