Yanina Aubrey - Knowledge Exchange Pathway Leader
Yanina is a strategist, social entrepreneur, senior researcher and experienced project leader with a passion for design, sustainability and creative innovation. Over the last 15 years she has led very diverse projects ranging from fashion business strategy and sustainable innovation to policy advice to government agencies and qualitative & quantitative consulting for FMCGs companies. During the last 8 years, her work has focused mainly on Industry-Academia research-driven collaborations, where she’s applied her expertise on start-ups, sustainability, & innovation strategies within the fashion sector. Yanina is also the founder and former creative director of Aravore London, an ethical childrenswear fashion brand operating since 2005.
She holds a 1st Class BA Hons in Asian Studies, a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics & Applied Statistics and an MA from Central Saint Martins (Distinction) where she researched sustainability and social innovation among fashion SMEs in the UK. She has been a lecturer and speaker at venues around the world and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Yanina has developed and led on various knowledge exchange projects at CSF and UAL and is currently CSF’s Knowledge Exchange Pathway Leader, a new academic role with responsibility for the development of CSF’s Knowledge Exchange Strategic Framework, and the delivery of KE academic outputs.