Rupesh Shah

Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor at School of Engineering and Innovation, Open University

Rupesh Shah

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Rupesh has supported learning about systems thinking at the Open University for almost 20 years, initially as a research fellow and then as an Associate Lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in systems thinking and now as a Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor. He has worked as co-author for two post-graduate modules in Systems Thinking in Practice and is currently working on a third.

Rupesh has worked as a participatory development practitioner and community educator, managing local projects in the UK, India and beyond.

His teaching and research interests include developing capability in systems thinking in practice, the role of community empowerment in sustainable development and relational practice in learning for change.

At the School of System Change

Rupesh introduces participants to ideas, principles and methods from a range of systems approaches - hopefully in a critically informed yet playful way. The idea is to offer participants a practical, theoretically grounded and embodied encounter with systems thinking in practice.