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Reader in Computer Science and Leader of Software and Systems Engineering Research, Keele University

Sandra Woolley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University in the UK where she leads the Software and Systems Engineering Research. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests encompass medical and cultural informatics including the design, prototyping and evaluation of mobile and wearable health monitoring systems and assistive technologies. Her administrative duties have largely focused on chairing and contributing to School, Faculty and University Ethics Committees and ethical review processes.

She obtained a first degree in Maths and Applied Physics before training as a graduate engineer with Lucas Aerospace, UK. She received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Manchester and went on to work as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A. Prior to joining Keele University she lectured in Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Birmingham where she led modules on Computer Networking, Multimedia Data, Microcontroller Programming and Embedded Systems. At Keele University she leads a first year module on Computer Animation and Multimedia and a Masters module on User Interaction Design.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Software and Systems Engineering Research, Keele University


  • 1995 
    Manchester University, PhD