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

Sandra Woolley is the Director of Computer Science Research at Keele University where she also leads Software and Systems Engineering Research. She is the Deputy Chair of the Central University Research Ethics Committee and Chair of Faculty Research Ethics. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests encompass health technology, sensing systems and cultural informatics including the design, prototyping and evaluation of mobile and wearable health monitoring systems and assistive technologies.

Sandra 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 (sponsored by British Gas Plc and ICI Imagedata) after which she worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 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 undergraduate 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