Anne’s current research projects include historical fashion and costume, jewellery and its relaton to self, sustainability in fashion and cross-cultural fashion (particularly in China and India). She has established the CRAFTED fashion network, which involves academics from a number of institutions, museums and galleries, as well as commercial designers. This promotes collaborative research on the power and politics of fashion.
Her research interests include the psychology of fashion, the social psychological impact of clothing, researcher education and development, and the ethical aspects of research. Her teaching specialisms include fashion theory, research practice and methodology, ethics of research and psychology.
Current research projects
Anne’s current research focuses on the notion of control, its relation to self awareness, and its impact on fashion and clothing choice. Her work in this area is part of a wider initiative she is leading, exploring power and politics in fashion.
Recent funded projects
- Urban Flows (CI): Arts and Humanities Research Council, Connected Communities February 2012 – August 2012 (£40,000).
- Knowledge Exchange in Design (PI): Arts and Humanities Research Council March 2012 – March 2014 (£43,631)
- Ethics in Art, Design and Media Research: Arts and Humanities Research Council October 2006 – June 2007 (£9564)
Research students supervised
Advertising imagery aimed at older UK baby boomers (born between the years 1946 and 1956). A comparison between the brand values expressed through advertising imagery and the consumer values held by older UK baby boomers
The integration of Chinese Historical Costume and Contemporary Women’s Fashion: with Special Reference to the Shui Tian Yi
Writing//painting: “l’écriture feminine” and difference in the making
Amy Twigger Holroyd
Folk Fashion: Amateur re-knitting as a strategy for sustainability
The relationship between fashion and costume for performance with particular reference to dance in the eighteenth century
Jewellery at the Boundary of the Self
The Creative Experience of Interior Designers
Narrating green urban space. User defined well-being experiences of the landscape.
The stars follow the moon: Identifying children’s ways of being and imagining in response to natural settings and process
Anne Boultwood and Jayne Sharples (2015) ‘Careering Past the Doctorate: supporting the career progression of doctoral students’ in Vitae Occasional Papers, 2, pp. 10-15.
Anne Boultwood (2015) ‘Responding to the Darcy Model of Researcher Development’ in 2nd International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education and Training (Oxford: United Kingdom Council for Graduate Education), pp. 159-169.
Articles and Chapters
Boultwood, A. (in press). Clothing, Fashion and Control. In Fashion: Exploring Critical issues. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press
Boultwood, A, Millman, Z, Sharples, J. (in press). Engaging Research: Collaboration beyond the academy. Vitae Occasional Papers
Boultwood, A. (2016) Journeying into the Unknown: Enabling the development of emerging researchers, Anchoring Researcher Development: theoretical mindsets, Sheffield, UK
Boultwood, A. (2016) Responding to the Darcy Model of Researcher Development, included in 2nd International Conference on Developments in doctoral Education and Training
Boultwood, A. (2016) Fashion, the body and the middle aged woman, included in Fashion and the Body: 2016, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota
Boultwood, A. (2013) 'Clothing, Fashion and Control', Fashion: exploring Critical Issues, University of Oxford, 9-12 September.
Boultwood, A, Millman, Z, Sharples, J. (2013) 'Professional Development through Public engagement', Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2013: Realising the Potential of Researchers, Manchester, 4-5 September.
Boultwood, A. (2013), 'Mindfulness, Memory and the Self', Well-Being 2013: The second international conference exploring the multi-dimensions of well-being, Birmingham City University, 24-25 July.
Boultwood, A, Millman, Z. (2013) 'Addressing Aspects of Researcher Development: a model of engagement', Progressive Partnerships: Engaging Stakeholders in Institutional Research, Birmingham City University, 10-12 July.
Costa, S, Coles, R, Boultwood, A. (2013) 'Walking narratives: interacting between urban nature and the self-world', European Council of Landscape Architecture conference 2013, University of HavenCity, Hamburg, Germany, 22-25 September.
Boultwood, A. (2011) 'My Clothes Become Me: the role of clothing in psychological well-being', Well-Being 2011: The first international conference exploring the multi-dimensions of well-being, Birmingham City University, 18-19 July