Professor Amanda Briggs-Goode is Head of Department for Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to becoming Head of Department for Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design in 2013, Amanda was Principal Lecturer in Textile Design and led on the Chartered Society of Designers accreditation. While in this role she published the key text book Printed Textile Design with Laurence King Publishers. Amanda has also maintained research interests and for the past ten years has worked with the lace archive which is held within the school and she leads the lace heritage research group.
She co-organised a season of city wide events called Lace:Here:Now in 2013. In 2018 she curated an exhibition ‘Lace Unarchived’ which includes work from the NTU archive and from designers, artists and manufacturers of Nottingham Lace. She has published and exhibited widely on lace, heritage and textile design which has included ‘Crafting Anatomies’ of which she is currently co-editing a publication of the same name.