Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie is a Highly Cited Researcher, Chair of Engineering Education at UWA’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Research Cluster Engineering, Communities, and Environment and Director of FASE (Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education).
Before coming to Perth, Caroline was Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, where she was also held a cross appointment with Chemical Engineering, Sociology and Women's Studies. In addition, she has held positions at Imperial College, UK and the University of Sydney.
Caroline's expertise revolves around three main areas within the theme of ‘Engineering and Communities and Environment’: research, practice and education: Her research focuses on technological and social processes and systems, which enhance engineering and community relations. She is has a particular focus on Latin America with active projects in Argentina, Colombia and Peru: her not-for-profit organisation 'Waste for Life' works to create poverty-reducing solutions to environmental issues and models positive community participatory practices in materials recycling systems. Caroline brings lessons learnt from these studies and practices into the curriculum and the classroom to facilitate the transformation of future generations of engineers.