Professor Alan Blackwell - Academic Non-Executive Director
Alan Blackwell is Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology (the Computer Laboratory), having prior qualifications in professional engineering, computing and experimental psychology.
Professor Blackwell has more than 30 years’ experience of designing industrial systems, electronic and software products, including periods as a design consultant, researcher and lead product designer for a wide variety of companies. He has taught design courses and supervised postgraduate design research students in computing, architecture, psychology, languages, music and engineering. He is a Fellow of Darwin College, Deputy Head of the Computer Laboratory, and Co-director of the Cambridge Global Challenges initiative.