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Martin Reynolds

Senior Lecturer in Systems Thinking

Communication & Systems Department 

Contact information

T. +44 (0)1908 654894
E. martin.reynolds@open.ac.uk


Postgraduate programme in Systems Thinking in Practice
Postgraduate programme in Environmental Decision Making
  • Postgraduate programme in Global Development

  • Postgraduate programme in Business Administration

    • B847 Management Beyond the Mainstream: Author

    Undergraduate Diploma in Systems Practice
  • T306 'Managing Complexity: a systems approach Course Team member (and previous Chair))

  • Academic interests

    Critical systems thinking in practice with
    • international development
    • public sector management
    • environmental responsibility
    • professional evaluation
    • development of open educational resources (OERs)
    Some specific projects include:
    • C-Change:  Open licensing of climate change and sustainability resources funded by JISC open educational resources Programme
    • UKZN-LC: University of KwaZulu-Natal Leadership Centre research collaboration with OU-OSRG (open systems research group) on public sector management and systems practice.
    • Systems concepts and evaluation Publication and professional development support for evaluators in different sectors involving colleagues from New Zealand, America and Europe
    • Projects on social learning for managing natural resources including use of critical systems approaches in Guyana (involving OU-OSRG Visiting Professor Werner Ulrich) and soft systems approaches for the integrated management and sustainable use of water amongst five European countries

    Recent output

     M.Reynolds, C. Blackmore a
    nd M.J. Smith  (eds) (2009) The Environmental Responsibility Reader  Zed Books, The Open University 360 pp,  ISBN: 978-1-84813-318-1

    M. Reynolds and S. Holwell (eds.) (2010) Systems Approaches to Managing
    Change: A Practical Guide Springer, The Open University ISBN: 978-1-84882-808-7

    See Open Research Online for full list of re
    cent publications including downloadable journal and chapter submissions.