Area of Expertise
Sustainable development (specifically related to community and public engagement), Innovation of methodologies of all kinds but most specifically relating to stakeholder engagement, coastal sustainability, i-Presence in a digital era, indicators and management information systems development.
1994 – Ph.D. Systems Analysis, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
1987 – M.Phil. Information Science, City University, London, UK.
1981 – BA Honours Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
|2012 – present||Professor of Innovation and Methodology, Communication and Systems, MCT Faculty, The Open University.|
|2001 – 2012.||Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, Communication and Systems, MCT Faculty, The Open University.|
|2007 – 2009.||Director of the Bayswater Institute, London (on secondment from Open University).|
|1996 – 2001.||INSTILL Lecturer, Systems Discipline, Faculty of Technology, The Open University.|
|1990 – 1996.||Information Systems Consultant and Lecturer, Overseas Development Group and the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia|
|1992 – 1996.||Associate Lecturer, The Open University.|
|1989 – 1990.||Information Systems Consultant, Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia.|
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. 2011. Resilient Participation: Saving the Human Project? Earthscan, 200 pages, London. ISBN 1-84971-255-7.
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. 2008. Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable. Earthscan, 175 pages, London. ISBN 1-85383-498-x. New edition.
- Bell, S. (with Coudert, E.) 2005. A Practitioner’s Guide to “IMAGINE”: the Systemic and Prospective Sustainability Analysis - Guide d’Utilisation pour «IMAGINE»: l’Analyse de Durabilité Systémique et Prospective. Blue Plan for the Mediterranean, Paper No. 3. Sophia Antipolis, 51 pages. France. ISBN 2-912081-15-7 (95%).
- Bell, S. and Wood-Harper, T. 2003. How to Set Up Information Systems: a non-specialists guide to the Multiview approach', Earthscan, 213 pages, London. ISBN 1-85383-958-2 (80%).
- Bell, S. and Morse , S. Shah, R. 2012. Understanding Stakeholder Participation as Part of Sustainable Development. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 93, No. 1, pp. 13 – 22.
- Bell, S. 2012. DPSIR = A Problem Structuring Method? An exploration form the ‘Imagine’ Approach. European Journal of Operational Research. Accepted.
- Bell, S. and Farren Bradley, J. 2012 London’s Olympic Legacy and the Imagine Methodology. Local Economy. Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 22 – 34.
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. 2011. Indicators: The tyranny of methodology revisited. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol. VI, pp. 222 - 239.
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. 2011. An analysis of factors influencing use of Indicators in the European Union. Local Environment. Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 281 - 302 .
- Bell, S. 2011. From Sustainable Community to Big Society: Ten years learning with the Imagine Approach. International Research in Geographic and Environmental Education. Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 247 – 267.
- Bell, S. and Walker, S. 2011. Futurescaping Infinite Bandwidth, Zero Latency. Futures. Vol. 43, pp. 525 – 539.
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. 2010. Triple Task Method: Systemic, reflective action research. Systemic Practice and Action Research. Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 443 – 452.
- Bell, S. and Morse, S. 2010. Rich Pictures: a means to explore the ‘Sustainable Mind’? Sustainable Development – Wiley Online.
- Bell, S. and Lane A. 2009. Creating Sustainable Communities: A means to enhance social mobility? Local Economy. Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 646 – 657.
Bell, S. 2010. Measuring the Immeasurable: indicator use and experience. I Tunes U. Podcast produced by OU Sound and Vision. http://itunes.open.ac.uk/r/cptcj9
Professional Services/ Activities
- Member, Board of Directors, The Council for Frontiers of Knowledge
- Deputy Editor Systemic Practice and Action Research
- Member of the Editorial Board Sustainable Development
- Director of the Bayswater Institute (2008-9)
- Senior Fellow of the School of Overseas Development Group at the University of East Anglia
- 2012. Fellow of the British Computer Society
- 2011. Associate of the Higher Education Academy.
- 2009. Associate of the Homes and Communities Academy.
- 1989. Member of the Institute of Information Scientists.
- 1989. Development Studies Association of the United Kingdom 1989 – 1992 Member of Council. 1987 – 1993 Study Group Convenor.
- 1987. Member of the International Federation for Information Processing - Working Group 9.4.
- 1984 – 1987. Member of Council for the information referral group, Information for International Development, Hyderabad, India.