Joanne Begiato Appointed Associate Dean of Research at London College of Fashion

Joanne Begiato Appointed Associate Dean of Research at London College of Fashion

Exciting news has arrived at the London College of Fashion (LCF) with the appointment of Joanne Begiato as the new associate dean for research, set to commence her role in August. Joanne Begiato, a distinguished history professor with a breadth of interests, will bring her expertise to LCF in furthering research initiatives within the college.

According to a recent news article on the LCF website, Joanne Begiato has made significant contributions to the history of human bodies through her published works. She previously held leadership roles at Oxford Brookes’ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where she served as the head of the School of History, Philosophy, and Culture, as well as the associate dean of research and knowledge exchange.

Joanne Begiato’s accomplishments include securing external funding for research projects, such as the Leverhulme Trust Fellowship and an AHRC Research Network Grant. Currently, she is leading a research team alongside Michael Brown from Lancaster University, investigating the historical and contemporary significance of the Victorian Hand.

Her affiliations and editorial roles further highlight her standing in academia. Joanne Begiato is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and serves on the project board of the Bibliography of British and Irish History. She also contributes as an editor for Palgrave Macmillan’s “Global Studies in Social and Cultural Maritime History.”

Expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, Joanne Begiato shared, “I am tremendously excited to be joining London College of Fashion, which is a dream institution for me.” She expressed a lifelong passion for historical dress, fashion design, and costume design, remarking on her childhood aspirations to work in these creative fields.

Felicity Colman, the dean of research and knowledge exchange at LCF, expressed delight in welcoming Joanne Begiato to the college. Highlighting Joanne’s commitment to material cultures and researcher communities, Felicity looks forward to collaborating with her during this exciting period for LCF, especially with the development of the new East campus.

Joanne Begiato’s appointment signifies LCF’s continued dedication to fostering innovative research in fashion and related disciplines. As she joins the LCF community, her wealth of experience promises to enrich the college’s research endeavors and inspire future generations of scholars and creatives.

The entire LCF community eagerly anticipates the contributions Joanne Begiato will make as she steps into her role, contributing to LCF’s status as a leading institution in fashion education and research. Her appointment represents an exciting chapter in the ongoing evolution of LCF’s research landscape.

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