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Sunthra Moodley Head of Department: Mrs Sunthra Moodley
Tel: 031 373 3711
Email: sunthram@dut.ac.za
Location: Brickfield

Bilks Secretary: Mrs Bilkis Razak
Tel: 031 373 3750
Fax to Email: 086 673 4355
Email: fashiondept@dut.ac.za
Location: Brickfield

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Lecturer: Ms Karin Williamson
Tel: 031 373 2614
Email: williamsonk@dut.ac.za
Location: S6 Level 4
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
Qualification(s): MAA Fashion

Bio: Main stream Patternmaking & Production Technology lecturing & teaching Patternmaking for Industry short course.

Courses Currently Teaching: Clothing Management

Research and Innovation focus: Masters research was “A study of patternmaking and the contributing factors making it a scarce and critical skill”


default-avatar-e1448374196642 Lecturer: Mr Khaya Mchunu
Tel: 031 373 3727
Email: KhayaM@dut.ac.za
Location: Overport
Campus: Brickfield Campus
Qualification(s): National Diploma: Fashion (UJ), Bachelor’s Degree in Technology: Fashion (UJ), Master’s Degree in Technology: Fine Arts (UJ)

Bio: I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Technology: Fashion (UJ) and Master’s in Technology: Fine Arts (cum laude) (UJ). Before joining the DUT’s Fashion and Textiles, I was a lecturer at Design School of Southern Africa and University of Johannesburg. I also worked as a design facilitator and consultant for the printmaking school Artist Proof Studio based in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Courses Currently Teaching: Garment Technology 1
Master’s in Applied Arts: Fashion (supervision)

Research and Innovation focus: Currently registered for a PhD in Visual and Performing Arts (DUT).
Research interests include community sewing projects and the role that they play in community development. This interest is approached from a social activist perspective. The research is adapted into a teaching practice that aims to inculcate students’ awareness of their multiple roles as design students and importantly as agents of positive social change.


default-avatar-e1448374196642 Lecturer: Mrs Michaella Cavanagh
Tel: 031 373 3724
Email: michaellag@dut.ac.za
Location: Brickfield
Campus: Brickfield Campus
Qualification(s): MTech: Fashion (DUT)

Bio: I am a lecturer in the Department of Fashion and Textiles at the Durban University of Technology. I teach Pattern Technology, fashion specific software (Kaledo) and supervise BTech (undergraduate) and Masters students. ​I am currently pursuing my PhD in Teacher Development Studies through the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. https://michaellag.wixsite.com/kailacavanagh

Courses Currently Teaching: National Diploma: Fashion Design
Diploma: Fashion Design
MAA: Fashion

Research and Innovation focus: Pedagogical innovation – teaching in a professional discipline.
e-Learning and blended learning
Siyaphumelela – student success, who are our students.
Autoethnography – being and becoming a lecturer