Dr Alice Payne


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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), BDesign(Hons)(Fashion&Textiles) (University of Tech., Sydney), BVisualArts(Hons)(Painting) (University of Sydney)

Dr Alice Payne is Senior Lecturer in Fashion in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology. Her research centres on environmental and social sustainability concerns throughout textile and apparel industry supply chains. Alice has examined perspectives on sustainability along the cotton value chain, the cultural and material flows of post-consumer textile waste, and design processes of mass-market product developers, independent fashion designers, and social entrepreneurs. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion (Bloomsbury 2019).  Alice is an award-winning designer and has exhibited in Australia and overseas. In 2014 her design work was featured in the book A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion. Her recent work explores speculative approaches to design for disassembly. In collaboration with colleagues and students, Alice is also currently investigating bio-textiles – creating textiles from living bacteria to form a vegan leather.

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Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Fund Award for sessional teaching, 2012
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Fashioning the Future Awards is an international competition in the area of fashion and sustainability organised by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion. In 2011 Alice's project ThinkLifecycle won the Unique Enterprise award.
Title
Agri-Intelligence in Cotton Production Systems - Stage 1
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT1701
Start year
2017
Keywords
Agriculture Cybernetics; Digital Agriculture; In-Farm Decision Support Systems; Management of Inputs in Agriculture; Value Chain of Cotton Crops
Title
Improving the ability of the Australian cotton industry to report its sustainability performance
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT1705
Start year
2016
Keywords
Agriculture; Agroecosystem Health; Natural Resource Management
  • Fashion Education Ecosystem: Bridging the Fashion Knowledge Gap in the Sri Lankan Apparel Industry
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Laurie Buys