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Aug 2014Present

Fashion Design & Technology

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Lecturer in fashion design and apparel technology including initmate apparel pattern technology to undergraduate students. Supervisor to students 10,000 word final projects. Committee member for fashion shows.

Nov 2012Present

Program Lead, Fashion Design

Virtu Design Institute

E-Learning lecturer. I  developed the  Fashion Design two year advanced diploma course accredited by NSW Australia for Planning the original two-year matrix for the course delivery, with a competitive edge and creative learning curve.  I developed all course materials; weekly lesson plans,  project briefs and evaluation sheets for each project. Currently the third year degree program is being developed.

Aug 2013Aug 2014



Educational consultant in Shanghai. Lecturing at IFA Paris Institute MBA Fashion Business course, Institute Marangoni, and SISU. Working with a range of international and local students, teaching different fashion technical, design and business modules.

Jan 2013Aug 2013

Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design and Marketing

London College of Fashion Studies

Graduate collection lecturer and graduation show and exhibition organiser. Alongside this course I delivered lectures in Fashion marketing, product development, production and merchandising and strategic marketing.

Jan 20122012

Academic Director

Raffles Design Institute

Academic director roles and responsibilities including marketing activities and teaching in the fashion design department.

Management Experience

  • Coordinating an international and local team  (up to 40 people)
  • Operational resources – budget, timetable,resources
  • Academic department meetings, attending PED meetings
  • Staff development, ranking, assessments, staff and appraisals
  • Interviewing new staff
  • Peer observations, Internal and external moderations
  • Curriculum development - integrating  global fashion business
  • Auditors and external moderators policies and procedures.
  • Creative director of Graduation Shows, Fashion Shows/events
  • Networking and orchestrating industry collaborations
  • Public speaking: - seminars, TV, media interviews, judge

External Moderation Experience
I have experience working as the link coordinator with Northumbria University (2009-2010) in the UK through to KVB in Australia, to Degree (BA) Level.


MAC Cosmetics, ADIDAS Asia , INVISTA, Lloreal - Shu Uemura, Hotel Indigo, Hotel Atlet Century Park, Miss Tourism Indonesia, Dominos Pizza, MNC TV, Local and international Artists

Teaching Experience

I am experienced teaching to undergraduate/ Degree level. My method of delivery in the fashion design arena is to analyze the learning curve and project outcomes to gauge the best delivery, using a variety of visual aids, presentations,  demonstrations and examples. With more than one approach,  using a wide variety of visual aids my classes are delivered in a way to keep the learners interest high.

Research Interests

PhD - My research interest is in apparel technology, the development of an optimised sizing system for block pattern generation.

Research Activity

  • Creative Cut - Stretch to Fit, Made to Fit. Conference Feb2016
  • ShanghaiTex, Fashion X Function. Shanghai June 2015
  • Interfilierie, Fashion Show. Hong Kong March 2015
  • Fashion That Never Fades, Hong Kong. December 2014
  • Media interviews Indonesia Feb-Mar 2012
  • Critical evaluation of the final graduating year of a Degree in Fashion Design. Published July 2011
  • Shanghai Cultural Fashion Forum, Motivation April 2011
  • Triumph International Awards, Judge. Shanghai April 2011
  • ICS Network ‘Design In China’ TV Interview. April 2010
  • China Cup – Judge 2010
  • Media Interviews in China  2009 – 2011
  • China Cup - Judge 2009
  • Invista, Trends in Fashion. Beijing May 2008     
  • Haining Warp Fashion Awards. Judge April 2008
  • Marketing seminars, Raffles School 2006 – 2011
  • Trade Show Participation - Pret A Porter trade show, Paris, Pure Women’s Wear Trade show, London, Coterie, New York, Premium, Berlin 2002-2006
Mar 2011Dec 2011

Creative Director - Fashion Design


Responsible for designing and creating an Intimate Apparel collection in totality.

  • Creating a concept around the Lelo brand for intimate apparel
  • Market analysis of Industry - competitors, product and pricing
  • Designing a collection within the spectrum of Intimate Apparel
  • Making first proto type. Evaluating design, fabrics and colours
  • Compiling production technical specification sheets and grading
  • Monitoring production process
  • Orchestrating photo shoot, creating look book and contact cards
  • Liaising with agents abroad regarding trade shows and marketing angles of collection
Jun 2006Feb 2011

Program Director - Fashion Design

Raffles Design Institute

Responsible for the smooth daily running of the Fashion Design Department. 30 lecturers - 20 international and 10 local with over 1000 students. Teaching the 3 year degree program (BA Hons) accredited by UNN, UK then KVB in Australia.

All management duties as quoted above in my role as Academic Director - for the fashion department only.



tanyadove LTD

Running of my own fashion design label. From design concept and development, proto sample making through to photoshoots, website design and producing seasonal look books. My factories were based in China and India where I visited to oversea production. I exhibited seasonally at the 4 leading trade shows across the Globe, London, Paris, New York and Berlin.


Senior Designer

Silvereed International

Senior Fashion Designer. Working with international labels producing their high end garments. My role included creating seasonal collections, fabric research and development, embroidery design and development. Travelling across Asia to research fabrics and factories. Attending Premier Vision sesonally and working in the Paris showroom meeting all the buyers.


Sep 2015Present


London College of Fashion
PhD in Optimised sizing system. Current part time study at London College of Fashion, UAL. UK. Estimated completion end 2018.
Jan 2014Mar 2014

Certificate in Training and Assessment  

 E-LearningFortress Learning

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment March 2014

Sep 1995Jun 1997

BA Hons

Central Saint Martins
Degree in Menswear.


Tanya Dove graduated from Central Saint Martins UAL, London. Her main teaching and research interests are within the spectrum of apparel technology, apparel pattern, made to measure fitting and textiles. Author of three publications; A Technical Foundation, Women’s Wear Pattern Cutting and Menswear Pattern Cutting and a third publication in fashion design, Concept to Creation, The Design Process. Tanya has also written an E-Learning Higher National Diploma course in Fashion Design, accredited by NWS, Australia.

Her research interests lie in the interconnection of nurturing new designers, to producing reference books to aid the understanding process. Combined with an interest in developing enhanced fashion design curriculum, linking current industry policies and procedures to the learning objectives within education. Her overall goal is to evaluate and improve, and this can be achieved by constant interaction and evaluation of the classroom environment. She understands the creation process from fabric selection to apparel pattern, fitting, grading, sealing through to production and distribution.


My passion lies with my desire to educate designers of the future. My PhD aims to review and evaluate the way clothes are made for women, with the aim to add an innovative element of change. The findings will be a guide for future designers in the publication of a book and a CAD sizing system for block pattern generation. My overall goal is to evaluate and improve fashion education, and this can be achieved by my constant interaction and evaluation of the classroom environment.

Research Output

Dove, T (2016). Stretch to fit, made to fit. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.

Dove, T (2016). Stretch to fit, made to fit. Creative Cut. Conference presentation. Huddersfield, UK.

Dove, T (2016). Made to fit? Fashion Colloquia, Conference Presentation. RMIT, Vietnam.