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Meet the team


Anna Fitzpatrick

Project Coordinator

Anna works alongside Prof. Helen Storey coordinating the research and curriculum development that working in Za’atari has enabled. The urgency of the Climate Emergency plays in an important role in this work.


Constance Jeffreys

Knowledge Exchange Associate (Sustainability)

Constance Jeffreys takes an intersectional and anthropological approach to co-create meaningful projects within sustainability.


Dr. Francesco Mazzarella

Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Design for Social Change

Francesco’s research spans the fields of fashion activism, craftsmanship, social innovation and sustainability. He also teaches in a number of courses across LCF.


Professor Helen Storey, MBE, RDI, FRSA

Professor of Fashion and Science

Through both Knowledge Exchange and Research, Helen works across design, science and technology in service to humanity.


Dr. Laetitia Forst

Postdoctoral Research Fellow BFTT Partnership

Laetitia is a multi-technique textile designer whose practice explores the tension between technical challenges and creativity in sustainable design for textiles.


Meg Murray

Director’s Assistant and Project Support


Naomi Bulliard

Head of Strategy

Naomi oversees the development, delivery and evaluation of our core activities and strategic collaborations across Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange.


Professor Sandy Black

Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology

Sandy is a Research Professor working at the intersections of fashion and textile practice, design for sustainability, technology, business and culture.


Camilla Palestra

Curatorial Associate, FHEA

As Curatorial Associate, Camilla works on exhibitions, artists residencies, art and design commissions, and the ongoing AER Art for the Environment International Residency Programme.


Professor Dilys Williams

Director, Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability

Dilys' research, design and teaching practice explores participatory and transformation design to realise fashion as sustainability in action.


Emma El-Garoushe

Major Funding Bid Writer

Emma secures funding to support projects that work with refugees in African countries. Emma develops proposals and manages relations with funders – including trusts, foundations and businesses.


Jen Igiri

Digital Content Officer

Jen is responsible for CSF’s digital platforms and content strategy, drawing on a background in arts-based communications. She works with internal and external teams to grow the Centre’s profile.


Lou Budd

Education for Sustainability Project Coordinator

Lou coordinates the effective development and delivery of CSF’s Education for Sustainability projects and strategy.


Dr. Mila Burcikova

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mila’s research interests encompass the human dimension of fashion. She interrogates the connections between fashion and everyday life within the context of climate emergency.


Nicole Zisman

Project Administrator – Decolonising Fashion and Textiles

Nicole is a fashion designer, visual artist and equalities researcher addressing the body in physical and digital culture. She is especially interested in the visuality of assimilation, and seeks to challenge the notion of a fixed truth that ‘seeing is knowing.’


Dr Seher Mirza

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Seher is a design practitioner, researcher and facilitator. She has 15 years’ experience working at grass roots level craft development in marginalised communities with thriving material cultures.


Charley Copperthwaite

Knowledge Exchange Officer (Sustainability)

Charley co-creates sustainability-led projects with our industry partners. She supports in driving sustainability forward in fashion and championing education in this arena.


Ella Andrew

Knowledge Exchange Project Manager (Sustainability)

Ella applies her expertise in environmental and climate policy to the management and delivery of CSF’s Knowledge Exchange projects.


Eve Flitman

Director’s Assistant and Project Support


Katelyn Toth-Fejel

CSF Design School Associate and Acting Course Leader, MA Fashion Futures

Katelyn is a designer, artist, lecturer and PhD researcher whose work centres on localism and the everyday social aspects of fashion and sustainability.


Professor Lucy Orta

Chair of Art and the Environment

A visual arts practitioner addressing key social and ecological challenges through making and collaborative working. Founder of the UAL Art for the Environment Residency Programme.


Monica Buchan-Ng

Acting Head of Knowledge Exchange (Sustainability)

CSF’s Acting Head of Knowledge Exchange leads our work with industry partners, CSF team members and the wider college to bring our co-created sustainability projects to life.


Nina Stevenson

Head of Education

Nina is an educator who enjoys collaborating with others to develop complex sustainability ideas into creative and measurable learning in online and offline spaces.


Zoe Norton

Centre Coordinator and Project Manager

Zoe cares for and supports the CSF team to ensure the Centre’s smooth running and team well-being, supporting a culture of care.

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