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Chik Collins er rektari á Setrinum, og tí er hansara ábyrgdarøki stjórn og leiðsla, tó at hann hendingaferð eisini undirvísir. 

Áður hava hansara undirvísingarøki m.a. verið:

Historical Studies
Introductory Political Thought
British Politics and Government
Contemporary Political Theory
Methodology and Methods in the Social Sciences
Urban Policy in the UK
Explorations in Ideology and Language
Health and Health Inequalities

Granskingar áhugamál

Chik hevur granskað og givið sera nógv út innan mong fakøki (sí útgávur). Nú hann fyrst av øllum røkir sínar skyldur sum rektari á Setrinum, granskar hann og fær útgivið síni úrslit í frítíðini.

Hansara gransking fevnir víða. M.a. nevnir hann sjálvur hesi økini:

Language and social change, community development, urban regeneration, and over the past decade, on health and health inequalities – particularly, in collaboration with the NHS Health Scotland and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, the phenomenon of ‘excess mortality’ in Scotland and Glasgow.

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Seinastu útgávur

• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Elinor Dickie and Oliver Escobar, “Using inequalities in power to operationalise fundamental causes theory and focus action to reduce health inequalities”, accepted for Sociology of Health and Illnesss, 6th August 2020.


• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “The Policy Discourses that Shaped the ‘Transformation’ of Glasgow in the Later 20th Century: ‘Overspill’, ‘Redeployment’ and the ‘Culture of Enterprise’”, in Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin (eds.), Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City, Bristol: Policy Press, pp.21-38, 2020.


• Hartwig Pautz, Sally A. Wright and Chik Collins, “Job Quality, Fair Work and Decent Work in Scotland: An Agenda-Setting Analysis”, Journal of Social Policy (published online 13th Nov 2019).

• Chik Collins, “Austerity and Mortality in Spain: The perils of over-correcting an analytic mistake”, American Journal of Public Health, 109(7), 2019, pp.963-964.


• On Target for 2030? An Independent Snaphsot Review of Scotland’s Progress Against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Hartwig Pautz, Oudai Tozan and Paul Bradley, July 2019 (UWS-Oxfam Partnership Collaborative Research Report, No. 5; Series editors, Chik Collins, Rhiannon Sims and Hartwig Pautz)

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Peer-reviewed journal articles


• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Elinor Dickie and Oliver Escobar, “Using inequalities in power to operationalise fundamental causes theory and focus action to reduce health inequalities”, accepted for Sociology of Health and Illnesss, 6th August 2020.
• Hartwig Pautz, Sally A. Wright and Chik Collins, “Job Quality, Fair Work and Decent Work in Scotland: An Agenda-Setting Analysis”, Journal of Social Policy (published online 13th Nov 2019).
• Chik Collins, “Austerity and Mortality in Spain: The perils of over-correcting an analytic mistake”, American Journal of Public Health, 109(7), 2019, pp.963-964.
• David Walsh, Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Martin Taulbut and G. David Batty, “History, politics and vulnerability: Explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow”, Public Health, 151, pp.1-12, 2017.
• Mhairi MacKenzie, Chik Collins, John Connolly, Mick Doyle and Gerry McCartney, “Working-class discourses of politics, policy and health: ‘I don't smoke and don't drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health’", Policy and Politics, 45 (2), pp.231-250, 2017.
• Gerry McCartney, Wendy Hearty, Martin Taulbut, Rory Mitchell, Ruth Dryden and Chik Collins, “Regeneration and health: a structured, rapid literature review”, Public Health, 148, pp.69-87, 2017.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “The ‘modernisation’ of Scotland and its impact on Glasgow, 1955-1979: ‘unwanted side effects’ and vulnerabilities” Scottish Affairs, 25 (3), pp.294-316, 2016.
• Chik Collins, Marjorie McCrory, Gerry McCartney and Mhairi MacKenzie, “Theorising Health Inequalities: Critical Realism and a Transformative Activist Stance”, Social Theory and Health, 13 (13-4) 2015, pp.377-396.
• Alex Scott-Samuel, Clare Bambra, Chik Collins, David J Hunter, Gerry McCartney and Kat Smith, “The impact of Thatcherism on health and well-being in Britain”, International Journal of Health Services 44 (1) 2014, pp.53-71 .
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins and Mhairi Mackenzie, “What (or Who) Causes Health Inequalities? Theories, Evidence and Implications”, Health Policy, 113, pp.221-227, 2013.
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, David Walsh and G. David Batty, “Why the Scots Die Younger: Synthesizing the Evidence”, Public Health, Vol. 126, No. 6, pp.459-470, 2012.
• Gerry McCartney, David Walsh, Bruce Whyte and Chik Collins, “Has Scotland always been the ‘sick man’ of Europe? An observational study from 1855 to 2006”, European Journal of Public Health, Vol 22, No.6, pp.756-760, 2012.
• Chik Collins and Gerry McCartney, “The Impact of Neo-Liberal ‘Political Attack’ on Health: The case of the ‘Scottish Effect’”, International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp.501-523, 2011.
• Chik Collins, “Reflections on CHAT and Freire's Participatory Action Research from the West of Scotland: Praxis, politics and the ‘struggle for meaningful life’”, Mind, Culture and Activity, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.98-114, 2011.
• Chik Collins, “Resilience in Community Organisation and its Implications for Community Development in the Current Economic Crisis: The Case of the Clydebank Independent Resource Centre”, Concept (The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory), 19 (2) pp.8-11, 2009.
• Peter Jones and Chik Collins, “Political Analysis Versus Critical Discourse Analysis in the Treatment of Ideology: Some implications for the study of communication”, Atlantic Journal of Communication, Vol. 14. Nos. 1 & 2, pp.28-50, 2006
• Chik Collins and Peter Jones, “Analysis of Discourse as ‘A Form of History Writing’: A critique of Critical Discourse Analysis and an illustration of a Cultural-Historical alternative”, Atlantic Journal of Communication, Vol. 14. Nos. 1 & 2, pp.51-69, 2006.
• Chik Collins, “People and Place, The Royal Bank of Scotland and ‘Community Engagement’”, Concept (The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory) 16 (2) pp.9-16, 2006.
• Chik Collins, Brian Slocock and Lucy Hughes, “The role of a VLE in the Teaching of Political Concepts and Reasoning”, European Political Science, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.209-219, 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Marxism and Language: A response to McNally”, Historical Materialism, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp.169-187, 2004.
• Chik Collins, “After Partnership: Looking beyond Better Communities”, Concept (The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory) 14 (3) pp.18-24, 2004.
• Chik Collins, Review Essay on David McNally, Bodies of Meaning: Studies on Language, Labour and Liberation. Historical Materialism, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.228-238, 2003.
• Chik Collins, “From New Life to New Labour: The mythology of partnership”, Concept (The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory) 11 (2) pp.3-7, 2001.
• Chik Collins, “Developing the Linguistic Turn in Urban Studies: Language, context and political economy”, Urban Studies, Vol. 37, No. 11, pp.2027-2043, 2000.
• Chik Collins, “Vygotsky on Language and Social Consciousness: Underpinning the use of Voloshinov in the study of popular protest”, Historical Materialism, No.7 pp.41-69, 2000.
• Chik Collins, “Applying Bakhtin in Urban Studies: The failure of community participation in the Ferguslie Park Partnership”, Urban Studies, Vol. 36, No.1, pp.73-90, 1999.
• Chik Collins and Darryl Gunson, “From the ‘I’ to the ‘We’: Discourse ethics, identity and the pragmatics of partnership in the west of Scotland”, Communication Theory, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.277-300, 1997.
• Chik Collins and Jim Lister, “From Social Strategy to ‘Partnership’: Ferguslie Park and its significance for community work practice”. Concept (The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory), 6 (2) pp.3-7, 1996.
• Chik Collins, “The Pragmatics of Emancipation: A critical review of the work of Michael Huspek”. Journal of Pragmatics, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp.791-817, 1996.
• Glasgow Labour History Workshop, "Working at Singer Clydebank, 1911-1914. Oral Testimony of David Bennett". In The Journal of the Scottish Labour History Society, 25, pp.76-85, 1990.

