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Jennifer Wilby

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From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull and then from 1997-99 at the University of Lincoln. From 1999 to 2004 she was a Research Fellow at the University of York in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, undertaking systematic reviews of health care interventions on behalf of the Department of Health (NICE). Jennifer moved back to the University of Hull in 2004, finishing an MPH at University of Leeds and PhD at University of Hull in 2007. From 2007 to 2009 she also held a part-time EPSRC post-doctoral fellow researching on the EmergeNet Emerging Sustainability Project. Jennifer is currently Vice President for Administration for the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and past work has included Honorary Treasurer and executive board member of ARCISS (The Association of Research Centres in the Social Sciences), and a member of the board of the UKSS (United Kingdom Systems Society) and UK Complexity Society. In 1995 she received the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award at the ISSS Meeting in Amsterdam. In the year July 2010 to 2011, she served as President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) and hosted the ISSS conference in 2011 at the University of Hull, Hull, UK. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS).