Rupesh Shah

Staff Tutor, The Open University, School of Engineering and Innovation
@rupesh99shah

Rupesh has supported learning about systems thinking at the Open University for over 15 years, initially as a research fellow and then as an Associate Lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in systems thinking. He is currently working as co-author for two new post-graduate modules in Systems Thinking in Practice.

Rupesh has worked as a participatory development practitioner and community educator, managing local projects in the UK, India and beyond.

His teaching and research interests include developing capability in systems thinking in practice, the role of community empowerment in sustainable development and relational practice in learning for change.

“I introduce participants to ideas, principles and methods from a range of systems approaches - hopefully in a critically informed yet playful way. The idea is to offer participants a practical, theoretically grounded and embodied encounter with systems thinking in practice.”