Projects Recently Awarded Funding
2022 “Untapped Potential – the turning point for UK fashion and textiles. A research project”, UK Fashion & Textile Association
2022 “Sustainability Strategy Programme Pilot”, Textile Centre of Excellence
2022 “BRISK 2: Hybrid Knitting”, Baltex
Other Funded Projects
2007 To Build a small scale Cotton Gin for use by small farmers in developing countries. UoM
2007-2010 Prevalence of respiratory symptoms and exposure to cotton dust and bacterial endotoxin in material workers in Nepal. Edinburgh PhD
2006-2007 The incidence of occupational disease and work-related ill-health in textile workers in the UK: Occupational Health UoM
2006-2008 A Study of the Reaction of Macrophages to the Stimuli of Cotton Dust, LPS and Cyclic Pressure – End of Year Report August 2007
2008-2009 The role of base excision repair in regulating endotoxin induced inflammation. Occupational Health UoM and Environmental Sciences Salford U.
2010-2011 Child Workers and Industrial Health, 1780-1850 Oxford U
2012-2014 Identifying exposure assessment decision rules to improve future epidemiological studies in the Cotton and Textile Industries, and beyond UoM
2015-2017 The UK Textiles Industry: Analysis and Prospects, “Coming Back? Capability and Precarity in UK Textile and Apparel”. UoM. External Link
2016-2018 Protective Efficiency of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) against Byssinosis for Cotton Workers. UoM Materials Science Dept.
2017-2018 Research into the labour conditions in the textiles and garment industry in Greater Manchester. Homeworkers International. External Link
2017 Textiles for Disassembly: how can design practice create models for disassembly for textiles in a circular economy? Partial support for Ph.D. Chelsea College of Arts and Design. External Link
2018 DESIGN FOR RECYCLING KNITWEAR: a framework for sorting, blending and cascading in the mechanical textile recycling industry. Support for Ph.D. Chelsea College of Arts and Design. External Link
2018 Innovation Voucher Scheme NW Textnet.
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