Jennifer Daley, Chairman
Jennifer researches the political, economic, industrial, technological, and cultural history of clothing and textiles. Jennifer is a lecturer at New York University in London, where she teaches History of British Fashion. She has also taught BA, MSc, and MBA Fashion students at various institutions, including London College of Fashion, King's College London, Coventry University, and Richmond University. Jennifer is a PhD candidate at King's College London, where she is analyzing sailor uniforms and nautical fashion. She holds an MA in Art History from the Department of Dress History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and an MA from King's College. Jennifer is a professional milliner and holds a BA from The University of Texas at Austin. To contact Jennifer, please email:

Tara Tierney, Secretary
Tara holds an MA in the History and Culture of Fashion, from London College of Fashion. Her dissertation focused on the early British House Music culture and explored women’s identity within this culture through dress and the roles women held. Her present position is at Net-A-Porter, where she co-ordinates the archiving of digital assets for the company, and manages the Net-A-Porter Catwalk Archive. The archive is a collection of over 5000 hours of catwalk footage and interviews, covering all four major fashion weeks, between the periods 1979 to 2010. Tara is currently overseeing the digitisation of this footage and managing a team of students who are entering comprehensive metadata to create a fully searchable historical archive. To contact Tara, please email:

Alison Fairhurst, Membership Secretary 
Alison has recently been award a PhD for her research into the materials, construction and conservation of women’s shoes in the eighteenth century. Her doctoral research included the examination of more than 100 pairs of extant shoes from various collections and highlighted the importance of object-based research. She has a BA and MA in the conservation of historic objects and has spent several years working as a textile conservator with The Landi Company. She has served on a number of committees, most recently the Textile Group of the Institute of Conservation. She has also acted as editor of the postprints of the Textile Group’s forums since 2011. Her interests include anything dress or textile related but particularly those dating from 1500-1800. To contact Alison, please email:

Jane Shepard, Treasurer
Jane is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton, studying the history of design education in schools, 1988-2012. Her research project investigates groups that have been involved in design curriculum development and its components - including fashion and textiles. Jane studied at the University of Brighton for her undergraduate degree in the History of Decorative Arts and Crafts, and for her MA in the History of Design and Material Culture. Her research interests include the history of design, formal and informal experiences of design education and the material culture of the everyday. Jane has worked in finance for a number of years, and in research support and development at the British Library. To contact Jane, please email:

Marie McLoughlin, Committee Member 
Marie is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton where she teaches twentieth century and contemporary dress history and theory. She contributed 26 entries to Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Design and is currently working on two books about Paris, wartime, and post-war fashion. She trained as a fashion designer at St Martin’s School of Art and worked as a maker and researcher for Film and TV costume before completing an MA at Winchester School of Art with Judy Attfield. Her PhD at Brighton, with Lou Taylor, focused on the founding of the Fashion School at St Martin’s and its artist/founder Muriel Pemberton who taught both Marie and Lou. She has contributed to two books which underline the links between drawing and fashion design at St Martins.

Janet Mayo, Committee Member
Janet’s first degree was in theology at Birmingham University, and she followed it with an MA from the Courtauld in History of Dress, with Dr Aileen Ribeiro, specialising in British 18th century and writing a thesis on Aesthetic Dress at the end of the 19th Century. This combination of degrees led to the publication of A History of Ecclesiastical Dress, published by B.T. Batsford. Janet worked as a Costume Supervisor in the theatre and opera, finally head of costume at the National Theatre during the time of Sir Peter Hall and Richard Eyre. In Brussels, Janet worked in the uniform part of the Textiles department of the Belgian Royal Museum of the Army and Military History. She has been a member of ADH since its conception as CHODA.

Hannah Rumball, Committee Member 
Hannah is a Lecturer at the University of Brighton where she teaches eighteenth and nineteenth century dress history and history of art. Hannah recently completed her PhD, with Lou Taylor and Charlotte Nicklas, on the adaptation of Plain dress by British Quaker women, 1860–1914. Her doctoral research examined nearly 100 articles of Quaker dress from collections including the Clark’s Archive in Street and the Cadbury Archive in Birmingham. Hannah originally trained in history of art, completing a BA in History of Art, Design and Film, at Kingston University before working at Tate Britain and the Serpentine Gallery. She has worked on projects for the National Trust and The Regency Town House, and works as a costume mounter, researcher and lecturer.

Kimberley Foy, Committee Member 
A historian of early Stuart royal dress, Kim graduated with an M.Phil. in Early Modern History from Trinity College Dublin, where she examined dress and international diplomacy at the court of Charles I. She is currently researching wider questions of dress and foreign identity at the Stuart court, including the practice of ‘hat honour’. Kim also works as a consultant curator with the Little Museum of Dublin. Projects have included short historical monographs, such as a recently completed History of the Irish Stock Exchange, as well as the curation of seminar series, such as the museum’s Dublin Lectures 2015. She is currently preparing an exhibition on the history of the Feis Ceoil, an organisation which promotes Irish classical music.