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David Carter

Associate Tutor

Academic Partnerships



Treasurer to the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society
Associate Lecturer




Professional membership

RAeS (C.Eng, rtd.)

Roles on external bodies

Treasurer for UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society (2016 to date).
Plymouth International Postgraduate Symposium Proceedings Editor (2013-15).

Project manager for inaugural Plymouth Postgraduate Symposium (2015).



Teaching interests

BUS228 - Business Dynamics
PGBS0315 - HR(CIPD) Masters
MBA725 - Business Process Management
MBA712 - Decision Making / Uncertainty
BSO305 - Strategic Analysis

BUSM300 - Strategic Analysis
5*STO305 - Undergraduate research project
DAPMP311 - Charted Degree Apprenticeship Project Management
6*MBA Top-Up

Staff serving as external examiners

International System Dynamics Society conference papers on human systems

UK System Dynamics Society on student prize papers



Research interests

Social Sciences

Management Sciences
System Dynamics
Socio-Technical systems
Psycho-Social systems

Other research

My business modelling background and interests in K-12 education as a former school governor have provided many opportunities to abduce policy designs in both socio-technical and pscho-social systems. As my primary data often derives from various sources, I frequently use model-based multi-methodologies to acquire relevant data, whether induced or deduced, for integration into a dynamically-validated, causal theory. I find the shifts in paradigm help to triangulate the research focus on the issues of feedback and delay that are prevalent in social systems, among others.

I have produced several collaborative workshops for groups of individuals who contribute their unique insights on the issue of concern in order to derive relevant problem structures, alongside potential policy interventions, to gauge their effect on the problem behaviour over time. Once fully calibrated and dynamically validated, simulation models can help identify more effective improvements levers that may iterate between policies already suggested. Such techniques only require participation and skilled facilitation to derived a shared, dynamic definition of problem and potential solutions, in multi-agency settings for example. 

Grants & contracts

Erasmus Plus YouACE Research Fellow

Horizon 2020 S-Cube Non Delivery Partner



ABS2* System Dynamics Review (2011)

Carter, D. and Moizer, J.D. (2011). Simulating the impact of policy onpatrol policing: introducing the emergency service incident model. System Dynamics Review,27(4),pp.331-357.

ABS3* Expert Systems with Applications (2012)

Carter, D., Moizer, J. and Lui, S. (2012). Using groups to supportjudgemental parameter estimation VISCONS: ‘Eyeballing’ to capture a quantifiedgroup consensus. Expert Systems with Applications , 40(2) . pp715-721.

ABS1^ International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology (2014)

Carter, D., Moizer, J. and Lui, S. (2014). Using Scripts for theConstruction of Management Simulation Models in the Context of Multi-AgencyEngagement. International Journal of Innovation, Management andTechnology. 5(4) . pp237-279.

ABS2* Industrial Management & Data Systems (2015)

Moizer, J., Carter, D. and Liu, S. (2015). Planning robust policing futures: modelling using multimethodology. Industrial Management & Data Systems. 115(3), pp.462-482.



Reports & invited lectures

Conferences organised

Other academic activities

Member of Research Special Interest Groups (SIG):-

Criminal Justice SIG of the Operational Research Society;

Psychology and Human Behavior SIG of the International System Dynamics Society

Additional information

Courses in System Dynamics Simulation of dynamic problems using Group Model Building techniques also available