Mark Lemon is Professor of Integrated Environmental Systems at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development within De Montfort University, UK. He is a social scientist with an increasingly distant background in community development and the construction industry.
His research over the past 25 years has covered a range of policy relevant issues relating to the human–technical interface, particularly as it affects the natural environment and sustainable development, and within this broad area he has focused on the factors that influence organisational culture, knowledge management and the way that multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams define and respond to complex environmental problems. He has a particular interest in the characteristics of integrative research and the development of trans-disciplinary, cross-cutting, skills and has published extensively in this area
Mark has managed cross-disciplinary research into desertification, environmental management and resource use for European and UK research bodies, various UK agencies such as Innovate UK and various commercial clients. He has supervised over 30 doctoral studies on a wide range of topics linked to understanding the socio-technical aspects of the environment and has in excess of 100 publications, including over 50 in peer reviewed journals.