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Textile Materials Inspired by Structural Colour in Nature


After completing an MSc in Textile Science and Technology at The University of Manchester, Celina Jones was awarded the Doctoral Training Award by EPSRC for her PhD, creating textile materials inspired by structural colour in nature.   Prior to her masters, she completed a BA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design.  Her PhD research has enabled her to fuse her design background with the new knowledge she gained during her MSc. 


In her role as Lecturer in Fashion Technology at The University of Manchester, Celina teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and develops research in the following areas: fashion product development, quality control, garment technology and textile science and technology including fibre sourcing, fabric construction and finishing, and fabric performance analysis. 

MSc Textile Technology Dissertation project


Research interests

  • Fashion Technology
  • Fashion Product Development
  • Fibre Sourcing
  • Fabric Construction and Finishing
  • Fabric Performance Analysis
  • Garment Technology
  • Textile Science and Technology


Undergraduate Courses

  • Fashion Management (BSc)
  • Fashion Marketing (BSc)
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising (BSc)
 Description of UnitSemester Credit Rating Level 
 MATS11201 Raw Materials for Fashion 1 20 1
MATS11502 Fashion Function and Aesthetics 2 20 1



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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Textile Science and Technology, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 31 Dec 2016

Master of Science, Textile Technology, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 31 Aug 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Textile Design, University of the Arts London

Award Date: 31 Jul 2009

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced Materials in Medicine
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


  • Fashion Product Development
  • Quality Control
  • Garment Technology
  • Textile Science and Technology
  • Textile Materials
  • Fibre Sourcing
  • Fabric Construction
  • Fabric Finishing
  • Fabric Performance Analysis
  • Fashion Technology


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