• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

Janet Coulter has 30 years of experience working in Fashion and Textiles industry. She has industrial experience, working in the Fashion Industry in Paris, London and Northern Ireland before entering academia.

Academic Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Textile and Fashion Design
  • MBA
  • MSc. Multimedia Computer Based Learning with Education
  • Post Grad Dip. In Higher Education  

Her current PhD research is in the field of e-fashion, investigating the potential of e-clothing to act as a barometer to manage stress and wellbeing in female students. Janet has been a lecturer at Ulster University since 1999 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Fashion in the Belfast School of Art in 2009.  She has previously served as Course Director and Placement coordinator on BDes. Textile and Fashion Design Degree Course.  

 

Faculty Roles

  • Faculty e-Learning coordinator (2004-2006) in Faculty of Arts
  • Director of Academic Enterprise in Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment (2007-2016) with responsibility for leading industry-academia research and enterprise within the creative industries.  She was awarded the Distinguished Fellowship for Enterprise by Ulster in 2013

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy since 2014 (SFHEA)
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM5)
  • Aurora alumna, Women in Leadership Programme
  • Fellow of Higher Education and Research Practice (FCHERP)

 

Awards

  • Distinguished Enterprise Fellow 2013
  • Intertrade Ireland Award for Outstanding Innovation 2014
  • Rolls Royce Science Prize Winner 2018
  • Distinguished Fellow of Educational Excellence in Innovation 2019

 

Research interests:

  • Wearable Textile Technologies for fashion to support emotive health
  • Multidisciplinary co-design across design and science.  In 2017 she was awarded a Rolls Royce Science Prize 2017 for interdisciplinary research project in e-textiles.
  • Virtual/3D and future Pattern engineering technologies 
  • Multidisciplinary and co-Design approaches to Design and Science
  • e-Textiles to address gender imbalance in STEM

 

Key Grants:

  • Key involvement in 2 AHRC grants                    (£49,377)
  • Principal investigator on 5 KTP programmes       (£595,512  R-coded)
  • Principal Investigator on 3 FUSION Projects       (104,950)
  • Other R-Coded                                                (£32,000 R-Coded)
  • Consultancy                                                    (£38,000)
  • HEIF/Connected/Student Enterprise/European   (£84,718)  
  • Managed £50,000 (R-coded) of Higher Education Innovation Fund Awards annually as Director of Academic Enterprise in Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment (2007-2016)

External positions

External Examiner, Robert Gordon University

1 Sep 2015 → …

External Validator

1 Mar 201331 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
  • Fashion
  • Textiles
  • Wearable Technology
  • Pattern Engineering
  • 3D CAD Design
  • e-fashion
  • e-textiles
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Design for Wellbeing
  • Circular Economy fashion
  • Smart textiles
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Anthology
Textiles
Product design
Industry
Education
Economics

Spheres of Practice for the Co-design of Wearables

Fairburn, S., Steed, J. & Coulter, J., 12 Dec 2016, In : Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice. 4, 1, p. 85-109

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Textiles
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Industry

Supporting the Student Experience by Developing Student Entrepreneurs

Coulter, J., 6 May 2015, Unknown Host Publication. 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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employer
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learning process
learning environment
1 Citation (Scopus)

Embedding creative Processes in the Development of Soft Body Armour: Physiological, Aesthetic, Functionality and Strategic Challenges

Coulter, J., 2013, Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2012 Series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 18. Berlin Heidelberg 2013, Vol. 2013. p. 1-12

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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File
Armor
Industry
Regain
Knowledge management
Supply chains

Prizes

Distinguished Education Excellence Fellow

Janet Coulter (Recipient), 13 Mar 2019

Prize: Honorary award

innovation
Teaching
learning
education

Distinguished Enterprise Fellowship

Janet Coulter (Recipient), Dec 2013

Prize: Honorary award

honors and awards
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design for environment