Helen Collins

Liverpool Business School

An HRM professional with several years experience in academia as well as on HRM and OD projects in the public and private sector. Experience of managing and implementing EU bids and programmes, for instance and Objective 2 funded Equaliser project that increased opportunity for young people considered to be At Risk Of Disengagement (AROD).

Recent projects have focused on raising educational aspiration and outcome for Roma. Funded by the MHCLG the REAP project is a joint project between ourselves at LJMU and a community partner, Granby Toxteth Development Trust. REAP (Roma Educational Aspiration Project) is working alongside the LREN (Liverpool Roma Employability Network) project to address long held discrimination in the labour market that prevents Roma from reaching their potential. Evaluation of the impact of REAP led to further funding from MHCLG.



Journal article

Collins H, Callaghan D. 2022. What a difference a zoom makes: Intercultural interactions between host and international students Journal of comparative and International Higher Education, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Dailey-Strand C, Callaghan D. 2021. 'Those first few months were horrible': cross-cultural adaptation and the J-curve in international students experience in the UK and Norway Journal of Studies in International Education, 13 :73-84 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Barry S, Dzuga P. 2021. 'Working while feeling awful is normal': one Roma's experience of presenteeism Work, Employment and Society, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Harrison PA, Collins H, Bahor A. 2020. "We don't have the same opportunities as others": shining Bourdieu's lens on UK Roma migrants' Precarious (Workers') habitus Work, Employment and Society, 36 :217-234 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Callaghan D, Collins H. 2020. Adaptive Action Learning in an online community: facilitating a large cohort to deliver results Action Learning: research and practice, 18 :20-37 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Harrison P, Palasinski M. 2020. Out of the shadows: A young woman's journey from hiding to celebrating her identity The Qualitative Report, 25 :1-18 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Harrison PA, Collins H. 2020. Coronavirus shows key workers need better pay and protection – here’s what has to change The Conversation, Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Harrison P. 2019. race to the bottom in the conversation ttp://theconversation.com/warnings-of-a-race-to-the-bottom-on-workers-pay-and-conditions-should-concern-us-all-126635 The Conversation,

Harrison PA, Collins H. 2019. Warnings of a ‘race to the bottom’ on workers’ pay and conditions should concern us all Hood L. The Conversation, Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Harrison PA. 2019. Supporting Liverpool's Roma community: an illumination via Bourdieu's theory of capital Innovations in Practice, 13 :10-15 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Harrison PA. 2019. My dreams are becoming reality The Big Issue, Publisher Url Public Url

Collins H, Callaghan D. 2018. The role of Action Learning in supporting cross-cultural adaptation of international students Action Learning: Research and Practice, 15 :267-275 DOI

Collins H, wray-bliss E. 2005. discriminating ethics Human Relations, DOI

Collins H, Jolliffe P, Barry S. why working from home leaves the lowest paid at more risk of infection The Conversation,

Editorial/letter to the editor

Collins H, Jolliffe P. 2022. Creating Impact with Research and Outreach Collins H. AACSB,

Conference publication

Jolliffe P, Collins H, Jolliffe K. 2021. ‘Lots of little jobs’ – building local skills ecosystems for the precarious worker CIPD Applied Research, Applied Research Conference Author Url Publisher Url Public Url


Collins H, Harrison P. Roma: living and working in the City of Liverpool in LJMU Innovation and Practice