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Professor Robert Geyer

Professor Robert Geyer

Professor

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 592779
Office hours: My office hours are Monday 13:00-14:00.

My research interests have evolved in several directions. My main focus is on complexity theory and public policy. My recent book publications, including co-authored and co-edited books, are Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy, 2014; Complexity and Public Policy, 2010; Complexity, Science and Society, 2007 and Riding the Diabetes Rollercoaster, 2007. I have also written various articles in this field and have featured in six short films:

Introduction to the film series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9lbEPWbZo

Complexity and public policy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wz6RIHu83k

Moving from complexity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zz2w5zRYjs

Complexity and the Stacey Diagram: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10sTkUlylGI

Complexity and health an interview with Dr Samir Rihani http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuVDo1DmBI

Complexity and social policy an interview with Professor Eileen Munro, author of the influential Munro Review of Child Protection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3n9cWLuGXg

My other core area of research is in EU social and health policy with a particular emphasis on drug advertising policy. My key publications include a co-authored book, Integrating UK and European Social Policy, 2005 and single authored book Exploring European Social Policy, 2000 and a number of related articles. My other areas of interest are in international political economy, Scandinavian social democracy, European politics in general.

 

PhD Supervision Interests

He is interested in supervising PhD students in the following broad areas:

- European Union politics and policy

-Social and health policy

-International Political Economy

-Complexity, politics and public policy

-Scandinavian politics and policy

Current Teaching

Professor Geyer is the course convenor for the Postgraduate PPR.417: The European Union module in the 2013/14 academic year.

Professor Geyer supervises PhD. students in international political economy, European politics, policy and integration, Scandinavian politics, and Complexity and public policy.

Research Interests

Robert Geyer is Professor of Politics, Complexity and Policy. When not in Lancaster he tries to spend as much time as he can with his family at their hytte (cabin) in Norway.

Professor Geyer has:

  • featured in 6 short films:

    Introduction to the film series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9lbEPWbZo

    Complexity and public policy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wz6RIHu83k

    Moving from order to complexity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zz2w5zRYjs

    Complexity and the Stacey Diagram: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10sTkUlylGI

    Complexity and health an interview with Dr Samir Rihani http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuVDo1DmBI

    Complexity and social policy an interview with Professor Eileen Munro, author of the influential Munro Review of Child Protection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3n9cWLuGXg

  • been a Rapporteur on the High Level Scientific Panel for the EU Framework 6 New and Emerging Science and Technologies (NEST) programme and a Project Proposal Reviewer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities ResearchCouncil (AHRC)and EU Framework 6 New and Emerging Science and Technologies (NEST) programme.

  • been an editoral board member for the Journal of Policy and Complex Systems, Complexity, Governance and Networks, and the Forum for Complex Systems and Health.

  • received over 100 international/national speaking invitations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
  • given keynote addresses to the annual conferences of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management and UK Complexity Society, Complexity, Science and Society conference, British Studies Association in China.
  • been a Director on the Council of Management of the UK Complexity Society.
  • taught at the University of Wisconsin, Marquette University and University of Liverpool and been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Buskerud University College, Norway
  • received research funding from the British Academy, European Science Foundation, ESRC, ESRC/NEXUS programme, EPSRC, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool, Marquette University, Nuffield Foundation, Scandinavian American Foundation and Social Science Research Council.
  • published articles for newspapers in Britain, Norway and the USA and been on BBC radio and Granada television and won the, European Voice, international writing competition in September 2001. On 16 January 2004, his work and the activities of the Centre for Complexity Research were profiled in the Times Higher Education Supplement.
  • founded and was the Director (2002-2007) of the Centre for Complexity Research (CCR, later ComplexNetwork). While acting as Director, the CCR had over 800 members from 44 different countries and virtually every academic discipline and supported a wide variety of research projects and proposals.The activities of the CCR were recognised by the AHRB, ESRC, EPSRC, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society for Chemistry and were profiled in the Times Higher Education Supplement.
  • created the Complexity, Science and Society conference (11-14 Sept. 2005), the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together over 400 participants from 35 countries in 18 different academic disciplines. The implications of the conference were discussed in R Geyer and J Bogg 'Outside all of the boxes: How complexity combines Newton and disorder' Times Higher Education Supplement , 23 September 2005.
  • reviewed articles for Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Comparative European Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Current Politics and Economics of Europe, Governance, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, International Theory, International PoliticsNew Political Economy, Policy and Politics, Progress in Development Studies, Review of Radical Political Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Theory, Culture and Society and West European Politics and reviewed book proposals for Palgrave, Radcliffe, Routledge, Sage and Policy Press.
  • been a member of the Diabetes Research Group, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool and is currently a contributor to the social consultancy, Hope Street Centre, Liverpool

