The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

The Trustee Board

The Trustee Board is comprised of the following ADH members.

Tara Tierney
Tara Tierney, Chair,
The Trustee Board

Tara Tierney is the Chair of The Trustee Board of The Association of Dress Historians. She holds an MA in the History and Culture of Fashion, from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her Master’s dissertation focused on the early British House Music culture, 1987–1991, and explored women’s identity within this culture through dress and the roles women held. Her present position is at Net–A–Porter, where she manages the digitisation and annotation of the Net–A–Porter Catwalk Archive, which is a collection of over 5500 hours of catwalk footage and interviews, covering all four major fashion weeks, 1979–2010. Tara can be reached at email

Jennifer Daley
Jennifer Daley, Chairman and Trustee

Dr. Jennifer Daley, PhD, FHEA, MA, MA, BTEC, BA, is Chairman and Trustee of The Association of Dress Historians and Editor–in–Chief of The Journal of Dress History. Dr. Daley is a university lecturer, who researches the political, economic, industrial, technological, and cultural history of clothing and textiles. She earned a PhD from The Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, with a thesis, titled, A History of Clothing and Textiles for Sailors in the British Royal Navy, 1660–1859. She also earned an MA in Art History from The Department of Dress History at The Courtauld Institute of Art; a BTEC in Millinery (history, design, and construction) at Kensington and Chelsea College; an MA (with a dissertation on political economics) from King’s College, London; and a BA from The University of Texas at Austin. She can be reached at email

Lisa Bartup, Treasurer and Trustee

After a long career in Accountancy, early retirement gave Lisa Bartup the opportunity to study fashion and dress history. She holds a BA in Fashion and Dress History and is currently studying for an MA in The History of Design and Material Culture at The University of Brighton. A horse rider from a young age, Lisa uses her experience to research equestrianism, including themes of tradition, belonging, gender, class, and consumption. Her current research project explores how dress communicates the role and position of women in organised equestrian sports during the nineteenth century. She is also a member of Objects Unwrapped, an ongoing collaborative project between The University of Brighton and Worthing Museum, researching equestrian objects held in the collection. Lisa can be reached by email at

Janet Mayo, Trustee

Janet Mayo is a member of the Executive Committee of The Association of Dress Historians, a Trustee, and she chairs the ADH Awards Sub–Committee. Janet has been a member of the ADH since its conception as CHODA. Her first degree was in theology at Birmingham University, and she followed it with an MA in History of Dress, taught by Aileen Ribeiro, at The Courtauld Institute of Art, specialising in British eighteenth century dress. Janet wrote her MA dissertation on Aesthetic Dress at the end of the nineteenth century. This combination of degrees led to the publication of A History of Ecclesiastical Dress (B.T. Batsford, 1984). Janet worked as a Costume Supervisor in the theatre and opera, finally head of costume at The National Theatre, London, during the time of Sir Peter Hall and Richard Eyre. In Brussels, Janet worked in the uniforms section of the Textiles Department of The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History. Janet can be reached at email

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) is governed by The Trustee Board, which is voted in by ADH members.

The Trustee Board is legally responsible and accountable for ADH governance, management, and administration.

The Trustee Board ensures that the ADH is carrying out its charitable objectives, as set out in the following:

ADH Constitution
ADH Code of Conduct
ADH Code of Ethics
ADH Diversity and Inclusion Policy


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