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Julie Haslam BA, PGCE, MA Tex, MA AP

Senior Lecturer
Textiles in Practice

Julie Haslam

Julie Haslam lectures on the Textiles in Practice programme at the Manchester School of Art. She is also Programme Leader of the Creative Practice degree course.

Julie joined the School in 2002 as Artist in Residence. Whilst at the School she has taught on a number of programmes including Fashion Design & Technology and Textile Design for Fashion. She originally studied at The University of Salford gaining a first degree in Fashion Design & Practice. Julie’s portfolio of work includes Theatre Costume, Fashion and Textile Design. After completing a Masters Degree in Textiles (2003) she set up an independent textile company speaclising in digital fabric printing. Her International client base includes Liberty of London, Barney’s New York and Anthropologie USA.

Following completion of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Masters Degree in Academic Practice, Julie is now in the third year of a Doctorate in Education where her current research lies within the field of art and design pedagogy and the student experience. Julie has recently received a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Grant and is using this to examine the concept of 'failure'. This project is due for completion September 2018.

Julie’s roles on the Textiles in Practice programme include Admissions Tutor and programme Disability Coordinator. She also teaches across all three years of the Textiles programme. Although her specialist area is predominantly within Textile Design for Fashion, Mixed Media is also an area of interest.

Julie is a member of the MSoA Pedagogy Research Group and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Julie Haslam is a member of:

A selection of recent research outputs.


Haslam, J., 2017. FoFU Exhibition 2017, Manchester School of Art Benzie Building Vertical Gallery.

Haslam, J., 2013. Great British Allotments at 2013 RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, 23rd - 27th July.

Haslam, J., 2011. Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, 20th - 23th October..

Haslam, J., 2009. Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, 22nd - 25th Oct.

Haslam, J., 2008. Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester Grammar School, Manchester, 23rd - 26th Oct.

Haslam, J., 2007. Domestic Bliss, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, 29th Jan - 24 March.

Haslam, J., 2007. Home, Blue Coat Display Centre, Liverpool, 2nd Dec - 6th Jan.

Haslam, J. & teaching and research staff from MMU & Miriad, 2007. Made in Manchester, Chinese Profile Art Museum Xiamen City, 12th - 26th October 2007.

Haslam, J., 2007. The In Show, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7th - 20th July.

Haslam, J., 2006. Origin, Somerset House, London,, 3rd - 8th Oct.

Haslam, J., 2005. Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, UK, 11th-16th Oct.

Haslam, J., 2005. Pulse by top drawer, Earls Court One and Two, London, UK.

Haslam, J., 2004. A Trace of Memory, Drumcroon Gallery, 10th Aug - 22nd Oct.

Haslam, J, 2003. One Year On - New Designers, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, UK, 3rd - 6th July.

Internet Publications

Haslam, J., 2013. 'Supporting Art and Design students transition into Higher Education: an ongoing project', Learning and Teaching in Action,

Journal Articles

Haslam, J., 2017. 'What matters most within art and design higher education: measurement of institutional performance or the emergent uniqueness of the individual?', International Journal of Art and Design Education.


Haslam, J., 2014. 'Learning & Teaching Innovation Project', Learning & Teaching in the Manchester School of Art, Benzie Building, 26th March 2014.

Haslam, J. and Cullen, R., 2013. 'Starting, Sustaining and Succeeding', Glad Conference 2013: Start, Sustain, Succeed: Art and Design Education in the New Policy Landscape, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, 24th April 2013.

Haslam, J. and Cullen, R., 2013. 'Supporting Art and Design Student Transition into Higher Education', DRS CUMULUS Design Learning for Tomorrow: Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Oslo, Norway, 14th - 17th May 2013, in HiOA Design Learning for Tomorrow, 2nd, p.171.

Other Outputs

Haslam, J. and Cullen, R., 2013. 'Start, Sustain, Succeed: Art and Design Education in the New Policy Landscape', GLAD Conference 2013.

Haslam, J., 2005. 'Best Domestic Product, Chelsea Crafts Fair & Homes & Property Magazine'.