Claire Watson

Claire Watson


  • Director of Online and Hybrid Education

Research interests

The Yorkshire Fashion Archive

Based in the School of Design, the archive chronicles the cultural history of Yorkshire and aims to reflect changing social attitudes and influences, economic prosperity, global trends and the regional technical excellence in textiles and clothing over a 100 year period through clothing, accessories, photographs, film archive and narratives. Claire Watson hopes to develop a new perspective on Yorkshire life through the investigation of clothing choices and tastes. This project will also give close scrutiny to an examination of the expansion of the clothing and textile industry throughout Yorkshire and examine the home dressmaking skills in the region.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • MA Fashion & Textiles
  • BA Constructed Textiles

Professional memberships

  • Association of Supliers to the British Clothing Industry
  • Association of Fashion & Textile Courses
  • Graduate Fashion Foundation
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research groups and institutes

  • PRIA