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Merrelyn Emery

 



Education

1986 PhD The Social & Neurophysiological Effects on Television and their Implications for Marketing Practice: an Investigation of Adaptation to the Cathode Ray Tube. University of NSW, Sydney

1964 BA Honours I Psychology, University of New England, Armidale

1960 BA Psychology, University of New England, Armidale

Brief Academic Biography

Dr Emery has worked on many aspects of human behaviour as a systemic or ecological phenomenon. These include education and continuing education, the uses and effects of media, the development of organizations and communities and human futures. Since 1970, she has worked to develop both the theory and methods of open systems theory through rigorous action and hard data research. She has researched and taught in several countries and brings a cross cultural as well as historical appreciation to her teaching and research at Concordia. She is a founding director of the Fred Emery Institute and has served on several diverse community and educational organizations.

Research Interests

Participative democracy in all human settings

Mental health

Social change

Recent Publications

de Guerre, D.W., Emery M, Aughton P & Trull, A.S. Sociotechnical Systems Improve Mental Health as well as Productivity (for Systemic Practice and Action Research)

Future of Schools: How Communities and Staff can Transform their School Districts. (2006). Rowman & Littlefield Education. Lanham, Maryland, Toronto, Oxford.

with Tom Devane ‘Search Conference’. (2006). In Holman P, Devane T & Cady S. (Eds) The Change Handbook (2nd edition) ,Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, San Francisco.

with Tom Devane ‘Participative Design Workshop’. (2006). In Holman P, Devane T & Cady S. (Eds) The Change Handbook (2nd edition) ,Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, San Francisco.

with Don deGuerre Evolutions of Open Systems Theory: The Two Stage Model and Unique Designs for Active Adaptation. (2006). In Holman P, Devane T & Cady S. (Eds) The Change Handbook (2nd edition) ,Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, San Francisco.

2006 with Peter Aughton, Organizational health and innovation. Reports of survey. Three organizational reports. Melbourne. Approx. 25 pages each plus appendices. Amerin Pty Ltd.

2004 Chapter 2. Open Systems Theory: Implications for Development and Learning. In Boonstra J. J. (Ed).        Dynamics of Organizational Change and Learning. John Wiley & Sons. pp43-69.

Recent Conference Presentations

with Don de Guerre, Peter Aughton and Andrew Trull. Mental Health in the Workplace: Recent Results from a Joint Canadian and Australian Study. Academy of Management symposium on socioecological thinking. Presented by Don de Guerre. (2007)


 
 
 

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