Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly is a Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Founder and Director of Complexity Research Group London, LSE. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Open University and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems.
Prof. Mitleton-Kelly has had two careers. One in the British Civil Service, Department of Trade & Industry (1967-1983) and another as an academic at the LSE (since 1988).
Her research has concentrated on the implications of the theories of complexity for organizations and specifically on strategy and policy development and on the creation of enabling environments to address apparently intractable problems in business and the public sector. She has led, and participated in projects addressing practical problems using complexity theory, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council), ESRC (Economics & Social Sciences Research Council), AHRC (Art & Humanities Research Council), the European Commission, business and government.
Professor Mitleton-Kelly has developed a theory of complex social systems and an integrated methodology using both qualitative and quantitative tools and methods. The theory is being used for teaching at universities around the world, including three EPSRC-funded short courses at LSE, to train researchers; two courses at Beijing (Jan. 2010 & Apr. 2011) to train senior government officials; and short courses at Schumacher College, Devon, UK. Publications, incl. a book on corporate governance and complexity (2010) and the work of the LSE Complexity Group are available here.