Dr Jenny


Key Expertise:

Design Led Wearable Technology
Digital Olfaction
Emotional / Sentient Design
Fashion Communication
Sensory Design

Reader in Sensory Fashion at Central Saint Martins, Director of Scentsory Design®

Jenny Tillotson is a Reader in Sensory Fashion at Central Saint Martins directing the Scentsory Design® initiative. She is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, an Associate of the British Society of Perfumery,a STEM Ambassador and a Churchill Fellow. Jenny gained her BA in Fashion Communication & Promotion from Central Saint Martins and a PhD in Printed Textiles from the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally, published in science and design journals, consulted for NIKE, Unilever, INTEL, Toyota and worked on projects with Philips, Cambridge Consultants, The North Face, Adeline André haute couture and International Flavours & Fragrances. Jenny has won numerous fellowships and awards including a nomination for a ‘FiFi’ award for breakthrough progress in the fragrance industry. More recently she has won an AHRC Impact & Engagement Award to work on a fashion project with the fragrance industry and a London Fusion Award to commercialise eScent® through her startup company (a spinout of University of the Arts London).

Research Interests:

Through past experience in the fashion industry and healthcare sector, Jenny is a pioneer of Scentsory Design®: the creative convergence of the science of smell and how it affects the human brain and senses, the developing knowledge and utilisation of nanotechnology and ‘miniaturisation’ and wearable technologies.
Her interests centre on finding and applying novel ways of creating mood-enhancing responsive fashion and textiles, using the olfactory sense as a communication tool. Her research seeks to break the tradition of fragrance delivery through the development of computerised scent-output systems worn on the body for fashion, health and emotional wellbeing applications and she holds granted patents in the UK, China and pending in the USA.

Dr Jenny Tillotson is interested in supervising PhD candidates in the field of 'sensory design and wellbeing emotional fashion.'

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