Andrew B. Wootton

Andrew B. Wootton

University of Salford
New Adephi Building, The Crescent
Salford, Greater Manchester
00 44 161 2952693

Andrew B. Wootton is Director of the Design Against Crime Solution Centre — a unique design research partnership with Greater Manchester Police, the Landeskriminalamt Niedersachsen (DE) and DSP-groep b.v. (NL). His background is in human-centred design.

For over 20 years, Andrew has led research into the use of evidence-based design to create human-centred product and service solutions to societal challenges. He is currently leading the €3m European Commission funded research programme Cutting Crime Impact (CCI). CCI is working with six law enforcement agencies across Europe — including the Dutch and Estonian national police forces, Lisbon Police, German police in Lower Saxony and Spanish police in Catalonia (

Andrew is also a Director of ProtectED CIC – a non-profit organisation to improve the safety, security and wellbeing of university students in the UK (

Andrew has published widely on the use of human-centred design to address issues related to social responsibility, and was invited to author a volume of Gower's seminal Socially Responsible Design series. 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 design research, practice and policy across Europe (