Head of School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University

Associate Professor Robyn Healy is Acting Head of School and Deputy Head of Research and Innovation in the School of Fashion and Textiles.

Previously she was Program Director of the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) in the School of Architecture and Design from 2009-2012, and HDR Director in the School of Architecture and Design from 2011-2012.

Robyn has steered the development of the fashion research cohort, and reviewed and restructured the fashion program to facilitate vertically integrated studios, cross-disciplinary studios, and increased industry engagement, particularly with the professional practice stream.

Robyn is an independent curator and fashion commentator.

She has worked with Australian public collections of fashion and textiles for over 20 years.

From 1990 to 2004, she was the Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria. Previously working at the National Gallery of Australia, where she was the inaugural curator of International Fashion from 1982 to 1989 and the Senior Curator of International Decorative Arts from 1990.

Experience

  • 2007–2014
    Head of School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University