About Ray Ison

Ray Ison

Ray Ison is a contributing author to CPD’s recent publication More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now. Ray’s chapter Governance that works brings systems thinking to public service reform. Ray holds chairs at Monash University, where he is Professor, Systems for Sustainability (located in the Monash Sustainability Institute) and the Open University (UK), where he has been Professor of Systems since 1994. He has an established international reputation in Systems scholarship and has made significant contributions through his research, teaching and consultancy in the areas of systems practice and social learning, systemic environmental decision making, ‘knowledge transfer’, design of learning/inquiring systems and agricultural systems. Ray’s work has found practical application in diverse fields including water management, organisational change, staff induction, Higher Education reform and rural development and recently, climate change. Ray’s most recent book ‘Systems Practice: How to Act in a Climate Change World’ has just been published. His other most recent work investigates how social learning could be employed as an alternative governance mechanism for managing complex, or ‘wicked’ situations, particularly water catchments and other multiple stakeholder settings. You can read more at Ray’s blog: http://rayison.blogspot.com/

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