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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Personal profile

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

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Research Output

Vulnerability of road networks

Liu, M., Agarwal, J. & Blockley, D. I., Jun 2016, In : Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. 33, 2, p. 147-175 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    542 Downloads (Pure)

    Engineering A Very Short Introduction

    Blockley, D. I., 2012, Oxford University Press. (Very Short Introduction)

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    Infrastructure resilience for high-impact low-chance risks

    Blockley, D., Agarwal, J. & Godfrey, P., Nov 2012, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 165, 6, p. 13-19 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    23 Citations (Scopus)


    • 2 Festival, exhibition, performance


    David I Blockley (Participant)

    27 Mar 2012

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

    Talk on VSI Engineering

    David I Blockley (Speaker)

    17 Sep 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

    Supervised Work

    A Process Model for Nuclear Safeguarding

    Author: van Wijk, L. G. A., 2006

    Supervisor: Blockley, D. (Supervisor) & Hughes, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)