Assoc Prof Alice Payne

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Areas of interest: Sustainability, fashion design process, waste, ethics

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 an Associate Professor 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 author of the forthcoming book Designing Fashion’s Future: Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change (Bloomsbury 2021), and co-editor of the book Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion (Bloomsbury 2019). As a program leader in the Institute for Future Environments’ Centre for a Waste-Free World, Alice collaborates with colleagues from across the university on initiatives addressing waste.

Alice is also 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 investigates 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
2020
Details
Australian Awards for University Teaching program (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2019
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
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Vice Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Alice was awarded a Junior Faculty Award of USD$2000 for her research paper presented at the International Federation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) annual conference at Polimoda, Florence Italy in May 2015.
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
Strategies for Improving Labour Conditions Within the Australian Cotton Value Chain
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT1903 (1819FRP051)
Start year
2019
Keywords
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