Creative Director / Founder
Dr Jenny Tillotson is a Sensory Designer and creative drive behind a truly transdisciplinary project spanning 20 years. With extensive "lived experiences" as a long-term user of mental health services, she has invented and founded "eScent" which integrates the health, natural and social sciences in a humanities fashion context, transcending their traditional boundaries. She is a named inventor on several awarded and pending patents in the field of AI-powered wearable scent technology and smart textiles for fashiontech, health, wellbeing, beauty and lifestyle. Currently, she is working on a smart face mask for frontline workers and a Beautytech project. In 2020, she participated on the IMPULSE tech innovators program at the Maxwell Centre, University Of Cambridge, "Innovators for Change" program at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Pathway Program at the Trampery Old Street. She was formerly a Reader in "Sensory Fashion" at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) and a Visiting Scholar in Professor Chris Lowe's Biotechnology Healthcare group at the University of Cambridge. She is a member of Cambridge Neuroscience, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an Associate of the British Society of Perfumers. She is also a Winston Churchill Fellow and did her fellowship report on "Sensory Fashion stress management tools to prevent a bipolar relapse". Jenny holds a degree in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins and a PhD in Printed Textiles from the Royal College of Art. Jenny is a FiFi (Fragrance Foundation UK) Award nominee, she has exhibited internationally, published in science and design journals and worked with industry including IFF, Philips Research, NIKE, Unilever, Cambridge Consultants, The North Face and Adeline André haute couture.