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Mark Westcombe

Formerly at Lancaster University

Mark Westcombe

Office Hours:

I am part-time and am available by appointment Tues afternoon, Wednesday or Thursday.

Current Teaching

My teaching focuses on transferring the craft skills inherent to consulting, process consultancy and management practice. I predominently teach Problem Structuring Methods, particularly Cognitive Mapping, Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA) and Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). I have a strong interset in Project Based Learning, Groupwork, Academic Practice and Employability skills.

I am currently module leader for:

  • MSCI 105: Project Event Management
  • MSCI 354: Structuring Complex Problems
  • MSc OR 504: Structuring Complex Problems

And I contibute to:

  • MBA: Consultancy Challenge

I was previously Programme Director BSc Project Management.

  • Published

    Project management

    Westcombe, M. & Rand, G. K., 30/11/2013, Encyclopedia of operations research and management science. Gass, S. I. & Fu, M. C. (eds.). 3rd ed. ed. New York: Springer, Vol. 2. p. 1185-1187 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Published

    Children and youth in Cohousing

    Westcombe, M. M., 2010, Living Together - Cohousing Ideas and Realities Around the World. Stockholm

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  • Published

    Taking problem structuring methods forward

    Franco, A., Shaw, D. & Westcombe, M., 05/2007, In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 58, 5, p. 545-546 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineEditorial

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