Global Beauty 5 Conference, organiser, Interdisciplinary.net - September 2015.
Global beauty and Fashion 2013, steering committee, Interdisciplinary.net - on-going.
'Fashion Tales 2015, Moda Cult Milan You Don’t Mean A Thing if You Ain’t Got No Bling' - June 2015.
Global Beauty 4 Conference, Oxford University, Interdisciplinary network, 2014 - 'Beauty on The Move, Mobile Women and the Portable Dressing table', September 2014.
Home Front Women War and Conflict, Worchester University, WHN 2014 Paper - 'Beauty on The Move – Mobile Women and the Portable Dressing table' - September 2014.
'SEVEN magazine', steering group & creative director - 2014 – current.
Global Beauty 3 Conference, Oxford University, Interdisciplinary network - 'Bejewelled Bodies, Jewelleries Box Of Delights' - 2013.
'CHAPTER magazine', creative director and co-founder - 2012 – 2015.
RCA Fashion Cities conference 2012, 'The hair salon and the fashion city' - 2012.
'Fashion Tales 2012, Moda Cult, Milan - Bejewelled Bodies, material memory inheritance of the jewellery object' - 2012.
Hair exhibition, fashion Space LCF, London 2011 and publication - 2011 - Relic Of Ritual - 2011.
3rd Global Fashion Conference, Interdisciplinary network, Oxford University 2011 - Barnet’s In Basingstoke.
V&A Victoria and Albert Museum Oral History Society Conference - July 2010 - Media Lab presentation of Barnet’s in Basingstoke - Hairspace.co.uk 2010.
5th Character, online magazine, editor.
BBC Radio Scotland, fashion advisor - 2010 - current.
Style On Trial, advisor to Andrew Barton, Hair History 2010.
Chalk PR, hair copy writer – 2009.
Sage Publishers, text book reviewer – 2009 – current.
Unilever – Sunsilk team – Hair Be Beauty Project - 2009
Donna studied design history and material culture and her interest is in the object of fashion; her research surrounds the relationship between fashion and the body; the sensory experiences of fashion and our relationship to the fashion object. She has focused more recently on the accessorising of the body; hair, jewellery and make up, as well as material memories senses and production and consumption of fashion.
Her current research development for MPhil PhD is examining our emotional relationship to jewellery and how this can be explored through affect and digital technology in the display of jewellery within the museum and gallery space; and the craft skills and relationship between maker and wearer.
Within the University Donna is a member of the fashion cluster research group, and also heads the performing fashion research group.
Donna is currently contributing to a cultural history of hair Bloomsbury publication through her research into hair jewellery and is developing her research through to MPhil PhD while she continues to contribute to conferences and publications both nationally and internationally.