Jennifer M. Gidley PhD
Most Recent Book Title
The Future: A Very Short Introduction
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)
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Author bio
Jennifer M. Gidley PhD is an Australian psychologist, innovative educator and futurist. She co-founder and is Director of Research at the Oceanic Research Institute in Australia. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS Sydney, and has held academic positions within three other Australian universities (1995-2012). Jennifer's PhD on the evolution of consciousness (2008) was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Jennifer works globally with speaking and research collaborations including Australia, Europe, the USA, Middle East and Asia. 
As former President (2009-2017) of the World Futures Studies Federation, a UNESCO and UN partner founded in Paris in 1973, she led the global peak body for futurists from 60 countries. She serves on several academic editorial boards, has published dozens of academic papers published several books. Her recent books include: The Future: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Postformal Education: A Philosophy for Complex Futures (Springer, 2016).
Professional Speaker Topics
The Future, Futures Studies, LongTerm Thinking, Educational Transformation, New Paradigm Thinking, Climate Crisis.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"You can't solve tomorrow's problems with yesterday's thinking."
With a nod to Einstein.

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