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Susan's expertise is in researching new approaches for industry-led challenges in fashion.

Susan has worked as a womenswear designer in design studios in New York, London and Milan and for Georgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Jean Muir. She has taught at University of the Arts London, where she was course Leader for MA Fashion and the Environment and developed the MA Fashion Futures course at London College of Fashion. She has a strong background in sustainability. Currently, she is developing research in the areas of micro factory design and tooling, 3D weave and digital desk top factory/ designers bench systems for fashion-testing approaches to practice based and practice led research. She is co-investigator for AHRC funded Creative Clusters 5-year research project Future Fashion Factory: Digitally Enabled Design & Manufacture of Designer Products for Circular Economies and was involved at the inception of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group at the RCA. Her aim is to position the RCA as a leader in Fashion Thinking making key challenges in postgraduate fashion education which might inform sustainability, reshoring/Industry 4.0 policy making and circular economy agendas, whilst also developing an approach to blended learning.

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