Professor David I Blockley

B.Eng., Ph.D.(Sheff.), D.Sc.(Bristol), F.R.Eng., F.I.Struct.E., F.I.C.E.

  • BS8 1TR

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Research interests

My work is developing and using systems thinking to help manage the inevitable uncertainty in any engineering project. There is an urgent need to improve our understanding and our ability to identify and control the technical 'hard systems' risks that are embedded in human and organisational 'soft system' risks. We need to do this to manage change and to prevent harm to people and our environment and to create opportunities. We have to find ways of learning better from our collective experience and combat organisational 'silos'. The theme of systems thinking is integration

External positions

President, Institution of Structural Engineers

20012002

Non Executive Director, Bristol Water

20002009

Consultant, Craddy Pitchers Consulting Engineers

19812005

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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