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Lisa Dibben, Head of Undergraduate Fashion

Lisa Dibben SFHEA, MEd, BA

Head of Undergraduate Fashion

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering


Lisa manages all fashion-related undergraduate degrees within the Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering.

She has been teaching in HE for 19 years and has extensive experience in learning and teaching, course design, validation, accreditation, recruitment, retention and management. She has worked with independent accrediting bodies on numerous occasions and been at the forefront of internationalisation, NSS, TEF and DLHE initiatives.

Lisa is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research interests

Lisa's research interests centre around student engagement, learning needs and curricula design to reflect the needs of 21st century learning, including the promotion of a symbiotic relationship between academia and industry. The Living CV is a current research project which aims to help students understand the currency of their learning and apply it to the workplace.

Recent publications

Using the Living CV to help students take ownership of their learning gain, in Diver, A (ed) Employable scholars in Higher Education: Challenges and choices in times of austerity (Edited collection, Springer) (in press) 2019.


Lisa has twice been nominated for the Leadership in HE award.