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.

Languages

French

Journal article

Sarcol E, Coutinho I, Maguire E, Collins H, Jolliffe P. 2024. Exploring Women’s Education and Employment Opportunities in India, Syria, and the Philippines The Qualitative Report, 29 :116-140 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Callaghan D, Collins H. 2023. “If only these conversations had happened in induction.” Influencing Employee Aspiration with Action Learning-led inductions in the Big Four Employee Relations, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Jolliffe P, Collins H, Gold J. 2023. Skilling marginalised or skills eco‐system, precarious workers and higher education - A case study of Roma in Liverpool, UK International Journal of Training and Development, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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, Jolliffe P, Barry S. 2021. Why working from home leaves the lowest paid at more risk of infection The Conversation, 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 Publisher Url

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

Collins H, Jolliffe P. My dreams are becoming reality The Big Issue,

Collins H, Sarcol E, Coutinho I, Maguire E, Jolliffe P. "Exploring Women’s Education and Employment Opportunities in India, Syria, and the Philippines Qualitative Report: an online journal dedicated to qualitative research since 1990,

Potts J, Collins H, Barry S. ‘Difficult to Divulge’: the Impact of Organisational Silence Around the Menopause Work, Employment and Society, Public Url

Internet publication

Collins H, Jolliffe P, Smith R, Bahor A. 2023. Listening to hidden voices: creating meaningful and sustainable partnerships between marginalised groups and their universities Publisher Url Public Url

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, Callaghan D. How I failed the big four and the big four failed me: an exploration of aspiration in the accountancy profession UFHRD Public Url

Barry S, Collins H, Jolliffe P. The ‘dark side’ and unintended consequences of front line worker high employee engagement practices in the hospitality industry

Barry S, Collins H, D’harboullé C, Jolliffe P. Elucidating the ‘dark side’ and unintended consequences of frontline worker high employee engagement practices in the hospitality sector The International Journal of Human Resource Management, University Forum for Human Resource Development Conference Public Url

Report

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

Other invited event:

reviewer for Gender, Work and Organisation, online, Reviewing articles for inclusion in GWO. 2023

IAELYON International Week, Lyon, France, teaching a large group of Masters students OD and change management. 2023

Award:

Using the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boaters' (GTRSB) HE and Schools Pledge to increase Liverpool GTRSB into FE and HE, LJMU QR. 2023

VC Chancellors Award Excellence in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Liverpool John Moores University. 2021. 2021

VC Chancellor Commendation Award for Excellence in Social and Economic Engagement, VC-Chancellor Awards, LJMU. 2019. 2019

'If you could do one thing...', British Academy for all humanities and social sciences. 2017, British Academy. 2017

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU qr, sing the Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boaters' (GTRSB) HE and Schools Pledge to increase Liverpool GTRSB into FE and HE,, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £9855, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2023

Internal pump-priming of research,, Building Roma Social Capital and Policy through a National Roma Network (NRN),, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £2000, Duration of research project: 6 Months. 2022

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Roma Education Aspiration Project Continuation Project, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £30000, Duration of research project: 8 months. 2021

QR Funding, To investigate the ways in which Roma women manage and negotiate their labour relations, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £2000, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2019

REF-Upskilling Project, Increasing education and employability opportunities for Roma,, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £4400, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2018

MHCLG, Roma Education Aspiration Project, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £30000, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2018

QR Funding, Working with local and international partners to make a difference in the Roma community,, Patricia Jolliffe, Grant value (£): £1970, Duration of research project: i year. 2017

Conference organisation:

ACERT Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers, Conference organiser with Patricia Jolliffe, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytelling-education-and-wellbeing-tickets-490434993267.. 2023

UFHRD, co-organiser of Innovation Event. 2022

Media Coverage:

ACERT Conference (opens in a new tab) 2023 2023

PRME North West Event, Organising Team. 2022 2022

My dreams are becoming reality’ Article in Big Issue concerning Employability Fair 2019 Research by Dr P Harrison and Helen Collins mentioned. (opens in a new tab) 2020 2020

Roma Education and Employability Event, Organiser. 2019 2019

External collaboration:

Roma support Group London, with LJMU, Huddersfield University and Granby Toxteth, RSG. 2022

University of Ulster, validation committee of new HRM programmes. 2018

University of Ulster in London, programme validation. 2018

Conference presentation:

Managing opportunities for tackling precarity in the labour market: teaching a partnership approach through OD interventions,, IaeLyon international week/seminars,, online, Other. 2020

The Roma Project, Employability and the use of Motivational Interviewing,, MINT, Bournemouth, UK, Oral presentation. 2019

Widening access to educational opportunity and employability for underrepresented groups: the Liverpool Roma Employability Project (LREN),, UFHRD2018 Conference: Power and possibility: unleashing the potential of HRD,, Newcastle, Other. 2018

Gaining and legitimising power by the precariat in the precariat world: A story of the Roma in the UK, The 17th international UFHRD Conference, Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal, Oral presentation. 2017

A future ‘fair’ skills ecosystem - the rhetoric and reality for the precarious worker, CIPD Applied Research Conference 2021, Online, Oral presentation. 2021, CIPD online, Oral presentation. 2012

Teaching qualification:

HEA Fellow. 2016

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