Dr Alison Collins SFHEA

Lecturer

Research Interests

I have a background in occupational psychology and 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 wellbeing and health and safety. My research interests include:

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

Sickness presenteeism and sickness absence over time: a UK employee perspective
Collins, A.M., Cartwright, S., Cowlishaw, S.M. 7/08/2017 In: Work and Stress. 16 p.
Journal article

‘Whenever I can I push myself to go to work’: a qualitative study of experiences of sickness presenteeism among workers with rheumatoid arthritis.
Holland, P.J., Collins, A.M. 8/12/2016 In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 10 p.
Journal article

Social support in the workplace between teleworkers, office-based colleagues, and supervisors
Collins, A.M., Hislop, D., Cartwright, S. 12/07/2016 In: New Technology, Work and Employment. 31, 2, p. 161-175. 15 p.
Journal article

The consequences of sickness presenteeism on health and wellbeing over time: a systematic review
Skagen, K., Collins, A.M. 2/06/2016 In: Social Science and Medicine.
Journal article

Variability in the use of mobile ICTs by homeworkers and its consequences for boundary management and social isolation
Hislop, D., Axtell, C., Collins, A., Daniels, K., Glover, J., Niven, K. 20/10/2015 In: Information and Organization. 25, 4, p. 222-232. 11 p.
Journal article

Organizational sensemaking about risk controls: the case of offshore hydrocarbons production
Busby, J., Collins, A. 09/2014 In: Risk Analysis. 34, 9, p. 1738-1752. 15 p.
Journal article

Balancing acts of work in the third sector: older volunteers’ experience in woodland conservation
Bingley, A., Collins, A., Varey, S., Oaks, R. 2014
Conference paper

An examination of the concurrent and prospective influences of sickness presenteeism and sickness absenteeism behaviour on organisational and individual outcomes in UK workers
Collins, A., Cartwright, S., Cowlishaw, S. 11/10/2013
Conference paper

The relationship between absenteeism and presenteeism: a longitudinal study of the attendance patterns of UK workers
Collins, A., Cartwright, S., Berridge, D. 19/05/2013
Conference paper

Homeworking: negotiating the psychological contract
Collins, A., Cartwright, S., Hislop, D. 04/2013 In: Human Resource Management Journal. 23, 2, p. 211-225. 15 p.
Journal article

Why come into work ill?: individual and organizational factors underlying presenteeism
Collins, A., Cartwright, S. 2/04/2012 In: Employee Relations. 34, 4, p. 429-442. 14 p.
Journal article

The attendance dynamics of UK employees: A longitudinal study into the health consequences of presenteeism and absenteeism of public and private sector employees
Collins, A., Cartwright, S. 2012 In: 10th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference. Zurich, Switzerland
Conference contribution

Why come into work ill?: individual and organizational factors underlying presenteeism
Collins, A., Cartwright, S. 2012 In: Employee Relations. 34, 4, p. 429-442. 14 p.
Journal article

Why come into work ill? Individual and organizational factors underlying presenteeism
Collins, A., Cartwright, S. 2011 In: 11th EURAM conference. Tallinn, Estonia
Conference contribution

Maximum impact evaluation: The impact of Teach First teachers in Schools
Muijs, D., Chapman, C., Collins, A., Armstrong, P. 2010 University of Manchester. 63 p.
Commissioned report

School Business Directors demonstration project programme evaluation and impact study: Final report: A report prepared for the National College of Leadership for Schools and Children's Services.
Woods, C., Gunter, H., Armstrong, P., Pearson, D., Collins, A., Muijs, D. 2010 NCSL.
Commissioned report

The Teach First alternative certification program in England: impact on teacher leadership and classroom practice.
Muijs, D., Chapman, C., Collins, A., armstrong, p. 2010 In: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, US.
Conference contribution

The impact of teach first on leadership and classroom practice: a mixed methods study of the impact of an alternative teacher certification programme on school serving disadvantaged areas
Muijs, D., Chapman, C., Collins, A., Armstrong, P. 2010 In: International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Kuala Lumpur, MY.
Conference contribution

The new role of school business managers: an additional route to school improvement?
Muijs, D., Woods, C., Armstrong, P., Collins, A., Pearson, D. 2010 In: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
Conference contribution

Emerging patterns of school leadership: A deeper understanding
Chapman, C., Ainscow, M., Mongon, M., Muijs, D., Armstrong, P., Collins, A. 2009 Nottingham : NCSL.
Other report

Mentoring and coaching
Chapman, C., Collins, A. 2009 In: Professional Development. 11, 10 p.
Journal article

Risk leadership and organisational type
Busby, J., Collins, A. 2009 HSE. 58 p.
Commissioned report

The impact of Federations on student outcomes
Chapman, C., Miujs, D., Sammons, P., Amrstrong, P., Collins, A. 2009 Nottingham : NCSL.
Other report

Accidents, injury and fatigue in the offshore oil industry: a review
Collins, A., Cole-Davies, V., McNamara, R. 2001 In: Contemporary Ergonomics 2001. London : Taylor & Francis p. 473-478. 6 p. ISBN: 9780415250733.
Chapter

An analysis of accidents in the offshore oil industry
McNamara, R., Collins, A., Cole-Davies, V. 2001 In: Contemporary ergonomics 2001. London : Taylor & Francis
Paper

A review of research into fatigue in offshore shipping
McNamara, R., Collins, A., Mathews, V. 2000 In: Maritime Review. p. 118-122. 5 p.
Journal article

Scale of occupational stress: a further analysis of the impact of demographic factors and type of job
Smith, A., Brice, C., Collins, A., McNamara, R., Matthews, V. 2000 HSE.
Commissioned report