Director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Newcastle

C. A. Hooker, FAHA, PhD (Physics), PhD (Philosophy), is Professor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle. He is Director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Research Group, researching foundations of self-organisation, bio-cognitive organisation - both organismic and scientific evolution-development, and sustainable development, and author/editor of 20+ books and 150+ papers across these areas plus foundations of physics.

He is Director of Assessing sustainability dimensions and impacts, The Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development, aiming to re-focus sustainable development around resiliency, and houses and supervises Sustainability Options for Australia's Future for the Joint Academies' Committee on Sustainability, Australian National Academies Forum. His articles have appeared in the Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Proceedings of the British Academy and in many of the leading research journals.

While happily retired to extended research, he taught these interdisciplinary ideas to engineers, psychologists and business students as well as to philosophy students.

Experience

  • 2005–2011
    Editor 'Foundations and Philosophy of Complex Systems in Science', The University of Newcastle and Elsevier Publishing

Education

  • 1970 
    York University, Canada, PhD [Philosophy]
  • 1968 
    Sydney University, Australia, PhD [Physics]