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Honorary fellowship for Peter Checkland

03 May 2013

Professor Peter Checkland has been awarded an honorary fellowship by Lancaster University in recognition of his distinguished service.

Professor Peter Checkland has been awarded an honorary fellowship by Lancaster University in recognition of his distinguished service.

Following a successful career with ICI, Peter Checkland became Professor of Commercial Systems at Lancaster in 1969, and later was later one of the founders of the Department of Management Science. He pioneered impact-led research, and with colleagues developed Soft Systems Methodology which enables managers to engage with real-life situations. His SSM-based approach to problem solving in organisations is now taught around the world, in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

An eminent scholar, his publications are now classic texts and the International Council for Systems Engineering named him as one of the most influential people in the field.

He also served as Chairman of Lancaster University Management School.