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Biography

Caroline Jay is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of Research in the School of Engineering. She is qualified as both a Psychologist (BA, CPsychol) and Computer Scientist (MSc, PhD), and undertakes research crossing these domains. She is Research Director of the Software Sustainabilty Institute, and a keen advocate for open and reproducible science.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, where she leads the 'Human-Centred Systems' health project. She founded the Manchester arm of the BBC Data Science Research Partnership, and the Human-Centred Design theme of the 'Digital Futures' initiative. 

She is the Software Engineering lead for the EPSRC Human-Like Computing Network+, the ESRC Emerging Minds Network+ and the NERC Digital Solutions Hub. She was named in the Guardian as one of the 2022 Top 50 Women in Engineering.

Research interests

Caroline's research focuses on software engineering and human-computer interaction, combining her expertise in computer science and psychology. She uses empirical methods to study and innovate in:

  • Health Science and Medicine
  • Creative Media and Television
  • Knowledge Representation and Software Engineering

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute
  • Creative Manchester

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  • Better World Awards

    Brass, Andrew (Recipient), Cruickshank, Sheena (Recipient), Hassan, Lamiece (Recipient), Jay, Caroline (Recipient) & Vigo, Markel (Recipient), 1 Feb 2017

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Making a Difference Award for Social Responsibility

    Brass, Andrew (Recipient), Cruickshank, Sheena (Recipient), Hassan, Lamiece (Recipient), Jay, Caroline (Recipient) & Vigo, Markel (Recipient), 11 May 2017

    Prize: Other distinction