Fiona Waldron has been appointed as the new head of the School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels.
Mrs Waldron undertook her studies in clothing production engineering and started her career in the clothing industry as a product developer, engineering products for commercial manufacture.
She has been lecturing at the School since 1986 and is currently both the Director of Resources at the School, and a Dean of the university.
Mrs Waldron said: “I am delighted to take up the post of Head of School and I look forward to working with colleagues to develop our potential over the coming years.”
Professor Steve Chapman, principal of Heriot-Watt, said: “Now is an exciting time for our school, a time for continued growth in our international reach, academic staff base, student numbers, industry collaborations, and strategic alliances.
“Fiona knows the school well, and is well positioned to build that sustainable future along with our staff, students and other partners.”