About Our Research

Our research centres on the physical and physiological interface between humans and textiles, and the complex issues that arise when textiles are worn against the human body. We seek to advance understanding of how textiles perform when being worn and used by people. As human ecologists, our research is not restricted to the laboratory. It often involves carrying out wear trials in field conditions in order to examine the interactions between human subjects and their clothing in real life conditions. Our current and future research is focused on three main areas related to textiles: (i) odour within textiles; (ii) performance of textiles relating to thermophysiological aspects of clothing comfort and protection; and (iii) sustainability of textiles

Group News

September 2021

  • Welcome new graduate students: Jen Beaudette who is beginning her PhD and Anil Kumar who is beginning his MSc.

April 2021

  • Congratulations Lauren Degenstein for successfully defending her MSc thesis on April 27th.

March 2021

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July 2020

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