Ayshen Ali is acting course leader for BSc Fashion Management. She is an early graduate of the London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Management course. After which, she went on to work in buying, within companies such as Burberry, Harrods and ASOS. She worked on selecting ranges for the customers and dealing with many luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren, Missoni, D&G, Paul Smith and Moschino. She has been teaching Fashion Management since 2013, and has taught at UCA and Instituto Marangoni. She completed her PGCE in 2013 and completed her MA Creative Arts Education in 2018 with Distinction, her thesis focused on graduate employability. Ayshen is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy. She has a keen interest in student engagement, developing innovative and industry relevant course content, as well as embedding employability skills into curriculum and has published research regarding this. Read Ayshen's full profile here.
Angie Lench is the Programme Director for the Leadership and Management programme. Her strengths lie in her industry experience spanning more than 20 years working in international fashion retail management as well as buying and merchandising. She has held numerous positions with successful retailers such as Selfridges and TK Maxx including senior buyer and head of merchandising. Her teaching career has been previously established at the Fashion Retail Academy. She has been instrumental in developing fashion retail-specific courses including a Foundation degree in Fashion Retail Management for over 10 years, maintaining her connection with the fashion industry. In addition she is already an established final year dissertation tutor in the Fashion Business School at LCF. Angie has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management.
Heather Delaney is a Product Management Lecturer for the Fashion Business School, working across Bsc & Msc Fashion Management programmes. Heather’s expertise lies within Fashion Buying and Product Development following 15 years in the fashion industry. Heather has worked for the retailers Ralph Lauren, Mothercare and Arcadia during this time. The bulk of Heather’s experience is within the Childrenswear industry. Heather’s research interests lie within circularity, the slow fashion movement and how the global fashion industry can adapt its policies and practices to protect the planet whilst maintaining a profitable business and the changing store environment and how this needs to be adapted to the ever-changing consumer. Heather holds a BA (Hons) Fashion Management degree from London College of Fashion.
Dr Liang Lu is a Senior Lecturer in e-Commerce at the Fashion Business School. She is the Course Leader of the Integrated MSc. Strategic Fashion Management. She is also a Research Member at the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia (UEA), where she previously held a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Before her post-doc, Liang obtained a fully funded Ph.D. in Economics at UEA (2017), an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (2013) and a BSc in Business Economics from UEA (2011). Liang's research interests include Industrial Organisation, Competition and Consumer Policy and Behavioural and Experimental Economics, with applications to e-commerce, fashion and regulated sectors such as energy and water. Read Liang's full profile here and here.
Dr Affan Hameed joined the Fashion Business School at UAL in 2018 as a lecturer in quantitative methods. He obtained his BBA (distinction) with major in Finance at the Lahore School of Economics (2010), having studied under a four-year scholarship on merit. Thereafter, Affan completed his masters in Finance (distinction) at the Queen’s University Belfast (2011). In 2018 Affan was awarded a PhD. in Finance by the ICMA Center, Henley Business School at the University of Reading. He has interned in several roles such as operational analyst, investment analyst and accounts assistant at large financial institutions (JS Investments, Bank Alfalah, and Holiday Inn) and was also employed in the public sector as a statistical officer in Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Affan’s research interest lies in corporate governance and corporate finance. After his masters, Affan conducted hands-on lab sessions in Financial Econometrics at Queen’s University Belfast. During his PhD., Affan gained three years of teaching experience in the following modules: Corporate Governance, Financial Engineering, Securities, Options and Derivatives, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Affan also worked in various financial institutions including the Mergers & Acquisition Department at Mercer, London during his PhD. Currently, Affan teaches the areas of Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, Corporate Finance and Risk Management, and Principles of Business.
Dr Stine Hedegaard is a lecturer in Fashion Management and advisor on Sustainable Consumption and Sustainability Strategy Challenges. She has a background in consumer insights and for the past 10 years she has focused on the intersection of consumer insights and sustainability. She has substantial experience in the fashion industry, working for brands such as COS and H&M, and from her role as development director at Danish Fashion Institute. She holds a PhD in Organization and Management (Copenhagen Business School), an MSc in Social Psychology (London School of Economics and Political Science) an MSc in Psychology (University of Copenhagen) and a BSc in Psychology (University of Copenhagen).
Dr Shuyu Lin’s expertise lies in value creation and appropriation in the fashion ecosystem. Her research aims to extend the application of network-based strategic management and social capital theories to the discipline of aesthetic innovation. Exploring both structural and relational mechanism in open innovation has been at the centre of her research interest. Following a BA in Journalism, Shuyu pursued her career in the fashion industry as a PR consultant and fashion editor. She then received the degree of MSc in Management with Marketing and PhD in Management from the University of Bath.
