Annual Conference Virtual Seminar Series: Systems thinking

This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year. Invited experts will offer insights into some of the latest research that has the potential to inform decisions taken by policy makers.

The third virtual seminar in this series will be on the topic of systems thinking.

Dates Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Zoom Meeting
Website Event website

Event details:

Host: Nicola Buckley

This session will include perspectives on systems thinking from Paul Kett, Department for Education, and Pedro Wrobel, Cabinet Office, addressing some of the incentives and barriers for implementing a systems approach. We also plan to discuss systems leadership and what the attributes of systems leaders may be. Professor John Clarkson will talk about his work, referring to the toolkit development and training that has followed the ‘Engineering Better Care’ report for the health and care community. We will also hear from Dr Luke Roberts about applying a systems approach to problems such as violence and conflict reduction in schools and criminal justice settings.

Confirmed speakers

  • Professor John Clarkson - Director Cambridge Engineering Design Centre at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Paul Kett - Director General, Department for Education
  • Luke Roberts - Managing Director, Resolve Consultants Ltd
  • Pedro Wrobel - Director, Strategic Framework, Cabinet Office

How to register
Attendance at this seminar is FREE. To register your attendance, click here.

For more details on other seminars in this series, please visit our annual conference webpage.

The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge is a new initiative that aims to cultivate stronger relationships between policymakers and experts in the sciences and engineering.