Malcolm Ballantine is a retired organizational psychologist. He began his career as an electronics technician working at the BBC but soon realized that his interests were to take him in a different direction . Having qualified as a psychologist he worked for a number of years for the British Steel Corporation advising on the human and organizational aspects of technical change in heavy industry. He then moved to Birkbeck College in the University of London and taught on the MSc courses in Occupational Psychology and Organizational Behaviour. During this period he also lectured on the MSc in Ergonomics which was based at University College London. Today this course has become the MSc in Human Computer Interaction and, maintaining his contact with UCL, he became responsible for the teaching on socio-technical systems. He worked on this course, teaching part-time, for over forty years. After leaving his full time job at Birkbeck, he worked in both the private and public sectors eventually running his own consultancy. This included working with senior police officers as Senior Tutor at the Police Staff College, Bramshill and with many government departments through his appointment as an Associate of the National School of Government at Sunningdale Park as well as a variety of private sector organizations. Now retired he lives in rural Suffolk and is a keen member of the local University of the Third Age. Linking back to where he started, he coordinates a group of fellow like-minded members in attempting to create their own electronic technologies for the benefit of the community.