Caroline Paradise, Heald of Design Research & Associate Director, leads Atkins’ Research & Innovation team, targeting applied research to support growth areas and answer client challenges with innovative solutions. Caroline is a qualified Architect with a PhD in Architecture, and 15+yrs experience in applied research within the built environment industry. Central to her role is driving the research & innovation agenda across the practice through collaborative projects and thought leadership under a number of themes including stakeholder engagement, end user briefing, health & wellbeing and digital technology.
A significant amount of her time is devoted to supporting design teams with intensive stakeholder engagement to develop detailed briefs that accurately capture client aspirations. She has been involved in a variety of projects across a number of sectors, including Education, Residential and Transportation, supporting design development as part of project teams as well as leading standalone research & innovation projects.