Professor Jane Harris

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Professor Jane Harris

Director of Research and Innovation (Stratford) at London College of Fashion, UAL

Professor Jane Harris is Director of Research and Innovation (Stratford) at London College of Fashion, University of Arts London.

Her Doctoral study, established novel approaches to digital imaging design and creative computing disciplines, informed by an established textile and material practice. Working with 3D CGI animation and real time tools, encompassing issues of craft and aesthetic, her pioneering imaging work is a hybrid of design, artefact and experience, broadly impacting museum, e-commerce, CGI film /game narratives and design realms.

An experienced PI on UK Research Council awards, Harris has also received Fellowships from the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), the Arts Foundation and awards from the Arts Council of England, the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation and Channel4.

An Advisor and Peer Reviewer to the European Commission for ICT (FP7 & Horizon 2020), Harris is also a member of the AHRC Peer Review College. She has advised the EPSRC, the Arts Councils of England (ACE) and Scotland, the Crafts Council and worked extensively in the UK and international HE sector, including as Visiting Professor of Design Research, Geneva University of Art & Design.

Jane Harris has co-convened international design / science events including: What Future Fashion Fabrication, The Barbican, London; Textile Futures Research Salons, UAL/ ICA, London; Wearable Futures, University of Wales; PixelRaiders2, Sheffield Hallam University; and PixelRaiders, V&A, London, commissioned by ACE.

Membership of Editorial Boards and reviewer roles include: Textile, Journal of Cloth and Culture (Routledge); Digital Creativity, (Taylor and Francis); The Journal of Craft Research, (Intellect); The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, (Routledge).