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Managing Complexity: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue

The Project

Managing Complexity_2Complex behaviours are difficult to understand and can be unpredictable for researchers to model.

Transformation, on an individual, social, regional, and environmental level, is at the heart of complexity and this projects aim to develop and integrate methods for dealing with these problems from a variety of perspectives.

The project aims to understand the ways in which these factors intersect and interact, rather than studying the factors in isolation, to increase understanding on complexity and its role in society. 

Managing Complexity – A Multidisciplinary Dialogue will bridge the gap between the theory of complexity and its practical application by examining complexity in the fields of science, engineering, philosophy, and social science. 

The researchers will engage with external experts in natural resource management, environmental planning, agriculture and sustainability to understand and meet local needs. 

The Researchers

Managing Complexity - A Multidisciplinary Dialogue brings together researchers with expertise in human and social geography, environmental studies, philosophy, and ecology. 

Dr Patrick McGivern is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Professor Graham Harris is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the SMART Infrastructure Facility in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Professor Pascal Perez is the Research Director of the SMART Infrastructure Facility in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Dr Christine Eriksen is a Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Catherine Phillips is a Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Last reviewed: 22 June, 2016

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