Nithikul Nimkulrat intertwines research with textile practice, focusing on experiential knowledge in craft processes in the context of design research. Her PhD research completed in 2009 at Aalto University in Finland examines the expressivity of textile material that is beyond visible, touchable qualities. Nithikul has worked at Aalto University (2004–2010) and Loughborough University (2011–2013), and is currently Professor and Head of Department of Textile Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (2013–present). She is an elected council member of the Design Research Society (DRS) and the convener of DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG). Nithikul has published her research in peer-reviewed publications and exhibited her textiles internationally. She is currently co-editing Journal of Research Practice’s special issue ‘Experiential Knowledge, Expertise and Connoisseurship’ and Studies in Material Thinking’s special volume ‘Experience·Materiality·Articulation’ to be published in 2015 and 2016 respectively.