As Programme Director of Fashion & Textiles, Duncan’s responsibilities include the overall leadership and direction of the department. He places an emphasis on providing students with an excellent, individual experience that promotes distinction in creativity, quality and employability. Duncan works with students across all years of their study to deliver lectures, seminars, design tutorials and critiques as well as academic writing and pastoral support.

His research focus is on the development of the studio space as an authentic experience of creativity and how this is reflected within the design sector and its communities of practice.

Whilst having a passion for hand print and craft techniques, recent specialist practice has included the investigation of digital technologies such as laser marking and computer aided design to inform and rework these traditional methodologies.

Upon graduation, he was a recipient of the Crafts Council ‘Next Move’ Scheme and worked as a self-employed designer before undertaking roles as a print technician and in Higher Education lecturing. In addition to his current role, Duncan is also a Trustee of i-DOTT and University link for the Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses.