Dr Kate Strasdin
I joined Falmouth University in 2009 as an associate lecturer teaching histories and theories to students on BA(Hons) Fashion Design and BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design. With the addition of a further two courses - BA(Hons) Fashion Photography and BA(Hons) Fashion Marketing - I now help to deliver the HATs programme across the four courses. I am also one of two dissertation supervisors.
Following the completion of my PhD in 2013, my research was published as a book by Bloomsbury Academic in October 2017, titled Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra. I have had two peer reviewed journal articles published, I have attended a number of national and international conferences and chaired two conference panels. I was the historical consultant for the exhibition Royal Women at the Fashion Museum, Bath in 2018 named as one of Vogue's top 12 exhibitions of the year. In 2011 I was awarded the annual Gervers Fellowship given by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, allowing me to work with their collections. I was the recipient of the 2010 Keith Ponting Bursary to further research at the Fashion Museum in Bath and won a Design History Society Award towards the cost of travel and study. I am honorary deputy curator at the Totnes Fashion and Textile Museum in Devon.