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Professor John Clarkson

Professor John Clarkson

Prof Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Staff Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

His research interests are in the general area of engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues, for example, process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design. As well as publishing over 450 papers, he has written and edited a number of books on medical equipment design and inclusive design.

The best policymakers are systems thinkers - here's how to get started

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Policy makers using systems mapping

I’m often asked to define a ‘systems approach’ and where to get started with systems thinking. Forget the textbooks. Don’t worry too much about the theory. I’m not saying these things aren’t valuable. I’m simply saying that it can wait.