My academic and consulting work involves building computer-based scenario building that helps managers to develop an understanding of the strategic positioning of their organization. I have extensive consulting experience that involves developing systems thinking and computer simulation to support strategic planning. My most recent consulting projects are:
- DSTO modeling the introduction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
- Department of Justice building scenarios for the Neighborhood Justice Center
- The Alfred Hospital modeling patient flows for the proposed Alfred Centre
- Australian Red Cross Blood Service modeling scenarios for donor restrictions
- Growth Area Authority modelling housing development in Victoria
- DonateLife modelling organ donation processes
I hold Masters degrees in English Literature from Auckland University, Educational Administration from the University of New England and Business Administration from Monash. My PhD is in the business applications of systems modelling and nonlinear dynamics and was completed at under the supervision of Theoretical Physicist Dr Charles Osborne.
I have over 30 years experience teaching in post-graduate and doctoral Management programs at Monash University including as the Director of the Business Action Research Centre and supervising PhD students working in the area of systems thinking and action research. I have published over 70 refereed conference and journal articles.