DRMC's annual methods lecture, in honour and memory of Professor Christine Merrell, who was a Professor of Education and Deputy Executive Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, will be taking place on:
The Lecture is titled 'Complexity Perspectives on Causality & Evidence' by Dr Lasse Gerrits, the Academic Director of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with the DRMC team.
This is a public hybrid event: the face-to-face lecture will be streamed live online.You can tick the box during registration to request face-to-face access to the event. The number of tickets available for the face-to-face event will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
There will be a drinks reception and dinner after the lecture at Hotel Indigo, Durham at 5.30pm. You are welcome to attend both or just the drinks reception if you wish.
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Dr Lasse Gerrits is the Academic Director of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). He studied Public Administration and Urban Planning and was associate-professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam before being appointed as full professor in Political Science at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. In Bamberg, he held the Chair for Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological System. Various research projects were funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the German Science Foundation or commissioned by third parties. He is a regular advisor to municipal planning authorities and other government agencies. Research interests include: social scientific research methods, complexity sciences, urban planning and development, governance, and socio-technological evolution.