Ageism in Fashion: Better Lives lecture series 2014

Work from Zoe Sterling, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Surface Textiles

10 Feb 2014

6pm to 8pm

As part of LCF’s initiative to use the discipline of fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live, the 2014 Better Lives Lecture series will focus on ‘Looking Ahead ...isms in Fashion’. This year, as last, Dr Carolyn Mair, a Chartered Psychologist and Reader in Psychology and MA course leader at LCF, has curated the series with the aim of uncovering the intertwined relationships between psychology, fashion and well-being. Following each of the lectures, Dr Carolyn Mair will lead an audience discussion to increase awareness and understanding of important reciprocal roles of psychology and fashion.

Lecture 1 Ageism in Fashion
6-8pm 10th February 2014

Speakers include Prof Paul Matts and Dr Ros Jennings.
Prof Paul Matts
Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble (UK)
Visiting Professor, London College of Fashion and University College London
Paul joined Procter & Gamble in1988 and has spent the majority of his career in R&D conducting research and developing methods to feed the technology pipelines of brands such as Olay, Max Factor, SKII. He has specific expertise in bio-engineering measures of skin, skin barrier function, sun protection and the psychology of perception of skin, among other areas. He is Visiting Professor to the UCL School of Pharmacy and to the London College of Fashion, the Chair of the Cosmetics Europe (European Trade Association) Sun Protection Measurement Task Force and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Royal Society of Chemistry. He is involved in and highly passionate about several projects in Africa related to skin disease and its prevention and treatment using low-cost, sustainable materials.
Dr Ros Jennings (pictured above)
Reader in Cultural studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM),
Head of Postgraduate Research
University of Gloucestershire
Ros is Deputy Executive Director of the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) Association and was the Principal Investigator for the successful Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) networking project Women, Ageing and Media (2007). She is editor (with Abigail Gardner) of the (2012) collection: Rock On: Women, Ageing and Popular Music has written on ‘Ageing and Popular Music’ for the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology (2014, forthcoming). She is the author of the WAM Manifesto and a founder author together with the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) research group (University of Sheffield, UK), Women in Journalism and The National Union of Journalists of the Charter against Sexism and Ageism in the Media (ChASM) which was launched in October 2013. Ros was also an expert consultant for the House of Commons round table discussion on Older Women in Public Life (July, 2013). Ros took part in LCF’s Mirror Mirror conference.