Risk Management, Project Management Methodologies, Systemic Thinking, Critical Thinking and Practitioner Consultancy His knowledge of IS/IT Strategy, Project Management, Risk Management and Change Management has resulted in invitations to give presentations at The University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; at Jilin University, China; at UNITEC in Auckland, New Zealand. He has given research presentations in Thessaloniki Greece; Washington DC and Tampa, USA; the University of Auckland New Zealand; at Auckland University of Technology New Zealand; UNITEC New Zealand; University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and the Technical University in Sofia Bulgaria George Allan was the founding chair of the Information Systems Development Research Group and is still an active member. He is also leader of the IT Business Advisory Group which aims to align current content of University of Portsmouth School of Computing courses with the needs of commerce, business and industry. Click the following links for more information on each area of George Allan's work. Dr George Allan has won 5 awards for his methods of engaging students in their own learning. The most recent of these awards in 2008 is a SCEPTrE Fellowship by Surrey University for his continued research and success in the field of Enquiry-Based Learning. SCEPTrE stands for Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education. In 2006 he was awarded the Teaching and Learning Fellowship of the University of Portsmouth for his contribution to engaging students in their own learning. In 2004 he was a finalist in the Engineering LTSN scheme; in 2002 he recieved a research grant from the Learning and Teaching Development Fund and in 2001 he won a research award from the LTSN (now the HE Academy) for research into Student Centred Learning His students include work-based learners at middle and senior management levels in companies throughout the world as well as full-time and part-time BSc, MSc and PhD students at many universities. Dr Allan involves them all in reflective thinking & writing and critical thinking of the many practical issues in Information Technology and Information Systems. He then leads them into critical reflection on the issues and problems of relating theory and practice, thereby leading to learning.