Cheryl Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Fashion History. Visual Culture.

Fashion and Interiors

Middlesex University

Fashion and Textiles 1750 -Present, Material Culture, Fashion and film, Cross socio-cultural consumption, Fashion and the media, Dress for performance, Sustainable fashion and textiles, Ethics in the fashion industry, Mass manufacture, synthetic textile history and current development

Cheryl left Wimbledon School of Art in 1993, a year before her degree course ended, to pursue her eclectic career in TV, film and theatre. She worked as a pop promo stylist; an Art Director on various film projects including a feature length film of King Lear, directed by and starring Brian Blessed; then onto costume designing for theatre, film and TV teen drama Hollyoaks. In 2005, she returned to education to study for a BA (Hons) in the History of Decorative Arts and Crafts. On completion of her degree, Cheryl was awarded an AHRC fully funded place on the University of Brighton’s MA in Design History and Material Culture. In 2009 she began her part-time PhD studies at the University of Brighton into working class women and their accessibility to fashion in the 1930s along with the affecmore...

* MA Design History and Material Culture. The University of Brighton. (2008-2009). AHRC Research Award funded. * BA (Hons). History of Decorative Arts and Crafts. The University of Brighton. (2005-2008) * Production and Performance Diploma. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. (1996-1997) * BA (Hons). Theatre Design: Technical Arts Design. Wimbledon School of Art. (1991-1993. 2 yrs complete) * B-Tec National Dip. Art & Design Foundation Studies. West Cheshire College of F.E., Chester. (1990-1991)

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