Ceri Lewis


I joined the University of Leeds in January 2023 as an Employability and Placements office within the Careers section of the Student Education Service.

I graduated with a Master of Arts in Visual Arts (distinction) from Teesside University in 2017 whereby my praxis was based on the Constructs of Beauty and the Denial of Female Ageing using mediums of woven jacquard double cloth and digital print. This led to exhibiting my work and gaining a HEA fellowship in 2018.

Prior to these qualifications, I achieved a first class BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design from Loughborough College of Art and Design (1987) followed by a Post Graduate Award from the Royal Society of Arts (1988). I worked in the textile industry as a woven textile designer, design manager and consultant in both the UK and internationally.

In 2008, I gained a PGCE in Design Technology from Sheffield Hallam University that led to a career in higher education, becoming a Module Leader and Programme Leader of a BA (Hons) in Media Makeup with Special Effects at Bradford College. I specialised in Contextual/Theoretical Studies and Personal/Professional Development.


  • Post Graduate Taught students and International students within the School of Law

Research interests

My research is a continuation from my MA involving the representation of female beauty in western society and how this is related to ‘otherness’.


  • MA Visual Arts
  • HEA Fellowship
  • PGCE Design Technology
  • RSA PG Award 'Designers into Industry'
  • BA Textile Design

Professional memberships

  • Bradford Textile Society

Student education

I support Post Graduate Taught students and international students with employment such as CV’s, applications and career routes via tutorials, workshops and career events.