Office Hours

My office hours are Monday 13:00-14:00.

In Press

Islamic development thinking after the global financial crisis: shaking the “consensus” or mimicking it

Geyer, R. & Royle, S. expected in 2015 In: Journal of Complexity, Networks and Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Complex processes and social systems: a synergy of perspectives

Geyer, R., Large, D., Sice, P., O'Brien, G. & Mansi, S. 2014 In: International Journal of Systems and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introducing complexity to public policy (translated into Chinese)

Geyer, R. 2013 The Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of The Society of British Studies of The Chinese Association for European Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies Univesity, Beijing, China. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2013

The complexity of GP commissioning: setting GPs ‘free to make decisions for their patients’ or ‘the bravest thing’ that GPs will ever do

Geyer, R. 2013 In: Clinical Governance: An International Journal. 18, 1, p. 49-57 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

From DTCA-PD to Patient Information to Health Information: the complex politics and semantics of EU health policy

Brooks, E. & Geyer, R. 12/2012 In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 18, 6, p. 1235-1240 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Can complexity move UK policy beyond 'evidence-based policy making' and the 'audit culture? Applying a 'complexity cascade' to education and health policy

Geyer, R. 03/2012 In: Political Studies. 60, 1, p. 20-43 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

The politics of EU health policy and the case of direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs

Geyer, R. 11/2011 In: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 13, 4, p. 586-602 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Applying the tools of complexity to the international realm: from fitness landscapes to complexity cascades

Geyer, R. & Pickering, S. 03/2011 In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 24, 1, p. 5-26 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

The Strengths and Limits of New Forms of EU Governance: The Cases of Mainstreaming and Impact Assessment in EU Public Health and Sustainable Development Policy

Geyer, R. & Lightfoot, S. 2010 In: Journal of European Integration. 32, 4, p. 339-356 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Complexity and Public Policy: A New Approach to 21st Century Politics, Policy and Society

Geyer, R. & Rihani, S. 2010 London: Routledge. 224 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

What can Complexity Do for Diabetes Management: Linking Theory to Practice

Cooper, H. & Geyer, R. 08/2009 In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 15, 4, p. 761-765 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Using ‘complexity’ for improving educational research in health care

Cooper, H. & Geyer, R. 2008 In: Social Science and Medicine. 67, 1, p. 177-182 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Complexity, Science and Society

Bogg, J. & Geyer, R. 2007 Complexity, Science and Society. Bogg, J. & Geyer, R. (eds.). Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 176 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Riding the Diabetes Rollercoaster: A Patient and Carers Guide

Cooper, H. & Geyer, R. 2007 Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. 112 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2005

Integrating UK and European Social Policy: The Complexity of Europeanization.

Geyer, R. R. 2005 Radcliffe. 220 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2004

Complexity and interprofessional care.

Cooper, H., Braye, S. & Geyer, R. 12/2004 In: Learning in Health and Social Care. 3, 4, p. 179-189 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

EU social policy, euro-federalism, and complexity theory.

Geyer, R. 2003 Evolving federalisms: the intergovernmental balance of power in America and Europe. Parsons, C. (ed.). Syracuse, N.Y.: Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Britain in the European Union.

