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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150305Human Resources Management50
150307Innovation and Technology Management30
150311Organisational Behaviour20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/2015 - 30/06/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
25/05/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
4/05/2015 - 4/09/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2014 - 31/12/2014LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
24/08/2011 - 16/12/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
23/05/2011 - 31/08/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2011 - 16/07/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/09/2008 - 30/12/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia
8/08/2008 - 31/12/2008LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
19/03/2008 - 2/09/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia
3/09/2007 - 14/12/2007Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia
21/05/2007 - 12/07/2007Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia
3/05/2007 - 12/07/2007Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia
1/05/2007 - 15/09/2007Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/1997 - 1/12/2000Senior Manager, Global Organisation DevelopmentLend Lease Corporation
Human Resources
Australia
1/09/1996 - 1/12/1996Group Manager ExpatriatesAMP Limited
Corporate Human Resources
1/03/1996 - 1/08/1997International Compensation SpecialistConsultant (Independent)
Management
Australia
1/04/1995 - 1/08/1996International Compensation SpecialistConsultant (Independent)
Management
Australia
1/08/1994 - 1/01/1995Senior Consultant - International CompensationExpat International Pty Ltd
Expatriate Management
Australia
1/11/1993 - 1/07/1994Superintendent Projects & AdministrationBHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
1/01/1992 - 1/10/1993Group Coordinator Expatriates BHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
1/09/1991 - 1/12/1991Acting Resident Manager - Viet NamBHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
General Management - Australia/Asia Division; Finance, Accounting & Administration
1/12/1988 - 1/09/1991Liaison Officer & Finance & Administration Coordinator - IndiaBHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Finance & Accounting Department
1/07/1986 - 1/11/1988Joint Venture Accountant - Australia/AsiaBHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Finance & Accounting Department
1/01/1984 - 1/06/1986Finance & Administration Coordinator - DarwinBHP Petroleum Pty Ltd
Finance & Accounting Department
1/10/1982 - 1/12/1983Financial AccountantBHP Co Ltd (Steel)
Finance & Accounting Department
Australia
1/07/1982 - 1/09/1982Mine Accountant - Blackwater MineDampier Mining Company (BHP Co Ltd)
Finance & Accounting Department
Australia
1/02/1980 - 1/06/1982Financal AccountantBHP 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Collins 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]
DOI10.1688/9783866189652
Co-authorsMark Bray

Journal article (1 outputs)

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

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Collins DA, Burgess KJ, 'Place management: Practice and principles in NSW', 21st ANZAM Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess
2007Collins DA, Burgess KJ, 'Place management as a response to spatial inequality', College of Business Research Symposium 2007. Papers, North Parramatta, NSW (2007) [E2]
Co-authorsJohn Burgess
2005Collins 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 grants1
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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor David Collins
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300689
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Collaborative Risk Management and Supply Chain Resilience
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
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

Emaildavid.collins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone49215788
Fax49217398

Office

RoomUNH322
BuildingUniversity House
LocationCity

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