Lindsay D'Arcy

  • Doctoral Researcher

Lindsay is from a fashion design and garment making background, having studied her postgrad at Central St Martins where she merged both fashion and health disciplines to develop resistance integrated clothing. She then completed an MRes in Healthcare & Design at the Royal College of Arts and Imperial College London. Lindsay’s PhD involves studying the physiological effects of clothing and designing functional clothing to enhance metabolic consumption.

To maintain a stable body weight, energy intake must equal energy expenditure, however sedentary lifestyles have greatly reduced metabolic consumption i.e. the rate in which the body burns calories. Whilst physical activity proves effective for increasing metabolic consumption, vigorous bouts of exercise are not enjoyed by all and thus, Lindsay’s research aims to develop functional clothing to increase metabolic consumption. It involves cross-discipline research between; clothing design, physiology, exercise and biomechanics.

Supervisors: Dr Mike Fray, Dr Jo Barnes.