Jean teaches, researches, consults and writes about the implications of ‘embracing complexity’ for living and working in an increasingly fast-changing, volatile, uncertain and interconnected world. She is a visiting fellow with both Bath and Cranfield Universities and a 2019 research fellow at Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies. She draws on her physics background to consider the implications of complexity theory for the natural and social world and has a keen interest in how these ideas connect with the philosophies of Buddhism and Daoism. She is in the process of writing a further book on process complexity.
At the School of System Change
Jean has been teaching at the School of System Change since its beginnings and brings both a groundedness to the theory and a strong sense of how to apply these ideas to create sustainable and systemic change in light of climate change, increasing social inequality and insecurity, and shifting political norms.
I find that the participants on the School programmes are really dedicated to wanting to make the world a more sustainable and equal place. They care and are open to new ideas and have a sense of both humility and agency. This makes the involvement for me a great pleasure and very rewarding.
Dr Jean Boulton