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Dr Alison Collins SFHEA

Lecturer

Alison Collins

Lancaster University

Furness Building

LA1 4YG

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594852

Research overview

I am currently a co-investigator on a 30-month ESRC funded project researching “The Role of Army Reservists: An Analysis of their Experiences and the Attitudes and Perceptions of Civilian Employers, Regulars and Significant Others”. I was a co-investigator on a recently completed British Academy funded project researching “Woodland working: Intergenerational skills gained and shared in the volunteer workforce”.

 

Research Interests

I have a background in occupational psychology and 14 years’ experience of qualitative and quantitative research in the psychosocial and organizational aspects of health and wellbeing. My research specialism centres upon the implicit and explicit contracts employees have with their organization and employee social and work relationships. I am currently working on a project exploring the experiences of Army Reservists, and the attitudes and perceptions of their civilian employers, significant others, and regular army colleagues. Previous research has been in the field of organizational health and safety including presenteeism and its consequences on employee health and wellbeing, and issues surrounding work life balance, trust, homeworking, fatigue, shift work, organizational culture, and leadership. My research interests include:

 

  • Homeworking/teleworking
  • Presenteeism
  • Work-life Balance
  • Health and Safety
  • Psychological Contract
  • Social and work relationships within an organisation

Current Teaching

I am a Lecturer in Organisational Health and Well Being and I have played a major role in the development and teaching of new modules for the Blended learning PhD programme including DHR405 Summer Academy and DHR404 Organizational Change and Development. Currently I am a module convenor on DHR406 Healthy Organizations: The influence of the work environment on health and DHR523 Systematic approaches to literature reviews and evidence synthesis.

I have an interest in developing teaching excellence, as well as the development of my own teaching practice. I co-lead the faculty Teaching and Learning Forum, an initiative which promotes and enables the sharing of knowledge, experience and good practice of teaching and learning. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). I am currently the Blended Learning PhD programme moderator with oversight of the marking and moderation processes and outcomes across the programme. In addition I was the Director of Studies for the PhD in Organisational Health and Wellbeing, a major administrative role, between 2011 and 2014.

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