CBRT™ Research Team
CBRT™ Director of Research – Professor Stephen Westland
Head of School . BSc (Leeds) PhD (Leeds) CCol FSDC
Stephen Westland obtained a BSc (Colour Chemistry, 1983) and a PhD (Colour Physics, 1988) from the University of Leeds. He worked for four years (1986-90) as a colour physicist at Courtaulds Research before joining Keele University in 1990 to work with Professor David Foster. In 1999 he was appointed as a Reader in Colour Imaging at the Colour and Imaging Institute at Derby University where he became Programme Leader for the MSc Imaging Science and taught modules on Colour Image Analysis and Colour Vision.
In 2003 he was appointed as Professor in Colour Science and Technology in the School of Design at the University of Leeds. He is currently Head of the School of Design (2006-2010). His research interests include colour measurement, colour, and spatial vision, spectral imaging, colour management and colour design.
He is a member of the Colour Measurement Committee (CMC) of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, and a member of the Colour Group (UK). Since April 1996 he has been a director of Colourware Ltd. In 1998 he was invited to join the International Editorial Board of Coloration and Technology and in 2007 was appointed as Academic Editor of a new multi-disciplinary journal Colour: Design and Creativity.
She has held research positions around Europe (MPI for Brain Research – Germany, College-de-France – France, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Belgium, University Hospitals Geneva – Switzerland). Since 1994, she was PI and co-investigator on numerous grants, reviewer for various international journals and conferences, conference co-organizer (European Conference on Visual Perception) and panel member on national grant bodies (e.g. BMBF).
She is on the editorial board of the journal Perception, and has published numerous journal and conference papers on human perception and attention.
I completed my first degree in Textile Chemistry at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and subsequently came to the UK for my Masters (Colour Imaging) and PhD (Colour and Imaging Science) studies. Currently I hold an academic post as Lecturer in Colour Theory at the University of Leeds. My research interests are colour vision, spectral imaging, colour reproduction and colour, all as applied to the art and design disciplines. I am also active in several professional bodies including The Colour Group (Great Britain), the Society of Dyers and Colourists (UK), the Society of Imaging Science and Technology (USA) and the Tsinghua Art & Science Colour & Imaging Institute (China). I am a member of the International Editorial Panel of Coloration Technology. In 2008 I was given the Selwyn Award from The Royal Photographic Society for my research in colour imaging and imaging technology; and recently I have received a Silver Medal from the Society of Dyers and Colourists (May 2011) in recognition of my contributions to education, the Society and in the interests of the allied industries.
Dr.Cheung is a Corporate Member – Society of Dyers and Colourists (CCol ASDC), Publication Committee Member – Society of Dyers and Colourists, Colour Measurement Committee (CMC) Member – Society of Dyers and Colourists, Secretary (Leeds Students Section) – Society of Dyers and Colourists, Member of Editorial Panel – Coloration Technology, Committee Member and Newsletter Secretary – The Colour Group (Great Britain) and International Liaison – Tsinghua Art & Science Colour &
Imaging Institute (TASCII), China.
Following her degree in colour science at Leeds University, WenWen Song is currently vice-head of Colour & Imaging Technology at the Institute of Tsinghua University, Art & Science Research Center. Educated as a fashion designer at Suzhou University, WenWen has worked as one of the organisers of China Fashion Week in China Fashion Association from 1996 to 2000.With the passion for colour, she held a post in the China Textile Information Center as the marketing director of the China National Colour System, and served as vice Secretary General of China Fashion Colour Association from 2002 to 2007.During the period of CFCA, she has been engaging in fashion colour research and forecast, making market research on colour, forecasting and issuing colour trends, represented China to participate in InterColor panel meeting biannually and presented China fashion colour trend proposal.In future to further explore the relationship between art and science in the field of colour.The current position for WenWen allows her to build the platform for the basic cross-subjected colour theory and application research in Tsinghua University. The research interests: colour design colour emotion, colour semantics, colour harmony, colour psychology.Education: Colour Science, Msc Leeds University, Fashion Design BA Suzhou University.
Present: Deputy Head of Colour & Imaging Technology, Institute of Tsinghua University, P.R. China Art & Research Center.
1996 – 2000: China Fashion Association (Organiser of China Fashion Week)
2002 – 2007: Deputy Secretary General of China Fashion Colour Association
Head of China delegation for InterColor Panel, Marketing Director of China National Colour System.
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