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Past Events: 2019 Conference Presentations

Annual Conference 2019

THEME : System Dynamics: Uncovering connections – delivering insight
VENUE: Royal College of Nursing
DATE: 4th / 5th April 2019
Conference Report

Thursday 4 April (am): Optional Session

Getting started with System Dynamics – Concepts and applications. Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics). Abstract. Presentation.

Thursday 4 April (pm)

Embedding System Dynamics modelling into healthcare strategic planning – a case study: the Kent Advancing Applied Analytics Community of Practice. Kate Doughty, Mark Gilbert, Jo Tonkin, (Kent County Council, UK).
Abstract. Presentation.

The Export Support System Model – Building System Models with Economists. John Medhurst (Larrainzar Consulting Solutions Ltd), Hala Elsayed (Department for International Trade).
Abstract.

Using SD in the Legal Arena: a modeller’s and lawyer’s perspective. Professor Susan Howick (University of Strathclyde), Ralph Goodchild (White & Case).
Abstract. Presentation.

Antibiotics Prescribing Decision-making Process in Secondary Care: a System Dynamics Approach. Nina Zhu (Imperial College, UK).
Abstract.

Outstanding Contribution Award. Awarded to Eric Wolstenholme.
Further Details.

Friday 5 April (am)

Practical Lessons from Applying System Dynamics in Consultancy.David Exelby (Decision Analysis Services Ltd, UK).
Abstract

How to Engage Clients in Simulation Projects – A tutorial on PartiSim. Antuela Tako (Loughborough University, UK), Kathy Kotiadis (University of Kent, UK).
Abstract.Presentation

Deliberate creativity and systems thinking. Dennis Sherwood (Silver Bullet, UK).
Abstract

Poster Session

Understanding the Drivers of Cost Overrun in Highway Projects in Nigeria: A System Dynamics Approach.Abba Tahir Mahmud (Heriot Watt University, UK).
Poster

Antibiotics Prescribing Decision-making Process in Secondary Care: a System Dynamics Approach. Nina Zhu (Imperial College, UK).
Best Poster Prize.
Abstract. Poster.

Simulation of the Management and Disposal of Low Level Radioactive Waste in the United Kingdom. Emma Woodham (Decision Analysis Service Ltd, UK), Siôn Cave (Decision Analysis Service Ltd, UK).
Report.

Direct Action or Social Nudge: Where are the Effective Policy Levers for Helping Families Select Secondary (High) Schools? David Carter (University of Plymouth).
Poster

A System Dynamics Approach to Inform Decision-Making in STEM Education. Shari Weaver (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA).
Poster

Systems Thinking Modeling Kit. Laurent Kurylo (Eliande Consulting, UK).
Poster

Friday 5 April (pm). Student Presentations and Prize.

Work Management under Stress: A Dynamic Exploration of a Motivation Control Theory of Fatigue.Yekatherina Bobrova (UCL, UK).
Best Paper Prize.
Presentation

Modelling the Impacts of Inter-city Connectivity on City Specialisation.David Pierce (University of Leeds, UK).
Presentation

Integrated Model for Water, Food, Energy and Human Development.Korinus Nixon Waimbo (Exeter University, UK).
Presentation

A System Dynamics Approach to Inform Decision-Making in STEM Education.Shari Weaver (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA).
Presentation

The Dynamics of Academic Entrepreneurship in University Ecosystems: Modelling Emergent Behaviour using a Hybrid System Dynamics/Agent-Based Simulation.Bernd Wurth (Strathclyde University, UK)


Job Opening: System Modeller, Northern Ireland Civil Service

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System Modeller (Deputy Principal)

The Northern Ireland Civil Service

REF: IRC237590
DEPARTMENT: Department of Finance (DoF)
SALARY: £36,812- £40,473 (under review)
LOCATION: Clare House, Belfast
Closing Date: 12:00 noon Friday 24thMay 2019.

Further Details: https://irecruit-ext.hrconnect.nigov.net/jobs/vacancies-details.aspx?ID=78d45182-c870-4c23-a590-121a8bddcc33


Job Opening at UCL London – Research Fellow, Community Water Management for a Liveable London

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Research Fellow: Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) – System Dynamics, – Ref:1805792 

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work with the existing team to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to water management in London. Apply qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling and adapt and develop existing SD methodologies for this context.

This full time position is funded for 3 years in the first instance, however, working on a part time basis can be considered for a minimum of 24.09 hours per week (0.66 FTE). If the appointment is made on a part-time basis, the funding period will be extended accordingly to the FTE or up to a maximum of 4.5 years pro-rata.

Project Details            

UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 – £36,291 per annum

Closing Date: 16 June 2019

Further Details and How to Apply

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTgwNTc5MiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY2Zpcm0udmFjdGl0bGU9c3lzdGVtJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

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Job Opening at UCL London – Research Fellow, Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health

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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow: Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health – System Dynamics, – Ref:1806626 

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work with the existing team and stakeholders to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to ‘urban sustainability and health’. Execute qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling and adapt and develop existing methodologies.