Adrian Gauci is Lecturer in Fashion Management with teaching experience specialising in Fashion Marketing, Leadership, HRM and Strategy at leading universities in New York and London. Adrian published articles in the Journal of International Business and Law and was CEO of the American Marketing Association chapter at Hofstra University in New York. Adrian also attended several academic conferences in the US and UK. He is also certified in public speaking by Toastmasters International. He led consultancies at Merrill Lynch Centre and other enterprise software corporations in New York. Adrian run his own consultancy based in London and New York. Adrian read a dual MBA with distinction in Management and International Business at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business in New York on full international academic scholarship. Adrian was also awarded a Master in Integrated Marketing Communications from San Diego State University and University of Malta. He was ranked on the Dean's list on both courses. Adrian was recently awarded a teaching excellence award from LCF for his MBA teachings and a Teaching Fellow Award from the LSE Management Department. Adrian led business development teams in New York and London and also works in industry consultancy projects. His hobby is portraits photography using analogue and having a drama degree is also acted in several motion pictures for international cinema release.
Ronit Zilkha studied fashion design in London, after which she launched her eponymous collection. Her unique designs, including inspired eveningwear and daywear, have been worn by members of the Royal family, celebrities, stars and fashion editors the world over, showcasing at London Fashion Week for 15 consecutive years. The Ronit Zilkha label achieved international recognition and success, as well as having eighteen independent Ronit Zilkha stores, and concessions in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and House of Fraser. With 27 years’ experience in the fashion industry Ronit is a Year 1 Tutor & Lecturer in BSc Fashion Management/MSc Strategic Fashion Management, MA Fashion Design Management, Grad Dip Fashion Management and BA Fashion Marketing courses, leading masterclasses, lectures and workshops whilst contributing to curriculum development.
Dr Max Tookey is a Lecturer in Management (Quantitative Methods) and is the Second Year Tutor at the Fashion Business School. Max’s academic background is in Psychology and Social Science, having studied at the Universities of Bath, Oxford, Cardiff and the University of East Anglia. After working for a period of time an Occupational Psychologist, Max embarked on an career in academia, having held positions at University College Cork (Ireland), the University of Bath, the University of East Anglia (UEA), the University of the West of England (UWE), the University of Greenwich and the University of Brighton. He has extensive experience of teaching Research Methods, Organisational Behaviour and Social Psychology, and has supervised numerous projects up to doctoral level. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has received various teaching awards, in addition to achieving a recognised qualification in counselling. In 2013 Max completed his PhD at UEA on Psychological Contracts in Academia, and has published in various peer-reviewed journals in the areas of career-related behaviour and ethical behaviour in the workplace. He is interested in developing research on the applicability of these areas to the creative industries and would like to supervise further doctoral projects.
Sanjeev Davidson is an experienced international management consultant working with global lifestyle brands, fashion start-up communities, academia, media, and international organisations. He is a recognised executive mentor specialising in fashion brand management. Sanjeev has collaborated with British Council, British Fashion Council, Design Council, Chinese National Garment Association, Jakarta Fashion Week, Fashion Matters, Fashion Digital Talks and Vice Media on a range of projects related to the Future of Fashion, Sustainability, Building Better Brands, Business Acceleration, E-commerce, the Impact of Technology and Changing Consumer Demands. He completed his MA in Design Studies at Central Saint Martins in 2000. Sanjeev has also guest lectured and provided mentorship at various international universities and design schools.
Dr Lan Wang is lecturer in Economics and Finance at the Fashion Business School. Lan is a member in Centre for Business and Climate Change at University of Edinburgh Business School. She has been completed PhD in climate finance at University of Edinburgh, MSc in Carbon Finance from University of Edinburgh (2013), and MSc in Corporate Finance from ICMA Centre, University of Reading (2010). Lan had two-year financial industrial working experience at Bank of China and participated in consulting and research projects granted by World Bank and British Consulate Guangdong General in China. She also gained teaching experience in the modules of Principle of Finance and Energy Finance during her PhD. Lan research interest is in green finance, sustainable investment, climate policy, and carbon market design. She has published on Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research in carbon market efficiency.
Richard Mkoloma Unit Leader and Lecturer, Fashion Management / Fashion Design Professional.
An alum of the LCF design school, Richard brings 20 years as a designer and consultant providing creative and advisory services for global brands. His expertise lies in developing start-ups, niche labels and strategic brand concepts and collections that bridge the gap between fashion, lifestyle and sportswear. Commercially astute with a considered sensibility for aesthetic fusion; a culmination of his experience in sportswear, tailoring, denim, premium fashion and music.
Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, USA & The Netherlands with extensive experience creating, researching and developing collections across Asia and Europe. Notable clients and projects include Nonchalant, South African fashion week platform African Fashion International, Adidas Originals, Mo Saique footwear, Puma & Hussein Chalayan, Sean John [blue] and Michiko Koshino. He also enjoys working on personally rewarding creative & skills building initiatives for young people and has collaborated with charities and education organisations.
Richard is a visiting lecturer at the INSEEC business university and he recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication at UAL. His practice seeks to cohesively deepen the connections between creativity and management processes.