Originally trained as a tapestry artist at the Royal College of Art, Lesley maintain practice as a textile artist, fashion educator and researcher within Higher Education Art & Design. Interests include creative collaboration and the visualisation of reflective practice. She has directed extensive social-community artist-in-residencies and arts in health projects.
Current Doctorate research at Staffordshire University focuses on investigating academic identity within higher education art and design.
Lesley is employed as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University within the Manchester Fashion Institute