Aurora Paillard

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Course Leader of the BSc Psychology of Fashion, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

London College of Fashion


After two BSc degrees in Sport Sciences and Psychology, I undertook a Master in Cognitive Psychology. After obtaining my Master degree, I started a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Grenoble (France, PhD funded by the French Army). After I completed my PhD in January 2010, I was awarded a Swiss postdoctoral fellowship for my first postdoctoral position at the Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland).

In parallel with this postdoctoral position, I obtained a teaching fellowship at the University of Besançon (France). Following these two positions, I had the opportunity to delve further into my research with a second postdoctoral position at the University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Then, I had the opportunity to find a position of Course Leader and Lecturer in Psychology at Open University - Newham University Centre. Since September 2016, I have been a Senior Lecturer and the Course Leader of the BSc (Hons) Psychology of Fashion. I am also a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a HEA Senior Fellow. 

Research interests

Body perception, weight perception, body image, multisensory integration, motion sickness susceptibility.

Research statement

My research interests lie in the application of Psychology theories to Fashion. In particular, my work involves social, well-being and cognitive features related to body perception and body image, multisensory integration and motion sickness susceptibility. 

Selected research outputs