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Caroline L. Davey

Director, Design Against Crime Solution Centre, University of Salford

Dr Caroline L. Davey is Director of the Design Against Crime Solution Centre at the University of Salford. Dr Caroline Davey is a qualified Organisational Psychologist and Reader in Design, Innovation & Society. She has led major UK and European funded projects on social responsibility since 1998.

Caroline has published academic articles and design guidelines on the role of design within crime prevention, and the use of holistic, human-centred ‘design thinking’ to address problems relating to quality of life. She has delivered four European-funded projects on Design Against Crime (Hippokrates 2001, 2002, Agis 2003, 2006), and initiated a major UK consortium project on sustainability in urban design decision-making—VivaCity2020.

Recent projects include: City Centre Crime; National Police Crime Prevention Service (NPCPS); and Planning Urban Security (PLuS)—an EU funded project led by the Landeskriminalamt Niedersachsen. The Design Against Crime Solution Solution Centre is also involved in the Youth Design Against Crime programme—a partnership with UK charity Catch22 to engage disadvantaged young people in crime prevention.


  • –present
    Director, Design Against Crime Solution Centre, University of Salford


  • 1996 
    University of Manchester, PhD Organisational Psychology