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Wellbeing (WELL)

Cosmetic scientist in the lab.
Cosmetic scientist in the lab.
LCF Formulates Cosmetic Science exhibition, Fashion Business School Summit | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London | © Emmi Hyyppa

Processes of production and consumption within the realm of the fashion industry are deeply connected to questions of wellbeing.

Fashion is ubiquitous – from the moment we dress and use a series of cosmetics in the morning to the moment we cleanse our face and dress into our sleeping clothes in the evening, fashion and wellbeing choices are integral part of our everyday life. This means that fashion presents continuous and multi-layered sociological and psychological processes of perception, evaluation, and behaviour. Researchers are engaged in research on the complex process of making and perfecting cosmetics for skin and hair. We are also interested in understanding how the fashion experience embedded in day-to-day life impacts the psychological wellbeing and aesthetic experiences of consumers.  Research under this theme is also concerned with questions of ethics and wellbeing with regard to industry workers. A key focus within this research theme is to ultimately promote a positive and ethical relationship between dress, body, society, and the self.

Fashion Business Research Centre: Wellbeing in Industry and Fashion Business Education

During the Fashion Business Think In, held in September 2021, colleagues from FBRC shared their research focused on wellbeing and how this links to the future of fashion business education.

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: The Psychology of Fashion’s Future

This innovative discussion looks at fashions future through multiple lenses. It consist of a diverse specialist industry and academic panel from the world of fashion.


Liang Lu
Lu, L., Deller, D. & Hviid, M. (2019) Price and Behavioural Signals to Encourage Household Water Conservation: Implications for the UK, Water Resources Management, 33(2), 475-491

Ameerah Khadaroo
Samara M., El Asam, A., Khadaroo, A., & Hammuda, S. (2019). Examining the psychological well‐being of refugee children and the role of friendship and bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1-29

Ameerah Khadaroo
Prior, J., & Khadaroo, A. (2015). ‘I sort of balance it out’. Living with facial acne in emerging adulthood. Journal of Health Psychology, 0, 1-12.

Soljana Çili
Çili, S., & Stopa, L. (2019). Autobiographical memory and the self: Relationship and implications for cognitive-behavioural therapy. Routledge.

Soljana Çili
Çili, S., Pettit, S., & Stopa, L. (2017). Impact of imagery rescripting on adverse self-defining memories and post-recall working selves in a non-clinical sample: A pilot study. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46(1), 75-89.

Gabriela Daniels
Daniels, G., Akram, S., Westgate, G.E., Tamburic, S. (2019) Can plant-derived phytochemicals provide symptoms relief for hair loss? A critical review. International Journal for Cosmetic Science, (41) 332-345,

Young-Jin Hur
Hur, Y-J., Gerger, G., Leder, H., & McManus, I.C. (2020). Facing the Sublime: physiological
correlates of the relationship between fear and the sublime. Psychology of Aesthetics,
Creativity, and the Arts, 14(3), 253- 263.

Young-Jin Hur
Pelowski, M., Hur, Y.-J., Cotter, K. N., Ishizu, T., Christensen, A. P., Leder, H., & McManus, I.C.
(2021). Quantifying the if, the when, and the what of the sublime: A survey and latent class analysis of incidence, emotions, and distinct varieties of personal sublime experiences. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication,

Dr Max Tookey
Babula.M, Tookey.M, Muschert.G and Neal.G (2020) "Altruism as a pathway to unethical action" International Journal of Ethics and Systems (2020)vol36, issue 2 pp235-247

Dr Max Tookey
Cagliesi,G Hawkes.D and Tookey.M (207)A multi-disciplinary approach to explaining workless-ness in Britain International Journal of Social Economics