Researcher profile for Tracy Kennedy
Tracy joined OP in 1998 and is currently a Principal Lecturer with The School of Design (Fashion). Tracy has several roles including teaching & learning, secondary school liaison, short course co-coordinator and Manager of the Dunedin Fashion Incubator Outreach program that supports new graduates and emerging designers.
Tracy has a particular interest in sustainable models and social enterprise within the fashion industry and the implications for stakeholders and educators. Currently working toward an MVA Textiles, Tracy enjoys the challenges of creating textiles that inspire, with an aim of reducing the impact on the environment.
In another life Tracy has worked for a large knitwear manufacturer and has run her own small knitwear design business. Tracy liaises closely with the fashion industry and the business community as part of her role as Dfi manager and educator.