"I am current President of the UKSS, and work as a senior lecturer and researcher in management systems and sciences in The Business School, University of Hull. My research interests include: developing systems resilience and flexibility in the management of complex systems, hierarchies and general system theory, service systems science and the development of critical systematic evaluations of research methods. Prior to joining the University of Hull, I worked in urban planning, database programming and textbook publishing. I also worked for five years at the University of York in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination undertaking systematic reviews of health care interventions on behalf of the Department of Health (NICE). I have served a number of terms on the UKSS Board, and have acted as programme chair and as conference chair for the UKSS International conference on more than one occasion. I am also a past President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences."