The network provides opportunities for career development of established and less established members coming from knowledge areas that include but are not limited to sustainability, public management, information systems and systems thinking. We support exchange visits as well as PhD stays in the institutions members of the network.
Our ethos is about promoting inclusiveness, participation and joined up thinking, as well as collaborations of mutual benefit for academics and practitioners.
Dr Endrit Kromidha
Birmingham Business School
The Lodge Building
University of Birmingham
Dr Stefanie Kuenzel
Head of Power Systems Group
Department of Electronic Engineering
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey
Dr Teresa Torres-Coronas
Social and Business Research Lab
Universitat Rovira I Virgili
Av. de la Universitat, 1 (Reus - 43204)
Dr J. Ignacio Criado, PhD
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Law, Politics and Economics Building, 1st floor, office 2.
C/ Marie Curie, 1, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049
Professor Juan-Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro
Business Science Faculty
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
C/ Real, nº 3, 30201
Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
Dr Raquel Garde-Sanchez
Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad
Universidad de Granada
Campus Universitario de Cartuja C.P. 18071
Maître de Conférences à IMT Atlantique
(Département Logique des Usages - Sciences Sociales de l’Information)
chercheur au M@rsouin-LEGO
Federico Monteverde, MSc
Agency for the Development of Electronic Government
Information Society and Knowledge Society (AGESIC)
Government of Uruguay
Andes 1365 piso 7°
Professor Alejandro Ochoa-Arias
Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial
Universidad Austral de Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile
Dr Ricardo-Abad Barros Castro
Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Cra. 7 No. 40-62 - Edificio José Gabriel Maldonado
November 2018 - Alejandro Ochoa-Arias, a long standing collaborator of TGN led the successful running of the annual Latin American School of Systems Thinking and Practice that took place in Puerto Montt, Chile, from the 5 to the 7th of November 2018. This school has gone from strength to strength, gathering researchers from different countries in the region to present their insights and discuss future possibilities for systems thinking. Many congratulations to Alejandro.
October 2018 - The network is very happy to welcome Dr Stefanie Kuenzel from the Department of Electronic Engineer of Royal Holloway as a collaborator. Stefanie is interested in the ethical aspects arising from new technologies. Her research areas include power systems. Stefanie is first supervisor to Xiaoyu Zhang (who we welcomed back in early 2018). A short video about Stefanie can be seen here.
May 2018 - The TGN teamed up with Royal Holloway’s school of management theme group of Knowledge and Organisational Learning (KOL) to help organise and participate in the annual research group workshop.
Caption: Dr Ghosia Ahmed from Royal Holloway and Loughborugh University presenting her research on knowledge management and information security
It was an enriching experience, and as a network we could support junior researcher Dr Ghosia Ahmed from Loughborough University (previously at Royal Holloway) to firm up ideas about a future post-doctoral project.
♦ The TGN has said temporary goodbye to Endrit Kromidha who was the TGN deputy co-ordinator for a number of years. He has taken a senior lectureship position at the University of Birmingham since May 2018. He continues being a collaborator of the network. Good luck Endrit!.
♦ We are pleased to welcome PhD student Xiaoyu Zhang to the network. Xiaoyu’s research focuses on exploring possibilities to empower UK households to manage information that is currently being collected via smart meters. Since January 2018 he is based at the electronic engineering department of Royal Holloway (supervised by Dr Stefanie Kuenzel), and is being advised by José-Rodrigo (TGN) and Chris Watkins from the computer science department of Royal Holloway.
♦ Towards the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, researchers from TGN organised an inter-disciplinary workshop in London (Bedford Square) to explore collaborative research possibilities towards a project to evaluate technology support for mental health and employability. The aim of the project is to provide guidelines to facilitate the design of technology solutions for people suffering from mild anxiety and depression in their search for employability opportunities.
The event brought many useful insights which are now being capitalised on in the form of research grant bids. We have potential project participants from Royal Holloway’s school of management and department of clinical psychology, University of Hull, University of East London, Mind and CornerHouse Ltd.
Caption From Left to Right: Dr Lorna Farquharson (University of East London); Dr Helen Pote (Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway); Dr Philip Wu (School of Management, Royal Holloway); Mrs Sue Bailey (Msc) (CornerHouse Ltd); Mr Jon Cummings (Mind); Professor Gerald Midgley (University of Hull); and Dr José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón (School o.f Management, Royal Holloway)