Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Jean Boulton

Visiting Senior Research Fellow



  • Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management
  • Director, Claremont Management Consultants Ltd.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • Visiting fellow, Bristol Business School

Research interests

The core theme to my research interests is how to deal with a complex, interconnected, often fast-changing and uncertain world.

I am just completing, with colleagues from Cranfield, for the Oxford University Press, ‘Embracing Complexity’ which will explain complexity theory and its relation to evolutionary perspectives and look at its application for management, strategy, policy and economics.

My current interests are in considering how a complexity perspective affects both the design and evaluation of projects and programmes and how research methodologies can explicitly be situated within a complexity ontology – a view of the world as systemic, emergent, contingent and path-dependent.


  • Visiting Lecturer for Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility (Ashridge Business School)
  • Visiting Lecturer for Masters in Economics for Transition (Schumacher College)



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