Dr Frances Joseph is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Textile and Design Lab (TDL).
In 2006 Frances co-authored and led the successful GIPI grant application to establish the TDL and has directed its strategic and research development over the past six years. In 2008 she was the lead author of the successful ESI grant to establish Colab. She was a director of Colab between 2009 and 2017. Through these initiatives Frances has helped build new areas of research at AUT, initiating and gaining funding for a number of collaborative project teams, supervising postgraduate students and developing industry partnerships. Her research is in areas of e-textiles, wearable technologies, intra-activity and materiality.