Dr David Collins

Casual Academic

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

David is a lecturer in the ER/HR and Management groups at the Newcastle Business School and teaches in the area of international human resource management, human resource management, human resource development, change management and organisational behaviour. Prior to joining the University of Newcastle, David's skill set was predominantly developed in accounting and human resources areas during local employment (Newcastle, Melbourne, Darwin and Sydney) and international assignments (India, Vietnam and Singapore) with BHP, AMP and Lend Lease Corporation. At the time, these companies were engaged in the diverse industries of steel product manufacturing, petroleum exploration and production, financial services, insurance, and construction and property development respectively. David's doctoral thesis, "Place Management as a Basis of Renewal for Regional Disadvantaged Communities” examined public sector management theory through the lens of spatial articulation of public policy.

David was a member of the University of Newcastle's 2010 research team that produced for the Premier of NSW, the “Blueprint for a Low Carbon Future for the NSW Hunter Valley” report. The project was funded by the NSW Government through Industry and Investment NSW and a collaboration between the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the University of Newcastle. David is currently building upon the aforementioned works to examine how a regional knowledge provider: a university, could fulfil the role of Place Leader and leading regional institutional stakeholder and be instrumental in catalysing a regional innovation system that may precipitate the genesis of a broader regional governance structure to interact more efficiently and effectively with mainstream local, state and federal vertical policy structures.

Research Expertise
David's doctoral thesis, "Place Management as a Basis of Renewal for Regional Disadvantaged Communities” examined public sector management theory through the lens of spatial articulation of public policy. David was a member of the University of Newcastle's 2010 research team that produced for the Premier of NSW, the “Blueprint for a Low Carbon Future for the NSW Hunter Valley” report. The project was funded by the NSW Government through Industry and Investment NSW and a collaboration between the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the University of Newcastle. David is currently building upon the aforementioned works to examine how a regional knowledge provider: a university, could fulfill the role of Place Leader and leading regional institutional stakeholder and be instrumental in catalysing a regional innovation system that may precipitate the genesis of a broader regional governance structure to interact more efficiently and effectively with mainstream local, state and federal vertical policy structures. Because of David's previous global responsibility for managing expatriate programs within multinational enterprises, David is also seeking opportunities to research HRM in multinational organisations. 

Keywords

  • Change management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Place Management
  • Regional Innovation Systems

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150305 Human Resources Management 50
150307 Innovation and Technology Management 30
150311 Organisational Behaviour 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/1997 - 1/12/2000 Senior Manager, Global Organisation Development Lend Lease Corporation
Human Resources
Australia
1/09/1996 - 1/12/1996 Group Manager Expatriates AMP Limited
Corporate Human Resources
1/03/1996 - 1/08/1997 International Compensation Specialist Consultant (Independent)
Management
Australia
1/04/1995 - 1/08/1996 International Compensation Specialist Consultant (Independent)
Management
Australia
1/08/1994 - 1/01/1995 Senior Consultant - International Compensation Expat International Pty Ltd
Expatriate Management
Australia
1/11/1993 - 1/07/1994 Superintendent Projects & Administration BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
1/01/1992 - 1/10/1993 Group Coordinator Expatriates BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
1/09/1991 - 1/12/1991 Acting Resident Manager - Viet Nam BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
General Management - Australia/Asia Division; Finance, Accounting & Administration
1/12/1988 - 1/09/1991 Liaison Officer & Finance & Administration Coordinator - India BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Finance & Accounting Department
1/07/1986 - 1/11/1988 Joint Venture Accountant - Australia/Asia BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Finance & Accounting Department
1/01/1984 - 1/06/1986 Finance & Administration Coordinator - Darwin BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Finance & Accounting Department
1/10/1982 - 1/12/1983 Financial Accountant BHP Co Ltd (Steel)
Finance & Accounting Department
Australia
1/07/1982 - 1/09/1982 Mine Accountant - Blackwater Mine Dampier Mining Company (BHP Co Ltd)
Finance & Accounting Department
Australia
1/02/1980 - 1/06/1982 Financal Accountant BHP Co Ltd (Steel)
Finance Department
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Collins DA, Bray M, Burgess J, 'Responding to Global Warming Mitigation Policies: The Hunter Valley Construction and Engineering Cluster', Resources and Competitive Advantage, Rainer Hampp Verlag, München, Mering 113-131 (2013) [B1]
DOI 10.1688/9783866189652
Co-authors Mark Bray

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Collins DA, Bray MD, Burgess KJ, 'Green jobs, environmental sustainability & industrial relations', Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 45 522-538 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Bray, John Burgess

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Collins DA, Burgess KJ, 'Place management: Practice and principles in NSW', 21st ANZAM Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
Co-authors John Burgess
2007 Collins DA, Burgess KJ, 'Place management as a response to spatial inequality', College of Business Research Symposium 2007. Papers, North Parramatta, NSW (2007) [E2]
Co-authors John Burgess
2005 Collins DA, 'Are We Breaking Down the Silos or Just Putting in Windows? Comments on a Regional Australia Place Management Initiative', PASCAL International Conference : Making Knowledge Work, University of Stirling, Scotland (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $5,000

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20131 grants / $5,000

The Place Leadership Role of a University in Catalysing a Regional Innovation System: Implications for the Hunter$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor David Collins
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300689
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Collaborative Risk Management and Supply Chain Resilience
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr David Collins

Positions

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email david.collins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 49215788
Fax 49217398

Office

Room UNH322
Building University House
Location City

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