This is my personal website.
While it is under construction, it is primarily a signpost to things that are by or about me.
Eventually it will be where I will describe my current work and availability for future work to assist you, your group, organisation, services or community 'build in' small-scale human inquiry ('full cycle' research and evaluation) processes for both small and large-scale change-and-stability - whether in your own life, work, or further afield; for example through on-site conversations with you as a 'thinking partner', small mastery classes, or collaboration regarding your group or organisation's inquiry processes.
University of Melbourne
Here is a page on the Action Research Issues Association website that has links to all my freely available published work online.
And a brief bibliography list of some of what I think are my best publications.
Here is the living systems research website for my magnum opus book: Building in Research and Evaluation: Human Inquiry for Living Systems
It features an international journal book review as well as readers' feedback, a full Table of Contents that shows what I am saying (bringing a living systems perspective to bear on an epistemology of change/stability, expressed in the psychology of inquiring individuals-within-a-sociology of inquiring groups, institutions, communities, organisations and cultures), weblinks to others doing similar work, and an Annotated bibliography of systems/inquiry concepts.
Here is the link to the Australia-NZ-Asia-Pacific publisher Allen & Unwin
for all three of my most-used books:
Do It Yourself Social Research (3e 2011)
Everyday Evaluation on the Run (3e 2011)
Building in Research and Evaluation: Human inquiry for living systems (1e 2010)
And the link to the Europe-UK-Middle East-USA publisher Left Coast Press
(from 2016: Routledge) for the above three most-used books (all 2011).
Climate emergency/global warming – Norway-Mongolia – Community/neighbourhood – Other ways of finding life in the everyday
Here is the website of the Action Research Issues Association and its Action Research Centre – a not-for-profit community association that has been a longstanding local home for action research in Australia, and for twenty-eight years a community of practice for around thirty 'epistemological fellow travelling companions' in Melbourne and Victoria, and a provider of resources to assist others' inquiry processes.
Here is a list of links to organisations and people with whom I work or am otherwise involved.
2016 Possible availability for some limited living systems epistemology consulting or small group discussions
Please contact me either through my University of Melbourne email address (see above website) or at living [dot] systems [dot] research [at] gmail [dot] com
The blue sky peace doves image is from a hand-potted vase bequeathed to me by the Estate of the late Cate Kyne (along with a tall wooden rabbit and a teapot shaped like a house. The latter features on the bookmark to be found at LivingSystemsResearch [dot] com)
Caty was a close friend and fellow social change and climate emergency thinker-activist who was also a long-time member of the Action Research Issues Association. We have created a website on which we have published her work and links to that of others: CateKyne.net.au
I have not yet been able to identify the potter-artist of the vase in order to make proper acknowledgement, but in the meantime I thank them for this inspirational piece and hope they or another may recognise the work and make contact.
It represents a lot about both my life's work and Caty's to assist people achieve mutual understanding, and the lives of greater mutual well-being that can result; and about the hope of glimpsing the promise of new 'green growth' arising out of turbulent muddy waters, and peace as that state of dynamic equilibrium that signifies the achievement of life itself.