Prof Eve Mitleton-Kelly

Director of the Complexity Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Prof. Eve Mitleton-Kelly is Director of the Complexity Research Programme at the London School of Economics; visiting Professor at the Open University; SAB member to the ‘Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation’, TU Delft; on Editorial Board  of ‘Emergence: Complexity & Organisations’; was Coordinator of Links with Business, Industry and Government of the European Complex Systems Network of Excellence, Exystence (2003-2006); Executive Coodinator of SOL-UK (London) (Society for Organisational Learning) 1977-2008; and Policy Advisor to European and USA organisations, the European Commission, several UK Government Departments; Scientific Advisor to the 2011 World Forum on Public Governance (Ottawa) and to the Governments of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Singapore and UK.

EMK’s research has concentrated on addressing apparently intractable problems in business and the public sector and the creation of enabling environments based on complexity science. She has led, and participated in, projects funded by the EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, the European Commission, business and government, to address problems associated with: IT-business alignment; organisational integration post M&A; corporate governance; leadership, sustainable development, organizational learning, innovation, disaster risk reduction in West African States, energy & climate change. She has developed a theory of complex social systems and a methodology to address complex social problems. The theory is being used for teaching at universities around the world. Publications and the work of the LSE Complexity Group is at

Her first career between 1967-83, was with the British Civil Service in the Department of Trade and Industry, where she was involved in the formulation of policy and the negotiation of EU Directives.


Complexity: Theory & Practice

Prof Eve Mitleton-Kelly

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