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Professor Mike Yearworth

Professor Mike Yearworth

Professor Mike Yearworth
BSc(Soton), PhD(Soton.), MBA(Bath), MINCOSE, MBCS, CITP, CEng

Visiting Professor

Area of research

Systemic problem structuring in engineering organisations

Office 1.50
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5723

Research summary

Mike’s research is focused on the development and application of systems approaches for working with complex socio-technical problems. Specific research areas:

  • System Dynamics Modelling: developing Causal Loop Diagrams (CLDs) and System Dynamics Models through group model building with stakeholders 
  • Agent Based Modelling: exploring emergence in complex systems
  • Grounded Systems Modelling: integrating qualitative data analysis methods with systems modelling
  • Developing Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs) for systems practice in engineering

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Mike is Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems, focussing on developing problem structuring methods for systems practice in engineering. Previously, he was responsible for developing research strategy as Research Director for the Systems Centre and leader of the Systems Research Group. 

Prior to joining the University Mike was Senior Research Manager at Hewlett-Packard’s European Research Laboratory where he managed a number of projects researching the development and application of system modelling techniques to understanding the performance of very large complex managed services with focus areas in data centre operations, information security and automation. This work included systems based modelling and ...

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