Claudia Behnke

Lecturer

Email: ac3518@coventry.ac.uk

Claudia is a renowned academic and fashion expert with an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology from the Institute of Psychosynthesis and a PgCert from Coventry University. As a Lecturer at Coventry, she delves into fashion consumer behaviour, trend forecasting, and branding, also leading multiple fashion modules. Beyond academia, her impressive career includes roles as a Fashion Editor, Creative Director, and Celebrity Stylist. She's contributed to elite publications like Vogue and Elle. With experiences ranging from fashion shows to workshops, Claudia bridges the gap between education and the fashion realm.

Qualifications

  • MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology, Middlesex University, 2020
  • BSc in Psychology and Management, South Bank University, 2006
  • PgCert in Academic Practise in Higher Education, Coventry University, 2018
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychosynthesis, 2022

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • UKCP – UK Council for Psychotherapy

Research and Consultancy

As the Creative Director of Serbian Couture Designer Marko Mitanovski from February 2009 to 2020, Claudia demonstrated her creative prowess and leadership skills. Claudia's creative vision extended to consulting, art direction and casting for exhibitions and fashion shows at prestigious venues such as Sotheby's and the Cristobal Balenciaga Museum in San Sebastian.

Publications and Scholarship Activities

Claudia's expertise is not limited to practical application alone, having a background of contributing to various newspapers and magazines in Germany she has also contributed valuable insights to the fashion world through her written works. She served as a long-standing columnist for Vogue Ukraine sharing her profound knowledge of London’s Fashion and Party scene with an eager audience.

Claudia also regularly publishes articles around mental health. One of the platforms she has been featured on frequently is Welldoing.org where she most recently wrote about summer depression.

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The Queen's Award for Enterprise
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023