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Dr. Anne Lama

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Leather Technology
  • Department: Institute for Creative Leather Technologies

General information

Anne has obtained her BSc (Hons.) in Leather Technology from Bangladesh College of Leather Technology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She successfully completed her MSc Leather Technology and PhD at the University of Northampton, UK. Her PhD research focused on the growth and proliferation of bacteria in tannery effluent. 

She joined the University of Northampton, in 2014 to work with the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) team.

Teaching

Subject leader for Leather

  • Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Leather
  • Technology and Leather Technology (Top-up)

Module leader and teaching on the following modules:

  • LEA013 (Leather Technology and Material Evaluation: Raw to Tanned)
  • LEA014 (Leather Technology and Material Evaluation: Tanned to Crust)
  • LEA2001 (Leather Technology 2)
  • LEA3001 (Leather Technology 3)
  • LEA3005 (Leather Manufacture and Sustainability)
  • LEA4001 (BSc Project)
  • LEA014 (Leather Process Operations)
  • LEAM016 (Performance Leather Process Operations)
  • LEAM018 (MSc Dissertation
  • LEAM20S (Sustainable Manufacture Within the Leather Industry)

Anne also contributes towards co-ordinating and running short courses organised at the ICLT.

Research

Anne’s research interest is sustainability within the leather industry. She is currently working with UNIDO to create an e-learning module focusing on sustainable leather manufacture for tannery profession at the Kanpur Unnao Leather Cluster Company (KLC) – India.

She is also interested in historic and archaeological leather research. She is supervising a PhD project (leather technology in the pharaohnic period) in conjunction with the British Museum funded by the Art and Humanities Research Council.  

Publications

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2016

  1. Elnaggar, A., Fitzsimons, P., Lama, A., Fletcher, Y., Antunes, P. and Watkins, K. G. (2016) Feasibility of ultrafast picosecond laser cleaning of soiling on historical leather buckles. Heritage Science. 4(30) 2050-7445.

2015

  1. Lama, A., Fletcher, Y., Guthrie-Strachan, J., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2015) A new formulation for the treatment of acid-deterioration (Red Rot) in historic leathers. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress November, 24th – 27th, 2015 Novo Hamburgo/Brazil. IULTCS.
  2. Lama, A. (2015) A treatment to save historic leather. World Leather. 28(5), pp. 19-22. 0894-3087.
  3. Flowers, K., Kaczmarczyk, S., Lama, A., Sadehi, A. and Steele, J. (2015) How do biomaterials and granular materials move in a horizontal drum under varying process conditions? In: Gomze, L. A. (ed.) 2nd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials. Book of Abstracts. Miskolc, Hungary: IGREX Engineering Service Ltd. p. 79.
  4. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Fletcher, Y. (2015) Use of aluminium alkoxide and oxazolidine II to treat acid-deteriorated historic leather. Journal of the Institute of Conservation. 38(2), pp. 172-187. 1945-5224.

2013

  1. Lama, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2013) Methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic and potential pathogenic bacteria from skins and tannery effluents. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. 108(2), pp. 48-62. 0002-9726.

2012

  1. Lama, A., Allen, S. C. H., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2012) Survival and growth of Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in extreme environments present during the early stages of a conventional leather making process. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 107(6), pp. 186-195. 0002-9726.

2011

  1. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Fletcher, Y., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Vidler, K. (2011) Investigation of acid-deterioration in leather leading towards finding a suitable product for treatment. Invited Presentation presented to: 114th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2011, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK, 07 May 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Fletcher, Y. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2011) Investigation of acid-deterioration in leather leading towards finding a suitable product for treatment. In: XXXI IULTCS Congress: Valencia, Spain, September 27th-30th 2011. Valencia, Spain: IULTCS.
  3. Lama, A., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2011) Methods of isolation and identification of pathogenic and potential pathogenic bacteria from animal skins and tannery effluents. Paper presented to: XXXI International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Congress, Valencia, Spain, 27-30 September 2011. Also delivered as an Oral presentation at this conference (Unpublished)
  4. Lama, A., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Allen, S. C. H. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2011) Microorganisms: growth in the tannery. Leather International. 213(4816), p. 48. 1473-6314.
  5. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Covington, A. D., Fletcher, Y. and Guthrie-Strachan, J. (2011) Red rot in historic leather. Leather International. 213(4814), pp. 34-38. 1473-6314.

2010

  1. Lama, A., Antunes, A. P. M., Fletcher, Y., Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Vidler, K. (2010) Analysis of acid deterioration of leather. In: Janssen, E., Paris, M., Sawicki, M., Seymour, K. and Thorn, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the Joint Interim Conference: Multidisciplinary Conservation: A Holistic View for Historic Interiors. ICOM-CC.
  2. Lama, A. (2010) The impact of the leather manufacturing process on bacterial growth. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.

2009

  1. Lama, A., Allen, S. C. H., Attenburrow, G. E., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2009) The impact of beamhouse processes on bacterial growth. In: XXX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies: Proceedings. Beijing, China: China Leather Industry Association. p. 332.

2008

  1. Lama, A., Bates, M. P., Covington, A. D., Attenburrow, G. E. and Antunes, A. P. M. (2008) The impact of leather manufacturing processes on bacterial growth in tannery effluent. Invited Presentation presented to: 111th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) Conference 2008, Telford, Shropshire, U.K., 27 September 2008. (Unpublished)
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