Patricia Dillon is a textile practitioner and industry consultant and holds a BA (Hons) from Nottingham Trent University and a Master’s degree from Central Saint Martins, London. Dillon has worked in academia for 35 years alongside a career in industry as a designer and consultant. Her work covers textile and fashion design, forecasting, new technologies research and textile preservation. Through exhibition at the Indigo Salon, Paris, she has provided design and consultancy to clients that include Fendi, Stephanel and Donna Karan. She has undertaken research projects on behalf of the Taiwan Textile Federation and the Zibetti Textile Art Lab, Italy. Dillon retired from her post as head of Department for Visual Arts at the University of Wolverhampton in February 2016. She has supervised three doctoral projects and externally examined four Ph.D. submissions. Dillon continues to engage in textiles research, pedagogic consultancy and external examination of courses.