Associate Professor Julien Pollack started working in project management in the public sector delivering organizational change projects, where he completed an Action Research Ph.D. This research won national and international awards. Following this, he managed telecommunications and heavy engineering projects, before joining academia in 2011. His research has focused on two broad themes: trends in project management research; and developing project management practice to meet the needs of ambiguous and contested projects, drawing on systems thinking, complexity theory, and change management. His research in these areas has been frequently published in the leading project management journals and research conferences.