Dr Kalissa Alexeyeff
Dr Kalissa Alexeyeff is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2015-2019). Her research focuses on gender, sexuality in cross-cultural contexts. She researches on Pacific performing arts and culture, contemporary transgender identities and masculinities, migration, tourism, and emotion. She is working on a book, Fashion: Economies of Style which explores fashion across translocal Pacific economics focusing on questions of innovation, aesthetics and cultural politics.
Dr Alison Gwilt
Dr Alison Gwilt is Associate Professor in Design at the University of New South Wales. In her work as a fashion design researcher, author and consultant she examines and promotes innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more sustainable and ethical practices. Her work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable and circular design interventions that challenge the current production and consumption paradigm. Publications include: Shaping Sustainable Fashion (with Timo Rissanen) Routledge, 2011; A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion,Bloomsbury, 2014; Fashion Design for Living,Routledge, 2015; and Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion (with Alice Payne and Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling) Bloomsbury, 2019.
Dr Lisa Heinze
Dr Lisa Heinze is an author, researcher and academic with expertise in incorporating sustainability into today's lifestyles. She is also one of Australia's leading authorities on sustainability in fashion and completed research on pathways toward a sustainable fashion industry at the University of Sydney, where she is a key researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute. Her first book, Sustainability with Style, was published in 2012.
Dr Hannah McCann
Dr Hannah McCann is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research is located within critical femininity studies, with various projects on beauty culture, queer fangirls, and queer femme identity. She has published in various journals including European Journal of Women’s Studies, Sexualities, and Australian Feminist Studies. Her monograph Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation was published with Routledge in 2018.
Dr Alice Payne
Dr Alice Payne is an Associate Professor in Fashion in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology. Her research centres on environmental and social sustainability concerns throughout textile and apparel industry supply chains. Alice has examined perspectives on sustainability along the cotton value chain, the cultural and material flows of post-consumer textile waste, and design processes of mass-market product developers, independent fashion designers, and social entrepreneurs.
Jessica Priemus is an academic and PhD candidate within the School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University. She is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in interior architecture, fashion and textile design. Through her clothing label Bhalo she gained international media attention for her ecologically and socially conscious approach. Her research explores how materials may be designed to amplify traces of the making process, thereby informing the user of its ‘construction history’.