Emma Dick is Lecturer in Visual Culture Fashion at Middlesex University London and Director of Projects & Training for SPINNA Circle. She read Turkish with Islamic Art & Archaeology at the University of Oxford and holds a Masters degree in Design Practice (Textiles as Fashion) from Glasgow School of Art. Emma has lived and worked in Turkey and Singapore, where she was Head of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts (2007-2010) and collaborated on the vocational curriculum in Tailoring project for the Royal Government of Bhutan with UNDP Bhutan and Singapore International Foundation. Emma travels frequently throughout Central Asia for SPINNA Circle projects and associated research and knowledge transfer activities. During 2014 SPINNA Circle managed and implemented the USAID-funded grant in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, ‘Empowering women in Central Asia by building capacity and linking markets through setting up SPINNA Circle hubs’ working with over 100 women from the region. This work is continuing in 2016 with further research and project implementation in the Central Asian region. In the UK, Emma works closely with our partners at NatWest to develop content and activities for the SPINNA Circle NatWest Business Mentoring Programme, which has been going strong since 2013.

For more information on projects and training activities run by SPINNA Circle, please contact Emma on emma@spinna.hirolamobile.com

You can read more about Emma’s ongoing teaching and research work at Middlesex University here: http://adri.mdx.ac.uk.contentcurator.net/dick-emma

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