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Dr. Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin
In 1978 Wilby started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing. From 1994-97 she worked as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull and then from 1997-99 at the University of Lincoln. From 1999 to 2004 she was a Research Fellow at the University of York in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, undertaking systematic reviews of health care interventions on behalf of the Department of Health (NICE). Since then, she has been a Director of the Centre for Systems Studies and a senior lecturer and researcher in management systems and sciences in The Business School, University of Hull. From 2007 to 2009 she also held a part-time EPSRC post-doctoral fellow researching on the EmergeNet Emerging Sustainability Project. Wilby is currently Vice President for Administration for the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and past work has included Honorary Treasurer and executive board member of ARCISS (The Association of Research Centres in the Social Sciences), and a member of the board of the UKSS (United Kingdom Systems Society). In 1995 she received the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award. In the year July 2010 to 2011, she served as President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) and hosted the ISSS conference in 2011 at the University of Hull, Hull, UK, and is currently President for the United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS). In 2013, Wilby was inducted into the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS). She also Editor of "Systema", the "Bulletin of the International Society for the Systems Sciences" and Book Reviews Editor of "Systemic Practice and Action Research".