Lucy Turner

Lecturer/Course Leader Foundation Art & Design

Personal Profile

Lucy Turner studied BA (Hons) Knitwear Design at Nottingham Trent University. She spent 9 years working in the Fashion Industry before turning to teaching as an alternative career. She has held the role of Course Leader at Oxford Brookes University since April 2011 and before that she worked on the course as an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Textiles and as the Admissions Tutor. Her experience in the Fashion Industry was as a Knitwear Designer. Lucy started as a graduate designer working for Dorothy Perkins following a successful work placement with Abercrombie and Fitch. Moving into freelance work Lucy eventually ran her own Knitwear Portfolio business, Design Solutions Ltd, working for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Ralph Lauren, DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few.

Professional Qualifications

2008 - 2010PGCE Post Compulsory EducationBath Spa University
1995 - 1999BA (Hons) Knnitwear DesignNottingham Trent University
1994 - 1995BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignOxford Brookes University

Membership of External Bodies & Organisations

2011 - presentOxford Art Teach
2009 - 2011Progress South Central – attended events


Sept 2010HEIF 4 Business Enterprise Initiatives awarded for development of Arts Short Courses and Summer School
April 2010HEIF 4 Business Enterprise Initiatives awarded for market research and development of Arts Short Courses and Summer School
Feb 2010Progress South Central Crisp Funding awarded for Art Factor Forum Conference for A level and Foundation students in Oxfordshire (Project Managed conference organisation)

Work Experience

2008 - PresentOxford Brookes University – Lecturer in Fashion Textiles Costume
2008 - 2010Bath Spa University – Lecturer in Fashion Textiles
2008 - 2010City of Bath College - Lecturer in Fashion Textiles
09/2006 - 09/2008Freelance Textiles Designer
06/2003 - 01/2006DSUK (Design Solutions Ltd under new Ownership) Director and owner of knitwear Design Agency
03/2001 - 5/2003Design Solutions Ltd - Freelance Knitwear Designer
05/2001 - 05/2002GIRAFFE - Freelance Designer and Product Developer
09/1999 - 03/2001Dorothy Perkins - Maternity Designer and Design Room Assistant
01/1998 - 07/1998Jumpers Ltd - Design Room Assistant
06/1997 - 12/1997Abercrombie and Fitch USA - Knitwear Design Assistant
Lucy Turner


School of Arts

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP