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Dr Emmanuel Silva

Head of Research Co-ordination Fashion Business School
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
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Dr. Emmanuel Sirimal Silva is Head of Research Coordination: Fashion Business School and Principal Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Prior to his current role, Emmanuel joined LCF as a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods in 2015 and also held the post of Course Leader MSc (Integrated) Strategic Fashion Management. During Emmanuel's tenure as Course Leader, the course achieved an impressive 94.4% overall student satisfaction rating through the 2019 National Student Survey. In 2021, Emmanuel developed and launched the innovative and world's first MSc Fashion Analytics and Forecasting at LCF.

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles with over 1430 citations (Google Scholar). His publications appear in highly ranked and well-reputed journals such as; International Journal of Forecasting, International Marketing Review, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Forecasting, Physica A, Research in Economics, Applied Economics, Fluctuation and Noise Letters, and International Economics (to name a few).

As an applied statistician, Emmanuel has diverse research interests which include time series analysis and forecasting with Singular Spectrum Analysis with applications in fashion business, tourism, and economics.

Emmanuel is the recipient of a BSc (Hons) Economics and Actuarial Science, an MSc Risk Management from the University of Southampton, UK, PG Cert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication (University of the Arts London), and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the Bournemouth University, UK. He is recognized as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Research Outputs




Current research students

  • Lauren Junestrand Leal, “Extending the life of fashion through circularity: an exploration into consumer behaviour towards clothing utilisation and consequent strategic opportunities for fashion brands.” (Joint supervisor)
  • Minji Seo, Fashion Innovation System Policy: Probing regional innovation systems to optimise digital manufacturing for fashion designers (Joint supervisor)
  • Bruce Sinclair, “The Super Bowl of Fashion”: Understanding the Relationship Between Culture and Commerce in the Rise of the Met Gala. (Joint supervisor)


Business & management, and science
Fashion business