Lesley Robertson

Lesley Robertson

Programme Leader

Textile Design, Fashion Textiles, Sustainable Fashion & Management

Department of Fashion , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Lesley Robertson is an experienced academic who focuses her work in textiles, sustainability and materials design.

Areas Of Interest

  • Textile Futures
  • Material Futures
  • Sustainable Textiles & Fashion
  • Fashion Textiles Design
  • Print & Surface Design
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Lesley Robertson is an established textiles and materials designer and educator whose interest is in exploring print and surface applications. She completed her MA in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2012 where she developed her current interest in sustainable textiles and future materials.

External roles

External Examiner BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design and BA (Hons) Contemporary Textile Products at Cleveland School of Art & Design 2015-18


  • Closing the Attainment Gap PGCert dissertation 2020 and ongoing research.
  • 2016 'The Future Is You' Staff Symposium & Exhibition UEL
  • 2015 'The Future Is' Staff Symposium and Exhibition UEL
  • 2014 Transition: Re-Thinking Textiles & Surfaces Conference Huddersfield Joint paper Track B Sustainable Futures 'Sustainable Design' Lesley Robertson & Lynsey Coke


BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

Learn how to retail, brand and merchandise a new fashion product using promotional and sales strategies: from concept stage to the high street.

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BA (Hons) Textile Design

This course aims to provide you with a rich learning experience in applied textiles, which will focus on highly creative design solutions for fashion, interiors and the home.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

This is a fast paced, hands on course amid the creative hub of East London, preparing students to take their place in the world of fashion.

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Lesley teaches across a wide range of modules within the postgraduate and undergraduate Fashion & Textiles subject area.

Current modules include:

  • Fashion Process
  • Fashion Contexts & Research
  • Fashion Practice
  • Fashion Enterprise
  • MW: Business of Fashion
  • FMP: Theoretical Identity
  • Define Concepts & Technologies