Dr Caroline Cantley

Current Member

Dr Caroline Cantley's career spans both industry and academia, focused on engineering, technology-based business and research. Her current role, as Executive Director of the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe), involves providing leadership and strategic direction to the creation of critical mass in engineering in Scotland to help attract investment, leading researchers, industrial engagement, skills development and entrepreneurship and promote Scotland's strengths within the globalised world economy. 

Her previous experience covers a broad spectrum of roles including providing technical consultancy advice and services to energy clients around the globe and on ground breaking collaborative multi-national projects such as the University of Glasgow Institute for Gravitational Research programme developing the LIGO detector network in the US. She is a Chartered Physicist, Member of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee of the Scottish Funding Council, Vice-Chair of the Physics Industrial Advisory Board of the University of the West of Scotland, Member of the Higher Education and Industry STEM Coordination Group for Education Scotland and a Member of the Council of the Scottish Optoelectronics Association. 

Caroline graduated in Physics with Geology and gained her PhD in Experimental Physics in the field of gravitational wave detection at the University of Glasgow.

Dr Caroline Cantley joined the SSAC on 01 January 2019.