Portrait of Siân Lindley

Siân Lindley

Senior Principal Research Manager


I am a social scientist on Project Alexandria at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. Through interdisciplinary work, we ship systems, produce user insights, and develop envisionments and prototypes.

I am currently researching human-AI collaboration in the context of enterprise knowledge applications, with a specific focus on sense-making, content reuse and remix, and cross-application workflows. While knowledge work is the primary focus here, I am also interested in front-line work.

Whilst at Microsoft I have also studied digital possessions (you can find out more by watching my TEDx talk), web use, technology for older adults, wearable cameras, messaging devices and situated displays. I have a PhD in Psychology from the University of York and an MSc in Human-Centred Computing Systems from the University of Sussex. I was a Lecturer at UCL before joining Microsoft in 2007.