After graduating from the University of Leeds, Elaine Evans worked as a garment technician in two roles, including made-to-measure, before joining the School of Design in 2001, and is now a Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Programme Leader for the BA Fashion Design programme. Her teaching specialism is garment technology, construction and pattern cutting.
Elaine is a member and secretary of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive Executive Committee, and oversees the management and care of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive. The Yorkshire Fashion Archive is a research hub within the Fashion area at the University of Leeds' School of Design which explores interactions between clothing and social / cultural history, and the collection informs teaching at all levels in Fashion Design. Elaine has also supervised a number of volunteers and interns in the YFA to enable hands-on practice in an archive.
- Deputy Programme Leader in Fashion Design
- Secretary to the Yorkshire Fashion Archive Executive Committee
- Access to Leeds tutor for Fashion Design
- BA (Hons) French and Textiles
- Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Elaine Is involved in teaching at all levels of the undergraduate Fashion Design programme and also contributes to teaching and supervision on the MA Fashion Enterprise and Society and MSc Textiles programmes.
Elaine previously co-supervised a PhD project based on nonwovens in apparel.