Dr Britta Kalkreuter

Associate Professor and Director of Research

I am currently the Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies at the School of Textiles and Design.

I also act as an external examiner for BA (Hons) Textile Design, Pearl Academy India for Nottingham Trent University since 2013.


  • 1998 PhD, Cologne University: “Boyle Abbey and the School of the West in Ireland”. Research undertaken at the Universities of Cologne and Dublin


My previous roles include:

  • Director Learning and Teaching, School of Textiles and Design, 2013‐2015
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Textiles and Design, 2008‐2010
  • Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator, School of Textiles and Design, 2007 to 2010
  • Chair of the ELIR review for Languages, School of Management and Languages, Heriot‐ 
Watt University, 2006
  • Co‐author and panel member for the ELIR reflective analysis and review at Heriot‐Watt University, 2006 to 2007
  • Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot‐Watt University, 2003‐2006
  • Internal member of the Interview Panel for Depute Director of EDU at Heriot‐Watt University, 2005
  • Internal member for the Internal review of the MSc in Logistics at Heriot‐Watt University, 2004
  • Member of School of Textiles and Design re‐location/ co‐location working group 2004
  • External member of UHI BA (Hons) Textile Design Course Validation Panel, Shetland 
February 2004
  • Member of Senate (Council), Heriot‐Watt University, 2002‐2005
  • PGSC (now PSC) School representative, 2000 to 2002 and again 2007‐2012
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, DAAD Lecturer, 1997‐1998
  • Universität zu Köln, Student‐assistant to Prof. Binding, 1992‐1993