Dr Clifford teaches on the Contextual Studies modules across all levels of the Fashion Design and Communication BA programme. Ruth has a background in textile design and has recently completed a PhD which focused on the role of design and business education in Indian handloom craft development for contemporary markets. She has particular interest and expertise in the following subject areas: traditional textile craft practices, craft, fashion and sustainability, transnational co-design, postcolonial fashion theory and decolonisation.
2020, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, PhD
Lecturer, Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Clifford R. 2023. Trans-cultural Slow-craft-fashion Publisher Url
Clifford R. Notes from the field: Learning to weave in Kutch and Maheshwar, India Publisher Url
Clifford R, Cifford R. 2021. Tana Bana: Weaving Life into Cloth Publisher Url
Clifford R. Challenging hierarchies, enhancing capabilities: Innovations in design and business education for handloom weavers in India Edwards E, Braithwaite N.
Clifford R. Balancing local tradition and global influences: Design and business education for traditional artisans in Kachchh, India The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global; Proceedings of the Textile Society of America 16th Biennial Symposium DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Clifford R. Craft in Fashion: Contemporary Examples from Rural India
Decolonising the fashion curriculum through cross-cultural collaboration and global perspectives of dress, Faculty Research Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Student Life Building, In Person 10 minute. 2023
Craft in Fashion, https://youtu.be/jJPuO0KVUo0. 2023
Research Grants Awarded:
V&A / Karun Thakar Grant, Trans-cultural Slow Craft-Fashion, Grant value (£): 1500. 2022