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Janey McCulley

Janey McCulley BSocSc, AFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

023 8201 6127 ext. 6127 Room no. HC110


After completing a degree in international politics, Janey realised that her heart belonged to fashion retail and so got a job on the shop floor at Selfridges post-university.  This opened her eyes to how a fashion business worked and soon she moved into a head office role in River Island as an allocator, learning the basics of merchandising, allocation and replenishment from entry level.

A successful 20-year career in merchandising followed, which saw Janey move from the high street, to premium brands, and then onto the luxury sector.  Janey  has worked with wholesale, retail and franchise models, as well as travelling regularly to Europe and Asia on buy trips where she has had responsibility for selecting products for the UK market.  Over the last 10 years, Janey has worked at senior  management level for Duchamp, Mulberry and Giorgio Armani.

Pregnancy prompted a move out of London, and into consultancy work and now Janey makes great use of her industry experience in the academic sector as a lecturer. Janey is a proud mum to Oscar and Lily, and loves running and high heels (although not at the same time!).

Janey has successfully completed her PGCTLHE, and is currently studying for an MA in Luxury Brand Management.

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Janey spent 20 years working as a merchandiser and selection buyer for premium and luxury brands, most notably Giorgio Armani, Mulberry and Duchamp. She also undertakes consultancy work helping small luxury brands establish their head office merchandising functions.
  2. Teaching experience

    Janey started teaching in Sept 2015 at Solent University and successfully attained Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in July 2016. Click the link below to find out more.

    Janey has taught across Levels 4 and 5, with some support and marking undertaken at Level 6 also.

    She has taught the following units on the BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising  and BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing courses:

    • Fashion Merchandise Planning
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Fashion Market Research

    Janey also teaches as a sessional lecturer in merchandising at Ravensbourne.

  3. Research interests

    Janey is interested in luxury brands and how they retain their desirability whilst also increasing sales and opening in more and more locations.