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Mr Dean Brough

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,


Mr Dean Brough
Head of Studies, Design
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Senior Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Discipline *
Design Practice and Management
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Master of Arts (Research) (Queensland University of Technology), B Arts in Fashion (Honours) (University of Manchester Institute of Sc and Tech), Diploma of Teaching (Queensland University of Technology), Dip Clothing Design and Management (University of Manchester Institute of Sc and Tech), Adv Dip of Fashion (Technical & Further Education), Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training (Technical & Further Education), Cert of fashion Studies (Technical & Further Education), Cert TCF Export Education (Technical & Further Education)

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Fashion, Fashion history, Health and fashion, Menswear, Skin cancer and clothing

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dean Brough is Study Area Coordinator for fashion and lectures in studio practice and fashion technology in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. His most recent research is centred on the critical role fashion plays in determining sun protective behaviour. Dean has also investigated the history of the men’s white dress shirt. The creative practice that evolved from this investigation won Dean a Design Institute of Australia Award. He has also won numerous teaching awards including a Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching and a Vice Chancellors’ Distinguished Teaching Award (team).
Dean is unit coordinator for numerous QUT fashion units and is discipline coordinator for the Creative Industries Transition program. He is also a board member for both the QUT Creative Industries Faculty Academic Board and the Board of Studies.
Dean’s fashion practice has been exhibited at venues such as the Queensland Art Gallery, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, and Artisan gallery. He has extensive industry expertise and knowledge in fashion practice.

Dean Brough is Head of Studies (School of Design) and Senior Lecturer in Fashion in the Creative Industries Faculty, University of Technology (QUT). His principle research interest is centred on design resolution for apparel and how this can improve human health and well-being. Dean has investigated threshold positions for design innovation – the creative practice that evolved from this investigation received Dean a Design Institute of Australia Award. He has also received numerous teaching awards including Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching,  Vice Chancellors’ Distinguished Teaching Award (team) and Vice Chancellors’ Performance Award.

Dean is a creative practitioner with a diverse suite of fashion skills; in particular, the ability to explore and fabricate new garment designs and technologies. Dean has a wealth of fashion industry skills and his fashion practice has been exhibited at numerous venues, including Queensland Art Gallery, ARC Biennial, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival and Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery in Hong Kong. He has also recently acted as a legal industry expert witness for a national landmark case for fashion copyright.

Dean has widespread experience in digital applications for the fashion industry, including highly proficient skills in computer aided pattern design, computer aided pattern grading, computer based graphics (including print development) and industry based digital embroidery programs. He also has extensive experience in fashion production, including stretch-wear manufacture, tailoring, and production resolution for bespoke complex designs. Alongside this, Dean has a strong interest in wearable technology and how fashion can intersect to provide innovative product solutions.


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  • Brough DM, (2009) Spotty Dick (Fashion - menswear), Queensland Exhibition - RNA Cotton and Wool Exhibition
  • Brough DM, (2010) Woollen Mermaids (Exhibition Curator), Queensland Museum
  • Brough DM, (2006) Neo-dandy, Artisans Gallery, Qld Art Gallery and mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.