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Pasold Governors    

  • Professor Pat Hudson (Chair)
  • Mr Donald Anderson OBE
  • Professor Christopher Breward
  • Dr Mary Brooks
  • Ms Clare Browne
  • Professor Janet Hunter
  • Tirthankar Roy
  • Dr Katie Scott
  • Professor Richard Wilson
  • Professor Giorgio Riello

Pasold Members

  • Dr Sarah Cheang
  • Mr J. Dundas Hamilton CBE
  • Dr Negley B. Harte
  • Dr Miles Lambert
  • Dr Lesley Miller
  • Dr David Mitchell
  • Dr Philip Sykas
  • Dr Laura Ugolini
  • Professor Evelyn Welch
  • Professor Beverly Lemire (International Member)
  • Dr Pam Parmal (International Member)


Professor Stana Nenadic
Stana Nenadic is Professor of Social and Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh.  She has researched and published on British material culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and has a particular interest in the Turkey red printed cotton textile industry.  Stana has worked extensively with museum collections and museum partners.  Her current project is on artisans and the craft economy in the nineteenth century.


Professor Pat Hudson (Chair of Governors)
Pat Hudson was Director of the Pasold Research Fund between 2006 and 2010 and is Professor Emerita of Economic and Social History at Cardiff University. She has researched and published on industrialisation in Britain, on pre-factory manufacturing, the family economy and demographic change in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as on the role of quantitative analysis in historical work.

Professor Christopher Breward
Christopher Breward is Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and was before Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Before working at the V&A he was Head of Research at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where he still holds a Visiting Professorship. Christopher's personal research interests lie in the field of fashion history and he has published widely on fashion's relation to masculinity, metropolitan cultures and concepts of modernity.

Dr Mary Brooks
Mary Brooks recently retired from a Readership at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton where she led the MA Museums and Galleries programme which included the study and curation of textiles and dress. She has worked as a conservator and exhibition curator in museums in the USA and Europe as well as in the UK. She has a special interest in the contribution that object-based research and conservation approaches can make to the wider interpretation and presentation of cultural artefacts. Research areas include 17th century embroideries, the use of x-radiography for the greater understanding and interpretation of textiles and dress, and regenerated protein fibres.

Ms Clare Browne
Clare Browne is curator of European textiles before 1800 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She works with dress, furnishing and ecclesiastical textiles across a wide range of techniques including weaving, printing, embroidery, lace and tapestry. She is a member of the Directing Council of CIETA (Centre International d'Etude des Textile Anciens).
Professor Janet Hunter
Janet Hunter is Saji Professor of Economic History in the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics, and became an LSE-nominated Governor in 2003. She has written widely on the economic development of modern Japan, and on the history of economic and business relations between Britain and Japan . Her publications include a number of articles on Japan 's textile industries, and a monograph on textile workers during Japan 's industrialisation appeared in 2003, with a Japanese translation published in 2008.
Professor Tirthankar Roy
Professor Roy is an economic historian of modern and early-modern South Asia and his particular interests include industrialization, labour and employment, and historiography. He has published widely on the history of textiles in the Indian subcontinent, in particular on weavers and on the cotton textile trade.
Dr Katie Scott
Katie Scott studied the history of art at University College London, from where she gained both a BA and a PhD. She has taught at The Courtauld Institute of Art since 1988. A specialist in French art and architecture of the early modern period, Katie Scott’s is the author of The Rococo Interior (Yale University Press, 1996). She is currently preparing a book length study on the origin of copyright and patent in the arts in early modern France.

Professor Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of East Anglia . His connection with Pasold dates from the time when the Fund provided a grant for his first book Gentlemen Merchants: the Merchant Community in Leeds, 1700-1830 (MUP, 1971): a classic, pioneering study of emergence, operations and business culture of city merchants before and during the industrial revolution period. Since then Richard has continued to research various aspects of the textile and well as the brewing industry, mostly in the eighteenth century. 
An independent Governor of the Fund since 1990, Richard was Chairman from 1991 until 2003.

Professor Giorgio Riello
Giorgio Riello is Professor of Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick and Director of the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study. He has written extensively on early modern textiles, dress and fashion, and material culture in Europe and Asia. He is the author of A Foot in the Past (OUP/Pasold, 2006),and Cotton (CUP, 2013).