BA (Hons) coursesFashion

Staff Research

The academic course team are actively involved in staff development activities which provide an opportunity to engage in discussion on learning and teaching issues in the HE sector and to share best practice.

They undertake developmental activities in scholarship and research, both feeding directly into the course delivery and development.

Anne Chaisty

Anne Chaisty joined the Arts University Bournemouth in 2009 as Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Studies. Anne’s specialist area of research is ‘The representation of Beauty Diversity in the Fashion Industry’.

Anne first teaching post was in illustration at the University of Derby.

In April 2011 Anne was invited to give specialist Lecture on Fashion Jewellery to MA Fashion Students at Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan and in 2012 was awarded by the organisation ‘All Walks Beyond Catwalk’ title of ‘ Fashion Diversity Activist’.

In 2013 Anne became Subject Area Leader for Fashion for BA,  International Summer Schools and short courses and Co-ordinator for Research and Knowledge Transfer – Fashion & Textiles. Anne has held External Examiner roles at Ravensbourne for BA (Hons) Fashion and South East Essex for Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Commiunication courses and is currently External Examiner the University of East London for BA (Hons) Fashion Design.

In 2014, Anne became a Member of the Executive Committee for Graduate Fashion Week.

Her current research includes ‘Beauty by Design’ – Fashioning the Renaissance, an Exhibition launched at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh in Nov 14 and ran until May 2015

In 2015 Anne presented a collaboration with Lectra and Burberry at the 7th International Education Congress, Paris, highlighting transformation in the fashion industry and education. A second lecture on Fashion at AUB’s delivery of Lectra was given by and and Senior Lecturer Pat Grice at theRoyal College of art in September 2015

She was invited as a consultant from Fashion Education to discuss ideas for a Fashion and Design hub for the Power House project, the regeneration of Battersea Power Station .

Anne has recently been invited to the House of Commons on 1st December 2015 by the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image to engage in a Select Committee debate on the legislation for models and required BMI.

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany delivered a paper at the AUB Learning and Teaching conference 2009 entitled ‘International awareness in curriculum design’. She has actively participated in AUB research days, holds a Certificate in Higher Education and is a member of the HE Academy. She is a member of the AUB Assessment Enhancement Group and was invited to be a member of the faculty panel for the BA (Hons) Illustration faculty periodic review and to cross read the BA (Hons) Acting Annual Course Report in 2010. Tiffany attends the annual Drapers Fashion Summit where current and future industry issues are presented and debated and where networking provides opportunities for industry collaboration. In 2010, Tiffany delivered a session at the AUB Learning and Teaching Conference entitled ‘Cross-disciplinary liaison as Industry Practice – the student perspective’ which is the catalyst for an exploration and a future research project.

“The aim of my ongoing research is the development of student-centred learning and teaching strategies which incorporate new technologies, with the objective of facilitating a deeper learning experience for increasingly larger and more varied student groups. In line with this research objective, I am actively involved in the organisation and delivery of the AUB Learning and Teaching Conference. Constantly updating my industry knowledge and awareness is a priority, through attending industry conferences and liaising with alumni in diverse areas of the fashion sphere.”