Sean Gilroy

Head of Cognitive Design, BBC

Sean is the Head of Cognitive Design for BBC UX&D and a Neurodiversity lead, based at MediaCityUK in Salford, England.
In 2014 he co-created BBC CAPE (Creating A Positive Environment), a unique initiative advocating Neurodiversity and designing innovative solutions to remove barriers to employment for Neurodivergent people.

As CAPE grew, Sean then created and now leads the Cognitive Design function as part of the BBC’s UX&D department, which aims to evangelise, shape and deliver the concept of Cognitive Design; recognising the value of Neurodiversity & Diversity of Thought to deliver evolved, inclusive processes and solutions.

Sean’s passion for inclusion originates in his previous career as a Chartered Management Accountant, during which he worked across many different industry sectors and included the role of Finance Director, BBC North.


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