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Josie Steed
First Name: Josie
Surname: Steed
Position: Course Leader - Fashion & Textile Design
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Josie Steed is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design at Gray’s School of Art, responsible for the undergraduate programme. Throughout her career in Higher Education she has undertaken a wide range of key roles, within both teaching, research and management in the delivery of textile and fashion design based courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Member of Academic Council
  • Member of Learning Infrastructure Sub-Committee (LISC)
  • Member of the Undergraduate PR/Media/Journalism/Fashion Assessment Board in School of Creative and Cultural Business
  • Member of the Future leader Pioneer programme (2016)

Academic Background

  • MSc Textile Technology for Textile Designers - Awarded Distinction
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles specializing in Fashion Knitwear - First Class Honours 

Research Interests

  • Exploring the role and relevance of craft skills within our increasingly digital futures.
  • Advanced performance fibres, fabrics, garments, and products
  • Consumer-Driven Integrated digital concept realisation (Second Skin Project) 
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies for 3D textile materials and components

Funding

  • Second Skin: CI – The network between RGU (lead institution), Heriot Watt & Ulster University to develop new advanced textile solutions directed at alleviating some of the most chronic medical conditions which have a direct impact on an individual's self esteem. The project funded by AHRC.
  • Future Textile Visions: PI - Investigating the potential design opportunities provided by smart textiles for bio-medical applications. The project involved researchers from across three Scottish institutions, RGU (lead institution), Herriot Watt and Edinburgh University. Funded by Scottish Government and by the Scottish Academy of Fashion.
  • Molecular Imprinted Textiles (MIT) Project: aimed to use applications such as laser technology and plasma treatment to create smart, memory-rich textiles capable of storing and feeding back information. This collaborative project involves researchers from across three Scottish institutions, Herriot Watt, Edinburgh University and RGU. Project funded and supported by the Scottish Academy of Fashion.
  • Future Textile Visions: Investigating the potential design opportunities provided by smart textiles for bio-medical applications. The project involves researchers from across three Scottish institutions, RGU (lead institution), Herriot Watt and Edinburgh University and funded by Scottish Government.
  • Re-Design for Incontinence (University of Dundee) investigated the approach and methodology required for the re-design of incontinence pants for men. Funded through Technological Feasibility Study (TFS)
  • Re-Design of Police Ballistic Wear (University of Dundee) investigated the approach and methodology required for functional clothing design and user-centred design processes for the development of a new range of ballistic vests. The project was funded through Technological Feasibility Study (TFS) and international technical textiles company J.D Wilkies Ltd. in collaboration with Tayside Police and Scottish Policing Institute for Research (SIPR).

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Textile Institute 
  • Member of the Association for Degree Courses in Fashion and Textile Design 
  • Scottish Textiles Academic Group (STAG)

External / Professional Roles

2014 (Nov) – Invited Professor – Second Skin Masterclass - Politecnico Di Milano 

2013 (Aug) - Invited Keynote Speaker – Shetland Arts International Textile Festival; In the Loop 3.5 Knitting Conference 

2013 (Apr/May) - Participation in SFC Funding Application for Scottish Textiles Innovation Centre 

2008 – 2012     External Examiner for BA Contemporary Textiles at UHI Shetland College 

2005 – 2009    Consultant for Textile Lab, Scottish Enterprise

Publications

  • Journal Article co-authored with Fairburn & Coulter - for Journal of Textile Design Research & Practice entitled Spheres of Practice for the Co-Design of Wearables http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20511787.2016.1255445, Published 12th Dec 2016.
  • Book Chapter – Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age entitled Hand-Knitting in a Digital Era, published by Bloomsbury, 2016 https://openair.rgu.ac.uk/handle/10059/1702
  • Conference Research Paper co-authored with Fairburn for Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities; Association of Fashion & Textiles Courses entitled Second Skin Iterations: Programmes & Prototypes. Published in Conference Proceedings, 12th Dec 2016. https://openair.rgu.ac.uk/handle/10059/1828
  • Steed, J & Stevenson, F (2012); Book co-authored: “Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas: Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern”. AVA Published (6 Feb 2012) ISBN: 978-2940411634 http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/basics-textile-design-01-sourcing-ideas-9782940411634/
  • Francoise Dupre, Autres Mers (Other Seas): Crafting the Everyday, Here and There, 2012, Textile, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 100–105 doi:10.2752/175183512X13267336595070
  • Steed, J (2011) Paper presented at the TRIP (Textile Research in Process) symposium at Loughborough University, November 2011 entitled  “Knitting: a Seamless Process for Design Thinking?”
  • Steed, J (2011) Paper presented at the Making Futures Conference- University of Plymouth - Sept 2011 entitled “Unravel: Revaluing the Craft of Knitting For New Emergent Design Contexts Within a Post-Industrial World” Conference proceedings & Volume 2 of the on-line journal,Making Futures https://openair.rgu.ac.uk/handle/10059/992