Prior to becoming Head of Department for Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design in 2013, Amanda was Principal Lecturer in Textile Design and led on the Chartered Society of Designers accreditation. While in this role she published the key textbook Printed Textile Design with Laurence King Publishers. Amanda has also maintained research interests and for the past ten years has worked with the lace archive which is held within the school and she leads the lace heritage research group.
Anthony Kent is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Higher Education Institute. He is currently Chair of the Research sub-committee of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutions IFFTI. He was formerly Chair of the Marketing Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management and co-organiser of the Marketing, Design and Branding Colloquia 2011- 2017.
Professor Tim Cooper is responsible for leading research in the fields of sustainable design and sustainable consumption, he is Head of the Sustainable Consumption and Clothing Sustainability research groups and a member of the Product Design academic team. Tim is academic lead for the university’s Sustainable Futures strategic research theme and a member of the University Research Committee. He initiated the biennial PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conferences and is editor of Longer Lasting Products (Routledge, 2010)
After graduating in economics from the University of Bath, Tim worked as a construction industry market analyst for a decade. He subsequently moved to a research post at the New Economics Foundation, where he produced a report, Beyond Recycling: the longer life option, which attracted national media coverage. He spent 15 years at Sheffield Hallam University, where he was awarded a PhD in 2001, and has been Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University since 2010.
Noël Palomo-Lovinski is interested in design responsibility, sustainable design practices design pedagogy. Noël’s research examines how to inculcate sustainable practice into the fashion industry, the role of the designer in this changing industry, and how to repurpose curricula to better prepare students for challenges of the 21st century. She has displayed her reflective practice art/design work in international and national exhibitions. This work examines community and feminism as influenced by online confessions.
Marco Bohr joined NTU in April 2020 as the Associate Professor in Visual Communication based in the School of Art & Design. His role is to support, facilitate and promote research activities within the Visual Communication Department. Marco’s research is concerned with the role that images play in the shaping of a variety of discourses related to politics, gender, identity, sexuality, censorship, ethics, and disasters.
Amy Twigger Holroyd has explored the emerging field of fashion and sustainability since 2004. She developed her PhD research into Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes, a monograph published in 2017, and Units of Possibility, an exhibition encouraging knitters to rework the items in their wardrobes. Current initiatives include two research networks, Crafting the Commons (Commoners | A Craftspace national touring exhibition) and Stitching Together (Stitching Together – fostering critical dialogue around participatory textile making methods in research and practice), and Fashion Fictions (Fashion Fictions), a project that brings people together to imagine and explore alternative fashion worlds. Amy is a board member of the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion – Concerned Researchers).
Vanessa Brown is part of the Design, Culture, and Context team in the department of Fashion, Knit and Textiles and Course Leader of MA Culture, Style and Fashion. She is an active researcher in the field of visual and material culture with an emphasis on cool and fashionability. Alongside working full time, she studied for a PhD, which was awarded in 2010, and later became a book Cool Shades – the History and Meaning of Sunglasses which was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. In 2016, she, along with her team, wrote the MA in Culture, Style & Fashion which takes an innovative approach to the study of style cultures and its application for a variety of audiences and careers.
Anne Frances Peirson-Smith is a passionate, senior academic and researcher in fashion marketing, the creative industries, popular culture, public relations, and branding. An associate editor of The Journal of Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers) and The Journal of Global Fashion Marketing. I am also on the advisory board of The Journal of Global Business, The Journal of Global Fashion Marketing and The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers).
Yuri Siregar is a Lecturer in FMMC, the School of Art & Design. He teaches fashion marketing & communications, consumer behaviour & experience and advanced research methods. Yuri has presented at international conferences, such as the British Academy of Management, International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes, Academy of Marketing Science, Colloquium on European Research in Retailing, Global Fashion Management, and Oxford Retail Futures. His work has been published in academic journals, proceedings, and books.
Lisa Shawgi is an Irish/Egyptian/Sudanese researcher, educator, and practitioner in the field of fashion, textiles, disability, and well-being. With over ten years industry experience, she founded and directed her independent contemporary, knitwear label in Ireland Lisa Shawgi. Later, she undertook a Masters in fashion knitwear design at NTU and remained as a PhD candidate. Her current research investigates supporting women living with Raynaud’s syndrome through knitwear developments.
Rose Marroncelli graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Management (2016), and MA in Culture, Style and Fashion (2018). She is currently a PhD researcher investigating clothing use and sustainability, and Associate Lecturer in the Fashion Department at NTU.