Research into dress and design histories cuts across many of Annebella's interests. She is a member of the University of Brighton's Dress Collective and the international research network based in Paris, 'Appearances, Bodies and Societies'.
Publications include the co-edited collection with Charlotte Nicklas, Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury, 2015), and research into historical dress reform (The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians, 2015).
Recent research into the sensible shoe as a site of cultural rebellion grew out of Annebella's previous employment as a handmade shoemaker in Devon in the 1990s. Papers on sandal-wearing as a political motif have been shared at two conferences in 2013: Radical Gestures: Designing Protest, Resistance and Refusal (UAL) and The World at Your Feet (Northampton University and Museum). This work culminated in a book chapter, 'Radical Shoemaking from Fabians to Feminists' in 2015.
Previous research and publications include work on the silhouette as a source for dress history (University of Brighton, 2013) and gender performativity in twenty-first century mass-produced dressing-up costumes for girls (Textile History, 2011).