Geyer, R. 2003 New developments in British social policy. Ellison, N. & Pierson, C. (eds.). London: Palgrave

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Beyond the Third Way: the science of complexity and the politics of choice.

Geyer, R. R. 1/05/2003 In: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 5, 2, p. 237-257 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Globalization, Europeanization, Complexity and the Future of Scandinavian Exceptionalism.

Geyer, R. R. 1/10/2003 In: Governance. 16, 4, p. 559-576 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

European Integration, the Problem of Complexity and the Revision of Theory.

Geyer, R. 03/2003 In: Journal of Common Market Studies. 41, 1, p. 15-35 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Can mainstreaming save EU social policy?

Geyer, R. 2002 European economic and politics issues. Columbus, F. (ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Vol. 7

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

Complexity: a new framework for development theory.

Rihani, S. & Geyer, R. 07/2001 In: Progress in Development Studies. 1, 3, p. 237-245 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Can European Union (EU) Social NGOs Co-operate to Promote EU Social Policy.

Geyer, R. R. 07/2001 In: Journal of Social Policy. 30, 3, p. 477-493 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Just say NO! Norwegian social democrats and Europeanization.

Geyer, R. 2000 Globalization, Europeanization, and the end of Scandinavian social democracy?. Geyer, R., Ingebritsen, C. & Moses, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, 265 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction.

Geyer, R., Ingebritsen, C. & Moses, J. 2000 Globalization, Europeanization, and the end of Scandinavian social democracy?. Geyer, R., Ingebritsen, C. & Moses, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, 265 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Can mainstreaming save EU social policy?

Geyer, R. 2000 In: Current Politics and Economics of Europe. 10, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The state of European Union social policy.

Geyer, R. 09/2000 In: Policy Studies. 21, 3, p. 245-261 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Gloablization, Europeanization, and the end of Scandinavian social democracy?

Geyer, R., Ingebritsen, C. & Moses, J. 2000 London: Macmillan. 265 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Exploring European social policy.

Geyer, R. 2000 Oxford: Polity Press. 257 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1999

Can EU social policy save the exclusion unit and vice versa?

Geyer, R. 09/1999 In: Politics. 19, 3, p. 159-164 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

Globalisation and the (non) defence of the welfare state.

Geyer, R. 07/1998 In: West European Politics. 21, 3, p. 77-102 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1997

A European success story? the development and impact of the European works council directive.

Geyer, R. & Springer, B. 1997 The State of the European Union. Laurent, P-H. & Maresceau, M. (eds.). Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

EU social policy in the 1990s: does Maastricht matter?

Geyer, R. 1997 In: Journal of European Integration. 20, 1, p. 5-33 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Traditional Norwegian social democracy and the rejection of the EU: a troublesome victory.

Geyer, R. 1997 In: Scandinavian Studies. 69, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Rejecting the EU: Norwegian social democratic opposition to the EU in the 1990s.

Geyer, R. & Swank, D. 10/1997 In: Party Politics. 3, 4, p. 549-562 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The uncertain union: British and Norwegian social democrats in an integrating Europe.

Geyer, R. 1997 Aldershot: Ashgate. 229 p. (Perspectives on Europe. Contemporary interdisciplinary research)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1995

Defying conventional wisdom: political opposition to economic integration in Canada and Denmark

Geyer, R. & Ayres, J. 11/1995 In: Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 33, 3, p. 377-399 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Globalization and the crisis of social democracy: explaining the development of British and Norwegian Labour parties' EU policies in the 1980s and 1990s.

Geyer, R. 1995 In: New Political Science. 17, 1, p. 105-124 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1993

The European Community and the modernization of social democracy.

Geyer, R. 1993 Nation or integration? Perspectives on Europe in the 1990s. Hedetoft, U. (ed.). Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Socialism and the EC after Maastricht: from classic to new model European social democracy.

Geyer, R. 1993 The State of the European Community. Cafruny, A. & Rosenthal, G. (eds.). Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1992

Democratic socialism and the EC: the British case

Geyer, R. 1992 In: Journal of European Integration. 16, 1, p. 5-27 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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