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Jean Boulton: Complexity as Worldview

Jean Boulton PhD, MBA is Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and also at Bristol Business School. She has a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge and a first degree in physics from the University of Oxford. Since 1999 she has worked with the Complex Systems Research Centre at Cranfield and led the design and delivery of complexity teaching to MBA students for several years. Since 2006 she has also taught complexity theory on the MSc in Responsible Business Practice at the University of Bath. She is Chair of Sustain Ltd (www.sustain.co.uk) and Chair of Social Action for Health (www.safh.org.uk). Research interests include: policy development in times of uncertainty; action research as a grounded methodology for exploring complexity theory and complex problems in practice. Her consultancy work centres on strategy and organisation development in times of uncertainty (see www.embracingcomplexity.co.uk). Jean is currently co-authoring ‘Embracing Complexity’ with Professor Peter Allen, to be published by Oxford University Press in late 2010.