Funding is available until the 31 January 2022 in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Project Details            

UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Location of position: London

Grades 7-8

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance):
Grade 7: £35,328 – £42,701 per annum
OR Grade 8: £43,884 – 51,769 per annum

Closing Date: 16 Jun 2019

Further Details and How to Apply

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTgwNjYyNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjYmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY2Zpcm0udmFjdGl0bGU9c3lzdGVtJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

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Outstanding Contribution Award 2019

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Eric Wolstenholme

The outstanding contribution award recognises those who have supported the development of the field of System Dynamics in the UK and/or have contributed their time and energy to supporting the activities of the UK Chapter. In 2019 this was awarded to Eric Wolstenholme.

Eric is a leading expert in System Dynamics, author of two books with another close to publication. He is a past President of the International System Dynamics Society and the UK Chapter, the founding editor of System Dynamics Review, and received the Jay Wright Forrester Award in 2004 for his seminal work on generic system archetypes.

Having trained as a mining engineer, Eric worked in operations research for the Coal Board, then to academia, Bradford University, with professorships at Stirling, Leeds Beckett, and South Bank. He forged links with the System Dynamics community in the US, including JW Forrester and Barry Richmond, and was an early adopter of Stella/iThink software. He was organiser and chair of International System Dynamics Conference, Stirling 1994.

Eric had a parallel career in consulting, founding Cognitus and Symmetric (via OLM); many Chapter members had their first experience of modelling under his tutelage.

A quote from a colleague: “You never come away from a conversation with Eric without having learned something new and interesting.”

A quote from Eric: “I use system dynamics when the devil’s in the interconnections rather than the detail.”


Job Opening at UCL London

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Funded PhD Studentship – Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA)

A fully-funded studentship in community engagement or systems thinking for urban water management is available at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering invites applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship covering UK/EU fees plus stipend. The research topic will be integrated water management in London, with a specialist focus on systems thinking and / or community engagement. 

Project Details

Title: PhD Studentship in Community Water Management 

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Bell and Dr Nici Zimmermann, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering 

Stipend: £17,009 plus fees of £5,210
Start Date: September/October 2019
Funding Duration: 4 years

The proposed PhD topic will contribute to the Thamesmead case study within the CAMELLIA project. It will involve working with stakeholders and communities in Thamesmead and surrounding neighbourhoods to develop and evaluate methods for engagement with urban water management in the delivery of a major urban regeneration scheme. The methods that could be used include, but are not limited to, system mapping, system dynamics, community co-design and community modelling. The project is highly interdisciplinary, requiring collaboration across the topics of of urban environments, water systems, systems thinking, stakeholder and community engagement. 

Application deadline

26 April 2019

Further Details and how to apply

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environmental-design/news/2019/mar/funded-phd-studentship-community-water-management-liveable-london-camellia


Opportunity: Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

UCD College of Business
UCD School of Business – Management Information Systems
Subject Area (MIS)
Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

University College Dublin invites applications for the position of Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the
UCD College of Business, Management Information Systems (MIS) Subject Area. Appointment may be
made on a permanent or temporary five year basis.

http://systemdynamics.org.uk/jobs/

 

 


Past Event: Resilient cities

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THEME : Building resilient cities through simulation (including System Dynamics)

VENUE: THINKLab pod, University of Salford, 7th Floor Maxwell Building, The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT

DATE:     Thursday 6th July 2017

TIME:     1:30 to 5:00pm

Description:

A summer network event was held at the University of Salford, hosted by the ThinkLab and organized by the UK Chapter’s student representative, Hisham Tariq. It was titled “Resilient Cities” and attended by over 20 people. The event provided an interdisciplinary opportunity to discuss the application of SD to the significant challenges facing our cities, an opportunity for networking, and introduced SD to students and members of the faculty at Salford.


Past Event: System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

System Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation

The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society held a network meeting on the theme of system dynamics in climate change mitigation. The meeting was held on December 5th, from 1pm to 5pm, at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change.

The meeting began with four speakers: Prof Frank Boons talked on the relationship of circular economy and climate change, Dr John Broderick about his experiences in running the C-ROADS climate model, Dr Martin Reynolds from the OU about critical systems thinking and sustainability, and Dr Danial Schien presented work on modelling of the carbon footprint of digital media.

There was a short plenary in which examples of mitigation (both successful and otherwise) that are of interest to participants were identified. Groups then explored their chosen example through causal loop diagramming and other SD related methods.


National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research (NATCOR) – System Dynamics Training

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Are you a PhD student interested in System Dynamics, undertaking research with a strong mathematical content?
The National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research (NATCOR), the will be holding a 2 ½ day System Dynamics in July 2018. More details will be circulated as they become available.
NATCOR provides UK-based taught courses for PhD students and early career researchers working in Operational Research (OR) and related areas, such as statistics, applied probability, quantitative finance, industrial engineering and computer science. Further details about NATCOR and the courses they provide can be found at www.NATCOR.ac.uk.


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