Dr Gail Baxter has been a PhD supervisor at UCA since 2017.
She is currently a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Lace Archive, where she is collaborating with colleagues from the Science department to research the introduction of colour to Nottingham lace.
Previous Research Fellowships at NTU have focussed on the social and economic impact of Nottingham lace production (2018-20) and educational pedagogy in the training of Nottingham lace designers in the first half of the 20th century (2016).
Gail completed her PhD, Re-viewing lace in archives: Connecting the lacunae, in 2015 (University of Brighton/UCA). Her research was undertaken using the lace collection at the Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries and the copyright registers at the International Centre for Lace and Fashion, Calais