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.
Liz Gee is associate dean of the Fashion Business School. Liz has been teaching financial management and corporate strategy at the London College of Fashion since 2006. Liz is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and as a Chartered Manager is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. Liz has fashion industry financial experience as treasurer of Debenhams plc and as a corporate banker with Barclays plc. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Liz completed her MA in Academic Practice at UAL in 2014 with a thesis on the pedagogy of enterprise and employability and recently received a UAL award for Teaching Excellence. Liz’s subject-related research interests lie in new funding paradigms for fashion businesses and she is currently writing several chapters of a textbook of Strategic Fashion Management. Read Liz Gee's full profile here.
Sally Bain is Placement Year Leader: Diploma in Professional Studies (DiPS). She is widely networked in the fashion industry and an active member of The Chambers retail network group. She has a wealth of industry experience with a career spanning Journalism (including Editor of Drapers), Retail Analysis (Head of Research and Publications at Verdict / Senior Analyst at Mintel), Retail / Communications consultancy (including with The Chambers group) and Lecturing on Marketing and Retail Futures at a variety of UK universities. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of the Arts, and in 2012 was presented with the UAL Award for Teaching Excellence.
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.
Dr Emmanuel Silva is course leader for the Integrated MSc in Strategic Fashion Management and senior lecturer in Quantitative Methods. He holds a BSc (Hons) Economics and Actuarial Science (2011) and MSc. Risk Management (2012) from the University of Southampton, PG Cert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication from UAL, and PhD Statistics (2016) from Bournemouth University (BU) in UK. Emmanuel is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since joining the Fashion Business School in 2015, Emmanuel has been responsible for the evolution and enhanced integration of Quantitative Methods within the curriculum and supervises the quantitative research components of all MSc Final Major Projects. In recognition of his contribution to teaching and learning, Emmanuel was awarded a 2017 UAL Teaching Award. His research interest is in Time Series Analysis and Forecasting with Singular Spectrum Analysis. Emmanuel has presented his research at several international conferences and has a portfolio of 30 published journal articles (with several ABS ranked 2*, 3* and 4* publications) with over 380 citations. Read Dr Emmanuel Silva's full profile here.
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.