Dr Mike Yearworth is Reader in Systems in the Engineering Faculty at the University of Bristol and a Co-Investigator on the Sympact project. He is a member of the University’s Systems Centre and a member of the Cabot Institute. His research is focused on the development and application of systems-based approaches for working with complex socio-technical problems, with a particular emphasis on applications to sustainability and resilience. He is PI for the 2 year project Systems Practice in Engineering (SPiE) which aims to identify, explore and extend what we collectively know about systems practice in engineering and contribute to methodological development to improve the uptake of systems approaches in engineering.
In addition to his position at Bristol University, Mike is a freelance consultant in using systems approaches to strategy development.
Prior to joining the University he was Senior Research Manager at Hewlett-Packard’s European Research Laboratory working on the application of systems modelling techniques to understanding the performance of very large complex managed services. Before joining Hewlett-Packard, he was Director of the Intelligent Computer Systems Centre at the University of the West of England working in the area of systems development and open architectures. He has published more than 40 articles and been either Principal or Co-Investigator for 10 research grants in the UK and Europe. Mike is a Chartered Engineer (MBCS CITP) and holds an MBA from the University of Bath and BSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Southampton. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.