Dr Kristina Brubacher

Lecturer in Fashion Technology

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Kristina is a Lecturer in Fashion Technology at the Department of Materials at The University of Manchester, where she contributes to teaching and research in the Fashion Business & Technology Group.  

After completing her BSc in Textile and Clothing Management (Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany) Kristina worked in the fashion industry in Germany and Australia before focusing more on functional clothing in her MSc in Clothing Product Development at Manchester Metropolitan University, where, following another period in industry, she studied also for her PhD on the design development of compression sportswear using 3D technologies.  

External positions

Member of the Editorial Board for 'Sports Engineering'

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Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms


  • Fashion Product Development, Fashion Technology, Functional Clothing Design, Compression Sportswear, 3D Body Scanning, Virtual Fit, User-centred Design

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, Towards the Design of Sports Compression Garments with Controlled Pressure, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (2015 - 2018)
  • Master of Science, Clothing Product Development, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (2012 - 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, Textile and Clothing Management, Hochschule Niederrhein (2005 - 2009)

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