Caroline Davey

Director, Design against Crime Solution Center, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

For the past 18 years, Professor Caroline L. Davey has led research into the role of design in tackling crime, insecurity and other societal challenges. Caroline has published widely on the use of human-centred design to address issues related to social responsibility. Design Against Crime: A human-centred approach to safety and security outlines the development of Design Against Crime in the UK, and its wider impact on research, practice and policy across Europe. In 2018, Caroline secured over €3m research funding from the EU for the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) research project. This is helping police forces across Europe design innovative ways to fight crime — including the Dutch and Estonian national police forces, Lisbon Police, German police in Lower Saxony and the police of Catalonia in Spain.