Professor Michael C. Jackson OBE, a Fellow of the Cybernetics Society, has been offered and accepted the award of Fellow of the IFSR (Sept 2020). Professor Jackson joined a select group of IFSR Fellows following his roles as President of IFSR (from 1996 to 2000) and as editor-in-chief of the IFSR journal, Systems Research & Behavioral Science.
Prof Jackson spoke on the Cybenetics Society CybSights programme on 14.10.2020 about the challenges facing the supra-discipline of cybernetics and its practitioners.
He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull, editor-in-chief of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and MD of Systems Research Ltd. He graduated from Oxford University, gained an MA from Lancaster University and a PhD from Hull, and has worked in the civil service, in academia and as a consultant.
Between 1999 and 2011, Mike was Dean of Hull University Business School, leading it to triple-crown accreditation. In 2011 he received an OBE for services to higher education and business. In 2017 he received the Beale Medal of the UK Operational Research Society.
He has been central to the development of critical systems thinking (CST).