Since joining the BA Hons Interior Design team in 2005 Pam has recently acquired a new role within the University, working on the Masters course, still in Interior Design. Although she continues to work closely with the 2nd year BA students, sharing her expertise of the Adobe suite packages ensuring the students have the necessary digital skills to generate visuals that portray their design work effectively. She also maintains work on live industry projects, as she feels they offer students a good insight into their chosen field of study. Over the years she has engaged with varying companies, ranging from the Neo Natal unit at Preston Royal Infirmary, a bespoke door manufacturer based in Leeds, Deuren Doors and most recently, the high-end kitchen manufacturer & design team at SieMatic. Alongside this Pam assists with one of the Universities international partnerships, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA), based in Singapore. This involves undertaking student trips to visit the international campus, delivering live projects with NAFA’s visiting students and moderation of final year NAFA students work. More recently Pam has commenced with curating an annual showcase of NAFA student’s degree work in the University’s PR1 gallery.
Prior to working at the University Pam worked in the textile industry for over 13 years. Textiles still play a significant role in her life, especially in her research. Since 2012 Pam has been a member of the Textile group, Preston Threads. Together with the group, Pam has staged around five exhibitions in galleries around the Northwest of England, their most recent work focuses on the textile industries architectural landscape, in the form of Lancashire’s cotton mills. During her BA role Pam has supported other design related courses, 3D Design being one of them. She has also worked on a couple of collaborative projects with fashion, architecture and product design courses. Pam utilises her digital skills not only for her lecturing, but additionally to contribute to the end of year degree shows and continues to further develop her knowledge of the Adobe suite.