Professor Cheryl Buckley has published on various aspects of twentieth-century design history in Britain including ceramics, fashion, architecture and furniture and has an on-going interest in questions of gender, writing on theoretical issues relating to design history and gender.
Yunah Lee's research interests are focused on the key themes of modernity, modernism and national identity in design and material culture and engaged with how these ideas have been developed and materialised within a national design context and translated and appropriated across cultural and national boundaries.
Marie McLoughlin teaches Dress History having previously trained in fashion design at St Martins School of Art and Design. She is particularly interested in the areas where fashion and art collide, whether this is fashion illustration, textile design by artists or more recent conceptual designers' work.
Helen Mears’ research reflects her experience of the museum sector, as a curator committed to community engagement. As Keeper of World Art for Royal Pavilion & Museums she is interested in the interface between ‘official’ heritage practices and those of diaspora communities.
An international authority on British art, Lara is interested in the interactions between artists and art institutions. A specialist in nineteenth-century England, she explores how art practice responded to its specific historical contours in terms of national identity, history and gender.
Professor Emerita Lou Taylor's career has focused on the development of critical approaches to the discussion of the objects of clothing in their historical, material culture and museology settings, through teaching, publishing, exhibition curating and PhD supervision.
Lesley Whitworth is Deputy Curator and Senior Research Fellow in the University of Brighton Design Archives. Her research focuses on twentieth-century Britain and extends from changes in shopping processes and practices; histories of consumer education; domestic material environments; retail and display design; to the emergence of the industrial design profession.
Dr Claire Wintle is Course Leader of the MA Curating Collections and Heritage. Her research focuses on curating, curatorial practice and museum collections, particularly in the context of the politics of empire, nationalism and decolonisation. She has a particular interest in the interpretation of India in museums and exhibitions, in the UK, the US and in India itself.
A leading figure in the development of the History of Design, Professor Jonathan M Woodham publishes in a number of specialist fields largely centred on design issues in the industrialised world in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly within a British context.
He developed the infrastructure for research in arts and humanities at the university as Director of Research.