Jennifer M. Gidley Ph.D
Most Recent Book Title
The Future: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Book Description
Introduces the exciting field of futures studies, spanning social, cultural, and environmental innovations, as well as technological advances, and dispels some of the common misconceptions about the field.
Discusses the reality of multiple futures in a world of quantum possibility, and explores how we can become the creative agents of our desired futures.
Additional Book Titles
Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures (Springer, 2016)
Youth Futures (2002)
The University in Transformation (2000)
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Location (city/state/country)
Australia
Author bio
Jennifer M. Gidley Ph.D. is a renowned futurist, innovative educator, and postformal psychologist. Her extensive experience in the futures field combines scholarly research and academic teaching. In 2008, Jennifer was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. She is the author of Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures (Springer, 2016) and The Future: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, March 2017). As former President of the World Futures Studies Federation (UNESCO and UN Partner), the global peak body founded in Paris 1973 she represented futures researchers in 60 countries.
Professional Speaker Topics
The Future - Just how Crazy will our Futures be?
How to Create Alternative Futures
Educational Futures suitable for Children
City Futures suitable for Humans
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"We all have the capacity to create our desired futures, far more than most of us realise. As the only space where we have a degree of freedom, the future is a site of great power. Who holds that power in your life?"

Dr. Jennifer M. Gidley "The Future: A Very Short Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2017)

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