Rajitha Botheju

Doctor of Philosophy Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Dolez Research Area: My research focuses on enhancing the durability of firefighter protective garments, which are crafted from inherently flame-resistant fibers with exceptional mechanical strength and thermal stability. These fibres, like any polymer, degrade […]

Chloe Simmons

Master of Arts in Material Culture (Thesis based) Supervisors: Dr. Rachel McQueen & Dr. Arlene Oak Research area: Stitching Sustainably: Modern Craft Culture and the Fight Against ‘Fast Fashion’. My research focuses on modern craft practice and sustainability, particularly investigating handmade […]

Jemma Forgie

Doctor of Philosophy Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Dolez Working thesis title: Improving Women’s Fire Protective Clothing Female firefighters are a minority in their workforce and experience workplace discrimination as a result of their gender. This greatly impacts feelings of workplace safety, […]

Elham Kaviannasab

Master of Science in Textiles & Clothing (Thesis based) Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Dolez Thesis title: Protective clothing against chemical and biological agents using nanocomposite nanofibrous membranes My thesis is focused on enhancing thermophysiological comfort by nanofibrous membranes for chemical and biological […]