Meet key people in the School of Fashion and Textiles.

Meet our people

Dean of School


School Executive

  • Dr Ricarda Bigolin - Associate Dean, Fashion and Textiles Design
  • Dr Jenny Underwood - Associate Dean, Fashion and Textiles Technology
  • Dr Stephen Wigley - Associate Dean, Fashion Enterprise
  • Kiri Delly - Associate Dean, Industry Engagement
  • Jamie Robertson - Manager, Planning and Resources
  • Angela Armstrong - Admin Officer, Dean’s Office

Program contacts


  • Dr Denise Sprynskyj - Program Manager, B. Fashion (Design) (Honours) Yrs 1-3
  • Chantal McDonald - Program Manager, M. of Fashion (Design) and B. Fashion (Design) (Honours) Yr 4
  • Dr Carol Tan - Program Manager, Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
  • Dr Tarun Panwar - Program Manager, B. Fashion (Merchandise Management)
  • Dr Rebecca Van Amber - Program Manager, B. Arts (Textile Design)
  • Gareth Kershaw (Acting) - Program Manager, B. Fashion (Design Technology)
  • Antida Liistro – Academic Services Coordinator
  • Brendan Yung – Program Admin Officer
  • Allyn Laing – Program Admin Officer
  • Jemima Olsen – Program Admin Officer
  • George Chan – Technical Services Officer, Bachelor of Fashion (Design)(Hons)
  • Clementine Day – Technical Services Officer, Bachelor of Fashion (Design)(Hons)
  • Danielle Andree – Technical Services Officer, Textile Print and Construction

Research contacts


  • Professor Rajiv Padhye – Director, Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion (CMIFF)
  • Dr Sean Ryan – HDR Coordinator
  • David Castle – Research Admin Officer
  • Shelley MacRae – Technical Services Officer 
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