Degenstein, L., McQueen, R. H., McNeill, L., Hamlin, R., Wakes, S., and Dunn, L., Impact of physical condition on disposal and end-of-life extension of clothing. International Journal of Consumer Studies, (accepted for publication).

McNeill, L. S., Hamlin, R. P., McQueen, R. H., Degenstein, L., Wakes, S., Garrett, T. C., & Dunn, L. (2020). Waste not want not: Behavioural intentions toward garment life extension practices, the role of damage, brand and cost on textile disposal. Journal of Cleaner Production, 260. 121026. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121026

McQueen, R., Kowton, J., & Degenstein, L. Smell and sustainability: Can odour shorten the life span of clothing? In L. McNeill (Ed)., Transitioning to Sustainability: Transitioning to Responsible Consumption and Production. MDPI: Basel, Switzerland. (in press)

Abdul-Bari, M. M., McQueen, R. H., de la Mata, A. P., Harynuk, J. J. & Batcheller, J. C. Retention and release of odorants in cotton and polyester fabrics following multiple soil/wash procedures. Textile Research Journal,

McNeill, L., Hamlin, R., McQueen, R. H., Degenstein, L., Garrett, T., Dunn, L., and Wakes, S. Fashion sensitive young consumers and fashion garment repair: Emotional connections to garments as a sustainability strategy. International Journal of Consumer Studies. doi:

McQueen, R.H., & Vaezafshar, S. (2020). Odor in textiles: A review of evaluation methods, fabric characteristics, and odor control technologies. Textile Research Journal, 90(9-10), 1157-1173.  doi: 10.1177/0040517519883952.

McQueen, R. H., Moran, L. J., Cunningham, C., Hooper, P. M. & Wakefield, K. A-M. The impact of odour on laundering behaviour: An exploratory study. International Journal of Fashion Design Technology and Education, 13(1): 20-30.  doi: 10.1080/17543266.2019.1682687.


Abdul-Bari, M. M., McQueen, R. H., Nguyen, H., Wismer, W. V., de la Mata, A. P., Harynuk, J. J. (2018). Synthetic clothing and the problem with odor: Comparison of nylon and polyester fabrics.  Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 36(4), 251-266. doi: 10.1177/0887302X18772099

McQueen, R. H., & Ehnes, B. L. (2018). Antimicrobial textiles and infection prevention - Clothes and the inanimate environment. In G. Bearman, S. Munoz-Price, D. Morgan & R. Murthy. (Eds), New Perspectives and Controversies in Infection Prevention (pp.117-126). Springer.


Devarajan, S., McQueen, R. H., & Wen, S. (2017). Can common finishing treatments used in chef jacket fabrics improve protection against scald injury? Fashion & Textiles. 4:19.

Saini, A., Okeme, J. O., Parnis, J. M., McQueen, R. H., & Diamond, M. L. (2017). From air to clothing: characterizing the accumulation of semi-volatile organic compounds to fabrics in indoor environments. Indoor Air, 27(3): 631-641.

de la Mata, A. P., McQueen, R. H., Nam, S. L., & Harynuk, J. (2017). Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatographic profiling and chemometric interpretation of the volatile profiles of sweat in knit fabrics, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409(7), 1905-1913.

McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Moran, L. J., Zhang, H., & Hooper, P. M. (2017). Reducing laundering frequency to prolong the life of denim jeans. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 41(1), 36-45.

Furtak, N. T., McQueen, R. H., Nychka, J. A., & Furtak, T. M. (2017). New analytical method for assessing moisture transport. The Journal of the Textile Institute, 108(1), 58-61.


Saini, A., Thaysen, C., Jantunen, L., McQueen, R. H., & Diamond, M. L. (2016). From clothing to laundry water: Investigating the fate of phthalates, brominated flame retardants, and organophosphate esters. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), 9289-9297.


Wen, S., Petersen, S., McQueen, R., Batcheller, J. (2015). Modelling the physiological strain and physical burden of chemical protective coveralls. Ergonomics58(12), 2016-2031.

Zhang, H., McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Ehnes, B., & Paskaluk, S. (2015). Characterization of textiles used in chefs’ uniforms for protection against thermal hazards encountered in the kitchen environment. Annals of Occupational Hygiene59(8), 1058-1073

Zhang, H., McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Paskaluk, S. & Murtaza, G. (2015). Clothing in the kitchen: Evaluation of fabric performance for protection against hot surface contact, hot liquid and low-pressure steam burns. Textile Research Journal, 85(20), 2136-2146. DOI: 10.1177/0040517515581584


McQueen, R. H., Harynuk, J. J., Wismer, W. V., Keelan, M., Xu, Y., & de la Mata, P., (2014). Axillary odour build-up in knit fabrics following multiple use cycles. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 26(4), 274-290.

Walter, N., McQueen, R. H., & Keelan, M. (2014). In vivo assessment of antimicrobial-treated textiles on skin microflora. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 26(4), 330-342.

2013 & earlier

Xu, Y., McQueen, R.H., & Wismer, W.V. (2013). A preliminary study on the collection and detection of axillary odor within textiles. Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, 8(3), 1-13.

McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Mah, T., & Hooper, P. M. (2013). Development of a protocol to assess fabric suitability for testing liquid moisture transport properties, The Journal of the Textile Institute, 104(8), 900-905.

McQueen, R. H., Keelan, M., Xu, Y., & Mah, T. (2013). In vivo assessment of odour retention in an antimicrobial silver chloride-treated polyester textile, The Journal of the Textile Institute, 104(1), 108-117.

Xu, Y., McQueen, R. H., Strickfaden, M., Aslund, A., & Batcheller, J. C. (2012). Establishing thermal comfort: characterization of selected performance and physical properties of fabrics used in hospital operating room uniforms. The Journal of the Textile Institute, 103(7), 698-705.

McQueen, R. H., Batcheller, J. C., Olsen, S. E., & Hooper, P. M. (2012). Effect of washing and drying on liquid moisture transport properties for knit fabrics. AATCC Review12(1), 71-79.

McQueen, R. H. (2011). Odour control of medical textiles. In V. T. Bartels (Ed.), Handbook of Medical Textiles (pp. 387-416). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Ltd.

McQueen, R. H., Keelan, M., & Kannayiram, S. (2010). Determination of antimicrobial efficacy for textile products against odor-causing bacteria, AATCC Review, 10(4): 58-63. (Awarded the J. W. Weaver Award for Paper of the Year 2010).

McQueen, R.H., Laing, R. M., Delahunty, C. M., Brooks, H. J. L., & Niven, B. E. (2008). Retention of axillary odour on apparel fabrics, Journal of the Textile Institute, 99(6): 515-523.

McQueen, R. H., Laing, R. M., Niven, B. E., Delahunty, C. M., & Wilson, C. A. (2007). Odor retention on apparel fabrics: development of test methods for sensory detection, Textile Research Journal, 77(9): 645-652

McQueen, R. H., Laing, R. M., Brooks, H. J. L., & Niven, B. E. (2007). Odor intensity in apparel fabrics and the link with bacterial populations, Textile Research Journal, 77(7): 449-456

McQueen, R. H., Laing, R. M., Niven, B. E., & Webster, J. (2000). Revising the definition of satisfactory performance for chemical protection for agricultural workers, Performance of Protective Clothing: Issues and Priorities for the 21st century: 7th Volume, ASTM STP 1386, C. N. Nelson and N. W. Henry, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, 102-116.