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Patricia Shaw

Professor Patricia Shaw is a visiting professor at the Business School of the University of Hertfordshire, where she co-founded a research centre in 1995; This is dedicated to developing approaches to organisational leadership, learning and change based on insights emerging from what are now known as the Complexity Sciences.

Her own particular interest is in developing people’s capacity for participating in the conversational activity that constitutes political life in Organisations, whether private, public or civic (see Changing Conversations in Organisations, and Working Live – Experiencing Risk, Improvisation and Spontaneity in Organisational Change. Both published by Routledge).

Patricia is a Fellow of Schumacher College and a member of the Schumacher College Steering Group.