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Prof. Gerald Midgley

Centre for Systems Studies
Professor of Systems Thinking
United Kingdom
Gerald Midgley is Professor of Systems Thinking in the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK. He also holds Adjunct Professorships at Mälardalen University, Sweden; the University of Queensland, Australia; the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He was Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull from 1997 to 2003 and from 2010 to 2014. From 2003 to 2010, he was a Senior Science Leader in the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand. Gerald has had over 300 papers on systems thinking, problem structuring methods, community operational research and conflict management published in international journals, edited books and practitioner magazines, and has been involved in a wide variety of public sector, community development, technology foresight, sustainability and resource management projects. He was the 2013/14 President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, and has written or edited 11 books including, 'Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice' (Kluwer, 2000); 'Operational Research and Environmental Management: A New Agenda' (Operational Research Society, 2001); 'Systems Thinking, Volumes I-IV' (Sage, 2003); 'Community Operational Research: OR and Systems Thinking for Community Development' (Kluwer, 2004); and 'Forensic DNA Evidence on Trial: Science and Uncertainty in the Courtroom' (Emergent, 2011).