Professor Jess Power

Job Title and Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean – Students
    School of Business, Leadership and Economics

The Associate Dean for Students provides leadership direction and strategic and operational management for the school with regards to learning, teaching and the student experience.

 

About Me

 Prof Power is a Professor of Teaching and Learning at Staffordshire University, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. She currently holds the position of Associate Dean for Students in the School of Business, Leadership and Economics. Prof Power holds various postgraduate qualifications including a doctorate degree from the University of Manchester (UMIST), Master of Business Administration from the University of Huddersfield, Masters of Art from Nottingham Trent University and PGCE HE from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has over 14 years teaching experience and has contributed extensively to the development of quality assurance, policy enhancement both internally and externally at national and international levels. She has led a variety of internally and externally funded research projects and has published widely with over 70 national/international publications, including 2 keynote presentations. Her focus on interdisciplinarity has enabled her to transform the student experience by creating networks for students, staff and the commercial sector, who share common goals of building knowledge communities to develop employability and enterprising skills. In Jan 2017 she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) and since 2013 she has held the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She has co-organised a number of international conferences and is an active member of The Textile Institute sitting on the council, professional qualification commit and publications committee.

Qualifications

Awards Aug 2017 - Professor of Teaching and Learning

2017 - HEA National Teaching Fellow

2016 - Radicon Prize for Best Student on MBA Part-Time

2015 - Reader: Textiles and Apparel (University of Huddersfield)

2012 - Manchester Metropolitan University Shortlisted for Outstanding Feedback in the Student Union Awards 2012 (shortlist – four participants).

2010 - current: Fellow of Textile Institute (member since 1993)

2003 - 2010 Associate of the Textile Institute (member since 1993)

2013 - current Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2005 - 2013 Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications:
 2016 - Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Direction and leadership (QCF)
Chartered Institute of Management

2016 - Master of Business Administration (Distinction)
University of Huddersfield
Dissertation: A best practice model to integrate interdisciplinary collaborations into the UK HE UG experience.

2015 - Diploma of HE in Management Studies (Distinction)
University of Huddersfield

2005 - Manchester Metropolitan University.   
PGCE Higher Education.

2004 UMIST.
Ph.D. Textiles.
Dissertation: A Study of Flat-bed Knitting Technology for Three-Dimensional Preforms Knitted from High Performance Yarns.

1999 - The Nottingham Trent University.
M.A. Fashion and Textiles (Distinction).  
Research based part-time pathway.
Dissertation: A Study into Armhole Shapes for the V-bed Knitting Machine.

1996 - De Montfort University, Leicester.
B.Sc. (Hons) Knitwear Design & Production.
Dissertation: Analysis and Trends in Fancy Yarns and Yarn Production.

 

 

 

Professional Memberships and Activities

2016 – current:  GLAD-Group for Learning in Art and Design (Committee)

2017 – 2020: Textile Institute - Elected Council Member/Trustee
2014 – 2017: Textile Institute - Elected Council Member/Trustee
2011 – 2014: Textile Institute - Elected Council Member/Trustee

2016 – current: Textile Institute - Publication committee
2012 – current: Textile Institute - Professional Accreditation Committee

2004 – 2012 Committee Member - Manchester & Cheshire - Textile Institute Section.
2013 – current: Affiliate Charters Institute of Management
2015 – 2017:  Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Protection - Management Committee - University of Huddersfield

2009 - Reviewer for British Council INSPIRE project


 

Expertise

Prof Power has successfully combined teaching, research and enterprise throughout her career and has a passion for embedding interdisciplinary collaborations into the student experience. She believes that excellence in teaching should be embedded into daily practice and that it should be all encompassing, drawing together a diverse range of knowledge, skills, abilities and attributes. She is particularly interested in contributing to shaping the future of Higher Education through challenge-led learning integrating academic disciplines, creating learning networks and knowledge co-creation. Her innovative approach bridges disciplines and has resulted in best-practice models for integrating interdisciplinarity into teaching and learning (T&L) to develop enterprise and employability skills for higher education students which has led to innovative and valuable social assets.  Her focus on interdisciplinarity has enabled her to transform the student experience by creating networks for individuals, who share the common goal of transferring knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own disciplines, whilst developing employability and enterprising skills. This can be evidenced through the Innovative and Creative Exchange (ICE) and Honeypot Projects.

Prof Power has extensive experience of leading interdisciplinary team projects and working with the commercial/private sector.

Areas of expertise include:

  • T&L – interdisciplinary co-creation,
  • Enterprise,
  • Product Innovation,
  • Fashion/Apparel,
  • Textiles and Material Manufacturing.


Her recent projects have formed a blueprint for innovation in HE T&L and have been widely disseminated through a series of high-profile case studies and have been nationally and internationally recognised as good practice. They feature in The ECT 2015 (Enhancing the Curriculum Toolkit: University of South Wales), in Enhancing Employability through Enterprise Education: Examples of Good Practice in HE, (HEA, 2014) and more recently in The Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal (2016).

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

Prof Power has successfully combined teaching, research and enterprise throughout her career and has a passion for embedding interdisciplinary collaborations into the student experience. She believes that excellence in teaching should be embedded into daily practice and that it should be all encompassing, drawing together a diverse range of knowledge, skills, abilities and attributes. She is particularly interested in contributing to shaping the future of Higher Education through challenge-led learning integrating academic disciplines, creating learning networks and knowledge co-creation. Her innovative approach bridges disciplines and has resulted in best-practice models for integrating interdisciplinarity into teaching and learning (T&L) to develop enterprise and employability skills for higher education students which has led to innovative and valuable social assets.  Her focus on interdisciplinarity has enabled her to transform the student experience by creating networks for individuals, who share the common goal of transferring knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own disciplines, whilst developing employability and enterprising skills. This can be evidenced through the Innovative and Creative Exchange (ICE) and Honeypot Projects.

Prof Power has extensive experience of leading interdisciplinary team projects and working with the commercial/private sector.

Areas of expertise include:
• T&L – interdisciplinary co-creation,
• Enterprise,
• Product Innovation,
• Fashion/Apparel,
• Textiles and Material Manufacturing.
Her recent projects have formed a blueprint for innovation in HE T&L and have been widely disseminated through a series of high-profile case studies and have been nationally and internationally recognised as good practice. They feature in The ECT 2015 (Enhancing the Curriculum Toolkit: University of South Wales), in Enhancing Employability through Enterprise Education: Examples of Good Practice in HE, (HEA, 2014) and more recently in The Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal (2016).

Enterprise and Commercial Awareness:
 July 2012 – Sep 2016: Royal Academy of Engineering £90K
ICE Project – visiting professor scheme
Academic Lead: Jess Power
Funding holder: Liz Towns-Andrews, Bid writers: Liz Towns-Andrews/Emma Hunt
The Innovation and Creative Exchange (ICE) is an inter-school enterprise opportunity for students at the University of Huddersfield. Its primary objective is to bring the best of innovative design and industry thinking into the undergraduate curriculum. I have been instrumental in leading this project networking over 1000 students from across 5 schools across the university. This has been achieved through a combination of guest-lectures, master-classes, workshops, interdisciplinary problem led challenges, sand-pit problem solving, mentoring, industry networking events, proof-of-concept exploitation, and the placement of interdisciplinary interns, bringing together expertise from across the sector. The real impact on learning was demonstrated through the students' comments on skill development, interdisciplinary/collaborative working and entrepreneurial development. 

July 2012 – Sep 2016: Royal Academy of Engineering £90K
Honeypot Project – visiting professor scheme
Academic Lead: Jess Power
Funding holder Liz Towns-Andrews Bid writers: Liz Towns-Andrews/Emma Hunt
Honeypot has provided a stimulating challenging project for the university which I have been fortunate to lead. The primary objective of this project is to provide a rich network for innovation, design and entrepreneurship in engineering and design. A unique aspect of the ‘Honey Pot’ is the specially designed on-line site which we worked with an external partner to develop.  The Honeypot creates a forum to capture ideas, we have supported teams to develop their ideas into concepts using the skill set of their members. Some finalists have gone onto enterprise placement years and have set-up their own businesses and launched through Kickstarter.

Feb 2015 -June 2015 - YIF (ERDF) Wigglebag Project, ~£17K
Principle Investigator- Jess Power
A collaborative project between the University of Huddersfield and a local charity, to provide an innovative solution to the storage of a medical device to improve the quality of care for child-cancer patients. The project included the research, design and prototype for a special harness that safely and comfortably contains the tubing inserted into the chests of youngsters during treatment. I led a team which consisted of various experts from different disciplines to produce an attractive and highly functional harness made from an advanced fabric with anti-bacterial properties. The project had a direct impact on the student experience since I was able to secure extra external funding £2K to enable a final year student to conduct significant sections of the research. Further to this the project secured extra funding of £12K to purchase a highly technical seaming machine, which is now available to all students in the Fashion/Textile Department.

April 2015 - CVF AWARD – non-sewn Technology £1K
Lead Academic – Jess Power

Jan 2015 - Company U&I Wigglebag £1K
PI – Jess Power

Dec 2014 - 3M CVF award (University of Huddersfield) – Wigglebag ~£12K
PI – Jess Power

Dec 2009    - Innovation Voucher Completed NWDA ~£3K
Protective headwear (1 year £3,000)
Bid holder: Jess Power

Oct 2007 – June 2010 Knowledge Transfer Partnership ~£67K
Protective Headwear
Knowledge Based Supervisor
Manufacturer Try and Lilly Ltd

Mar 2006 – Feb 2007 MIRAD – MMU ~£28K
Anthropometrical data in knitted garments.            
Co-bid holder/Project Leader
1 year funding

Short courses and consultancy
2010 - Accredited open professional programme (objective measurement, standard testing and dimensional stability). Income £5K

2007 - Consultancy team for a major sportswear manufacturer - Puma.
Income £6K

2005 - Consultancy team for a major sportswear manufacturer - Puma.
Income £6K
 
2004-2012 - Professional development course for – Textile Testing. Income £5K
(4 courses)
 
2004–2012 - Professional development course for – Knitwear. Income £15K
(12 courses)

2000-2003 - BTTG professional development short courses in knitwear. Income £3K (3 courses)

Publications

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2018) Breaking the rules in pattern cutting: An interdisciplinary approach to promoting creativity in pedagogy. Journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education. (Special IFFTI edition).

Power, J. and Handley, (2017) J. A best-practice model for integrating interdisciplinarity into the Higher Education student experience “Studies in Higher Education”

Power, J., Leaper, D. and Harris, J. (2017) ‘Designing Functional Products for Children with cancer – The International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education 1-6. DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2016.1278466

Power, J. and Jarvis, C. (2017) 2017 Teaching and Learning Conference “Building an Academic community: engaging our students”. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press. ISBN 978-1-86218-152-6

Power, J (July 2017) Developing employability skills through interdisciplinary industry challenges – HEA Annual conference Arts & Humanities strand Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight being held on 4-6 July 2017 at Manchester Conference Centre – accepted interactive breakout session.

Power, J (July 2017) Add a bit of honey to enhance enterprise and employability – HEA Annual conference Arts & Humanities strand Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight being held on 4-6 July 2017 at Manchester Conference Centre – accepted oral presentation

Power, E.J. (2017) User Centred Design, 2nd Integrity and infection prevention conference. University of Huddersfield 26-27th June.

Power, J. (April 2017) Beyond the boundaries of Art and Design.  Exploring Territories: The Changing Landscape of Art and Design in Higher Education’ GLAD Annual conference, Manchester. Thursday 6th April 2017.

Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M.  (April 2017) The persistence of character.  Exploring Territories: The Changing Landscape of Art and Design in Higher Education’ GLAD Annual conference, Manchester. Thursday 6th April 2017. –

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2017) ‘Breaking the Rules in Pattern Cutting: An Interdisciplinary Approach’. In: IFFTI 2017, 28th-30th March 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Power, J. (2017) Chapter 5: Advanced knitting technologies for high performance apparel: Sabir, T. and McLoughlin J. High-performance apparel: materials, developments and applications, Elsevier, London.

Power, J. and Kannara, V. (2016) Best Practice Model for Technology Enhanced Learning in the Creative Arts. Research in learning Technology, The Journal of the Association for Learning Technology.
DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v24.30231
 
Pigott, J. Hargreaves, J. Power, J. Swann, D. (2016) Liminal Hospital Spaces; Corridors to Well-Being? WELL-BEING 2016: Co-Creating Pathways to Well-Being, The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being Hosted by Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK,  Monday 5th September - Tuesday 6th September, 2016

Fleming, L. and Power, J. The future of wound measurements - 3D printing and scanning, 1st International skin conference at the University of Huddersfield on the 27th and 28th June 2016.

Power Honeypot “A creative exchange” for enterprise and employability - Pecha Kucha. International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference IEE 7&9th Sep 2016 – Liverpool.

Power, J. and Fleming, L. “Impacting on the UG experience through interdisciplinary industry collaborations - ICE – workshop.  International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference 7&9 Sep 2016 – Liverpool.

Ritchie, J., Tinker, A. and Power, J. (2016) ‘The effectiveness of Design Thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning’. In: Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities. Glasgow: The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses. Post conference publication

Power, E. J. (2016) 24 hour interdisciplinary Challenge, Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal - Enabling More Active Entrepreneurial Classrooms Through Sharing, Learning & Doing ISSN: 2374-4200 (online) Volume 1, page 70-75. Issue SI-ETC (special issue is a collaboration with “ETCToolkit” www.etctoolkit.org.uk). http://launchideas.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EEEJ-Issue-ETC-Special-Issue.pdf

Power, E.J., Harris, J.M. and Leaper, D.J. (2016) Using QFD As A Method To Develop Functional Medical Products For Children With Cancer. The 90th Textile Institute world conference 25-28th April 2016.

Greenwood, L., Power, E.J., and Harris, J.M. (2016) The power of the forecaster: An exploration into the value of trend forecasting for the survival of SME’s in the creative industry The 90th Textile Institute world conference 25-28th April 2016.

Power, E.J. and Almond, K. (2016) The Plenary – 2016 Creative Cut. The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting 24th and 25th February 2016. University of Huddersfield, UK

Almond, K and Power, E.J. (2016) The Progress of creative pattern cutting. The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting 24th and 25th February 2016. University of Huddersfield, UK

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2016) ‘Guest Editorial Second Special Edition ‘Creative Cut’’ The International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education , 9 (2), pp. 95-96. ISSN 1754-3266
DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2016.1181352

Almond, K. and Power, J. (2016) The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting Abstracts . University of Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 9781862181380

Ritchie, J. Tinker, A. and Power, J. (2015) 'The effectiveness of Design Thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning'. Futurescan3 conference Glasgow - - has been accepted for presentation at the conference

Power, E.J. Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration through ICE and Honeypot – Academic Champion - Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professors Conference, Aston University, 19-20th Nov 2015. (Invited speaker)

Pigott, J., Swann, D., Hargreaves, J. and Power, E.J. Hospitalisation: A study investigating the personalisation of sterile domains. Poster presentation - Design for Health 3rd European conference, Sheffield UK (13-16th July 2015).
 
Power, E. J. (2015) 24 hour interdisciplinary (Design) Challenge (QAA1,2,3,6), Enhancing the Curriculum (ETC) University of South Wales: A Toolkit of Teaching Techniques Case Examples: http://www.etctoolkit.org.uk/science-technology-engineering-and-maths/materials/
 
Power, J., Harris, J. and Leaper, D. (2015) ‘Improving everyday life experiences for young children with cancer’ Discover .
 
Power, Jess and Kannara, Vidya (2015) Building an aesthetic VLE for creative visual learners. ALT Annual Conference 2015: Shaping the future of learning together. University of Manchester, 8-10 September 2015.
 
Power, J. (2015) Integration Of Performance Materials Into The Clothing Curriculum, In The proceedings of Global Textile Congress, Feb 13-15, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand. – Invited speaker.
 
Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R., Walker, M. (2015) Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership, How the leadership style of Sir Alec Clegg could impact educational renewal through retreat today, BELMAS July 10-12, 2015, Reading, UK

Power, J. E. (2015) Chapter 13: Yarn to fabric: knitting: Sinclar, R. ed Textiles and fashion: materials, design and technology Woodhead, London.
 
Bailey, R. and Power, J. (2014) ‘Editorial for 'Re-writing the Archive'’ Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. ISSN 1753-5190 DOI: 10.1386/jwcp.7.3.353_2
 
Calvert, S., Power, J., Ryall, H., and Bills, P. (2014) Reconstructing textile heritage, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 7 Number 3 415-423 DOI: 10.1386/jwcp.7.3.415_1
 
Mills, A., Power, J. Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2014) That which is not yet there  Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 7 Number 3 517-531. DOI: 10.1386/jwcp.7.3.517_1
 
Power, E. J.  (Dec 2014) The 24 hour challenge: creating a multidiscipline environment for, design and entrepreneurship in engineering and design. Enhancing Employability through Enterprise Education: example of Good Practice in Higher education HEA case study. P22, In Owens, J. and Tibby, M (2014) Enhancing employability through enterprise education: Examples of good practice in higher education. The Higher Education Academy UK

Calvet, S., Power, J., Bills, P. and Ryall, H. (2014) Digital 3D Reconstruction of Historical Textile Fragment, In The proceedings of Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces. University of Huddersfield 26-27th Nov 2014

Power, E.J., Fleming, L. and Smith, K. (2014) A Honeypot of rich ideas – Building online communities to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration between creative arts and engineering ALT Sep 2014

Power, J. (2014) A New Methodology For The Integration Of Performance Materials Into The Clothing Curriculum, In The proceedings of The 89th Textile Institute World Conference, November 2-6, 2014, Wuhan, China, pp. 614-618 ISBN 978-1-84626-xxx-x

Calvert, S.,  Ryall, H., Power, J. and Bills, P. (2014) Digital 3d Reconstruction Of Historical Textile Fragment, In The proceedings of The 89th Textile Institute World Conference, November 2-6, 2014, Wuhan, China, pp. 966-970  ISBN 978-1-84626-xxx-x

Power, E. J. and Fleming, L. (2014) The ICE and Honeypot experience, Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme, 24th April 2014 University of Huddersfield.

Power, E.J. and Kannara V. (2014) Do we use the VLE effectively to innovate/transform learning in creative arts? University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference, 23 June 2014.

Power, E.J. and Kannara V. (2014) Using the VLE in creative arts and Humanities? Teaching and learning and assessment Day, Notre Dame Catholic Sixth form College, Leeds.  2nd July 2014.

Power, J. Kannara, V. and Marsh, J. (2014) Do we use the VLE effectiviely to innovate/transform learning in creative arts? Poster presentation GLAD Conference 2014. Sheffield Hallam University 27th Feb 2014

Power, J. (2014) An Exploration into Technology Enhanced Learning for Large Cohorts of Apparel Students. Special Issue - Effective active Learning and Teaching in Fashion and Textiles Business Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. 18(4)44-56.

Power, J. (2013) Fabric objective measurements for commercial 3D virtual garment
Simulation. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology 25 (6) pp 423-439
29. Power, Ellis, Kannara, Fisher and Marsh (2013) An exploration of institutional blockages in relation to the use and development of the VLE. 20th annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology. University of Nottingham, 10-12 September 2013.

McLoughlin, J., Cashman, P., Power, J., Ledbury, J., (2013), ‘A Smart Textile for Measuring the Impact of Energy used in Competitive Contact Sports’, In: ISBN 978-09566419-4-6, The Textile Institute International Conference: Advances in Functional Textiles, 25 - 26th July, Manchester,

Power, J., Ellis, C. Kannara, V., Fisher, B. and Marsh, J. (March 2013) ‘Technology enhanced learning in the creative arts and humanities’. Poster presentation March 2013 – SEPD Annual Research Conference, University of Huddersfield.

Power, Jess (2012) Sustainable developments in knitting. International Journal of Business and Globalisation. 9 (1) pp 1-11. ISSN 1753-3627  DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2012.047519

Power, Jess (2012) Embedding employability into an active learning curriculum. In: The 88th Textile Institute World Conference 2012, 15th-17th May 2012, Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN 978-0-9566419-3-9

Power, E. J. (2012) Promoting employability skills through active learning. 2nd Employability, Citizenship and Enterprise Conference. 27th March 2012, Manchester, UK.

Adu-Boakye, S., Power, Jess, Wallace, T. and Chen, Z. (2012) Development of a Sizing System for Ghanaian Women For The Production Of Ready-To-Wear Clothing. In: The 88th Textile Institute World Conference 2012, 15th-17th May 2012, Selangor, Malaysia. ISBN 978-0-9566419-3-9

Jefferson, A. M., Power, E. J. and Rowe, H. (2012) Enhancing the employability of fashion students through the use of 3D CAD.  Fashion Beyond Borders 14th Annual Conference for the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI). 17th – 23rd March 2012, Jaipur, India. Pending

Power, E. J., Apeagyei, P. R. and Jefferson, A. M.  (2011) Integrating 3D Scanning Data & Textile Parameters into Virtual Clothing. 2nd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies. 25-26 October 2011 in Lugano, Switzerland.

Disele, P. L. P., Tyler, D. and Power, E. J., (2011) Conserving and Sustaining Culture through Traditional Dress.Journal of Social Development in Africa 26 (1)
 
Power, E. J. (2010) Devising a product development curriculum to promote industry ready apparel graduates.  The Textile Institute Centenary Conference. Conference Proceedings: Manchester UK, 2-4th Nov 2010. ISBN .

Brownbridge, K. & Power, E. J. (2010) Anthropometric Practices & the complete Garment.  The Textile Institute Centenary Conference. Conference Proceedings: Manchester UK, 2-4th Nov 2010. ISBN
 
Power, E. J. (July 2010) Examination of issues effecting the teaching and learning of large cohorts within practical based subjects. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.  3 (2) 55-66.
 
Blanco-Velo, J., Lea-Greenwood, G., Power, J. and Tyler, D. (July 2010) Ethical, eco, organic, green…what does it all mean? EIRASS (The European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies) Conference. Conference Proceedings: Istanbul. Turkey, July 2-5th July 2010.
 
Power, E. J. and Oteino, R. (2008) Investigating the Relationship Between Anthropometrical Data and Fully Shaped Knitted Garments in UK Manufacturing, Textile Institute 86th World Conference.   Conference Proceedings: Hong Kong, 18-21st Nov 2008. ISBN 978-962-367-628-1.
 
Kuma-Kpobee, M., Power, J. and Otieno, .R (2008) Utilisation of Traditional Dress: The case of the Slit and Kaba in Ghana. Textile Institute 86th World Conference. Conference Proceedings: Hong Kong, 18-21st Nov 2008. ISBN 978-962-367-628-1.
 
Power, J. (2008) Chapter 9: Developments in Apparel Knitting Technology:  Fairhurst, C. ed Advances in Apparel Production, Woodhead, London.
 
Power, J. (Aug 2008) Measuring up Knitting International, 114 (1360) 40-41. World Textile Publications.

Power, J. (July 2008) Size Matters Knitting International, 114 (1359) 34-35. World Textile Publications.

Power, J. (Fall 2007) Functional to Fashionable: Knitwear’s Evolution Throughout
the Last Century and into the Millennium Journal of Textile Apparel Technology and Management. 5 (4) 1-16.

Kuma-Kpobee, M., Power, J. and Otieno, .R (2007) Utilisation of Traditional Dress: The Case of the Slit and Kaba in Ghana . Ars Textrina International Textiles Conference (Textile Territories Past. Present & Future). Conference Proceedings: Ulster Belfast, 11th & 12th September 2007.
 
Power, E. J. (2007) An Examination into Textile Education by Active Research Textile Institute 85th World Conference. Conference Proceedings: Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1st – 3rd March 2007. ISBN 1870372677

Power, E. J. and Otieno R. (2007) Study of Anthropometrical Data in Knitted Garments, Textile Institute 85th World Conference. Conference Proceedings: Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1st – 3rd March 2007. ISBN 1870372677

Power, E. J. (Nov 2005) Are we equipped for wearables, Textile Asia. XXXVI (11) 74-78. ISSN: 0049-3554
 
Power, E. J. (2005) Are we equipped for wearables, Textile Institute 84th World Conference. Conference Proceedings: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 22nd – 25th March 2005. ISBN 1870372670

Power, J. (Winter 2004) Knitting shells in the third Dimension. Journal of Textile Apparel Technology and Management. 3 (4) 1-13. ISSN: 1533-0915

Power, E. J. and Dias, T. (2003) Knitting of Electroconductive Yarns. Institute of Electrical Engineers: Eurowearables ’03.  Conference Proceedings: Pages 55-60, Venue:  The University of Birmingham, UK, 4th – 5th Sep 2003 ISBN 0852962827, Video link to conference presentation:
http://iee.datmedia.co.uk/datpresenter/player/player.html?media=real&cat
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ic:20030147 DOI: 10.1049/ic:20030147

Power, E. J., Dias, T. and Cooke, W.D. (2002) A Study of Flat-bed Knitting Technology for Three-dimensional Preforms. World Congress: Knitting for the 21st Century. Conference Proceedings: Pages 189-199, Venue: UMIST Conference Centre Manchester UK, 7th – 8th Oct 2002.

Research Interests

My publication record reflects my broad range of interests in:

  • T&L – interdisciplinary co-creation,
  • Enterprise,
  • Product Innovation,
  • Fashion/Apparel,
  • Textiles and Material Manufacturing.

My academic expertise and specialist knowledge spans both fashion and textiles, and crosses into other disciplines (business and management, health, engineering and education) as evidenced in my publication record. Further to this I have examined at PhD and Masters Levels across a range of areas.

Interdisiplinarity
The ICE and Honeypot projects have been widely disseminated through a series of high-profile case studies and have been nationally and internationally recognised as good practice. They feature in The ECT 2015 (Enhancing the Curriculum Toolkit: University of South Wales), in Enhancing Employability through Enterprise Education: Examples of Good Practice in HE, (HEA, 2014) and more recently in The Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal (2016). Building on from the case-studies already published Prof Prof was invited to speak at the annual conference for the visiting professors scheme at the RAE (Nov 2015). Her reputation in the field of interdisciplinarity in HE is demonstrated presenting at leading national conferences 2017 and 2018 HEA Annual Conferences, 2016 EEEJ and the Group for Learning in A&D (GLAD) Annual Conference (April 2017).

Whilst taking a lead role in T&L Prof has remained active in her discipline of Fashion and Textiles. During the last 15 years she has been incrementally developing research in the area of 3D shaping textiles and experimental and novel methods of exploiting flat-bed knitting. pattern cutting and anthropometrics. In her earlier work she lead a MIRIAD-funded project investigating the relationships between anthropometrical data and knitted garments. This lead to successful supervision of five PhD students and conference and journal papers. More recently she co-organised the international conference “Creative Pattern Cutting” at the UoH (Feb 2016), chairing the education stream and co-led the editorial for the special edition of Journal of Fashion, Design, Technology and Education. Since Sep 2016 she has been co-editor for the Textile Institute CRC Professional Publication Series, this is a newly-established international publication launched in Sep 2016.

PhD supervision and PhD conferment:

  • PhD (2017) - Francesca Richardson: Raising the value of the museum archive through the practice of contemporary textile and surface craft to inform Northern England cultural identities – University of Huddersfield (Terminated supervision due to leaving workplace).
  • PhD (2015)– Jane Ritchie: An Investigation into the Effectiveness of design thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning – University of Huddersfield (Terminated supervision due to leaving workplace).
  • PhD (2015) – Jo Pigott: Hospitalisation: A study looking at the Personalisation of the Sterile Domains? - How the Design of Liminal Hospital Spaces can Improve the Well Being of NHS Patients (Terminated supervision due to leaving workplace).
  • PhD (2014)– Ryan Wilkinson: Aesthetic Design in Virtual Learning Environments (Terminated supervision due to leaving workplace).
  • PhD (2014) – Allie Mills: The implementation of Art and Design Education Policy from 1950-1980 in the West Ridings with particular reference to the work of Sir Alex Clegg – University of Huddersfield (Terminated supervision due to leaving workplace).
  • PhD – Naren Sridhar (2013) - The role of ‘Product Design’ (Product Appearance) in influencing Consumer Behaviour: A socio-psychological cultural analysis of young Indian adults as consumers and the catering design processes – University of Huddersfield (Terminated supervision due to leaving workplace).
  • Conferred MA (by research) – Conferred 2016 – Laura Greenwood: The Power of the Forecaster. University of Huddersfield
  • MA (by research) Conferred 2015 – Jane Ritchie: An Investigation into the Effectiveness of design thinking techniques to enhance undergraduate student learning. University of Huddersfield
  • PhD – Conferred Aug 2013 – Potlako Diesle: A social and cultural study of traditional dress in contemporary Botswana – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PhD – Conferred 2013 - Phoebe Apeagyei: The achievement and provision of fit and its impact on CAD technology – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PhD – Conferred May 2012 - Stella Adu-Boakye: Development of a sizing system for Ghanaian woman for the production of ready to wear clothing – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PhD – Conferred Dec 2012 – Kathryn Brownbridge: Development of an analytical model for anthropometric practices and applications regarding 3D garment technologies for the UK women’s knitwear industry. – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PhD – Conferred June 2009 – Mercy Kuma-Kpobee: Determination of a sizing system for mass customisation of Ghanaian women's traditional dress: and a conceptual framework for small and medium scale enterprises – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • MPhil – Conferred June 2012 - Aileen Jefferson: 3D CAD technology and its implementation within fashion students – Manchester  Metropolitan University #
  • Masters by Research – Conferred 2010 – Gerard Duff: Quality Function Deployment for a typical SME – Manchester  Metropolitan University

Teaching Projects Feb 2017- Jan 2020: National Teaching Fellow 2016 - Award £5K (external)

Aug 2016-Nov 2016: Project 8b -  Promoting Guest Speakers within the school: A platform for integration
The new system will streamline the process of organising Guest Lectures and similar events. Organisation of such events potentially have a very good publicity value for the courses by demonstrating engagement with industry. Staff that organise such lectures usually have to invest a lot of their time and effort into the administrative activities of promoting and distributing information of these events to students. So this system can take off this burden from staff and will also maintain a central record of good practice. We can also maximise opportunities by collaborating across the school. £4K (Internal)

July 2015-June 2016: SharePoint T&L development and automated student satisfaction actions
The project moved the T&L resource from Blackboard onto Share point, building and visual interface for the school, automated search functions and preference list.

2014-2015: Building creative resource in Unilearn (Blackboard)
Project to build interfaces for design programmes that are user friendly and visually attractive. Impact NSS fashion design. £9K (Internal)

Sep 2012-Jan 2014: TALI – University of Huddersfield – bid holder
Technology enhanced learning in the creative arts and humanities
18th Months – £11,843.52
This project investigated knowledge gaps in digital literacy within creative arts and humanities and suitable strategies to close them. A mixed methodology was utilised and a collaboration between two schools involving two academic staff and two technical staff to investigate models to promote best practice in the use of VLE within creative arts. The project was successful leading to the appointment of a 12 month discipline hopping intern to develop a new interface to improve aesthetics and navigation of the universities VLE. This impacted directly on the student and staff experience and improved digital literacy within the school and beyond.

July 2006-June 2007: Manchester Metropolitan University – bid holder
Fellow in Academic Practice (0.25 - buyout)
Exploration into autonomous learning strategies for large class sizes.

Contact

Prof Jess Power
t: +44 (0)1782 294000
e: ejp2@staffs.ac.uk