Dr Kai Yang is an Associate Professor in Textile Design and Innovation. She is the Head of Research in Fashion and Textiles, Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton. Her research interests are electronic textiles, wearable healthcare, and sustainable textiles. She has been PI on £3.5M e-textile healthcare projects (e.g. EPSRC Fellowship; two MRC DPFS). She is the co-founder of Smart Fabric Inks, founder of Etexsense, and co-chair of the E-textiles Network. She received her BSc in Material Engineering from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China, in 2004; and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leeds in 2009.