Books
• Chik Collins, Language, Ideology and Social Consciousness: Developing a Sociohistorical Approach (Routledge Revivals), Taylor and Francis, 2019 (originally published by Ashgate, 1999).
• Ishbel Ballantine, Chik Collins, Leslie Forster, Hugh Maguiness, Hugh Savage and Liz Tuach (Glasgow Labour History Workshop), The Singer Strike, Clydebank, 1911. Clydebank District Library, 1989.

Peer-reviewed book chapters
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “The Policy Discourses that Shaped the ‘Transformation’ of Glasgow in the Later 20th Century: ‘Overspill’, ‘Redeployment’ and the ‘Culture of Enterprise’”, in Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin (eds.), Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City, Bristol: Policy Press, pp.21-38, 2020.
• Chik Collins, Gerry McCartney and Lisa Garnham, “Neoliberalism and Health Inequalities”, in Clare Bambra, Kat Smith and Sara Hill (Eds.) Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives, Oxford University Press, pp.124-137, 2016.
• Chik Collins, “Language, Marxism and the Grasping of Policy Agendas: neo-liberalism and political voice in Scotland’s poorest communities”, in Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, and Alf Nilsen, (eds.), Marxism and Social Movements, Leiden, Brill, 2013, pp.337-356 (Historical Materialism book series, no. 46). Also published by Haymarket (Chicago), 2014 and in an Indian edition in 2016 by AKAR books.
• Chik Collins, “‘For a People’s Clydebank’: Learning the ethic of solidarity amidst the wreckage of neo-liberalism in contemporary Scotland”, in Peter E. Jones (ed.), Marxism and Education – Renewing the Dialogue: Pedagogy and Culture, New York: Palgrave, 2011, pp.65-86.
• Chik Collins, “What’s the problem with communities these days? Learning networks, root causes and solutions”, in Emejulu, A. and Shaw, M. eds., Community Empowerment: Critical Perspectives from Scotland - the Glasgow paper, Edinburgh, Community Development Journal, 2010, pp.46-52.
• Peter Jones and Chik Collins, “State ideology and oppositional discourses: Conceptual and methodological issues”, in Huspek, M., ed., Oppositional Discourses and Democracies, London: Routledge, 2010, pp.17-39
• Chik Collins, “Discourse in Cultural-Historical Perspective: Critical discourse analysis, CHAT and the study of social change”, in Van Oers, B., Elbers, E. and Wardekker, W. & Van Der Veer, R., eds., The Transformation of Learning: Advances in cultural-historical activity theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp.242-272.
• Chik Collins, ‘“The Scottish Executive is open for business’: People and Place, The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Intensification of the Neo-Liberal Agenda”, in Cumbers, A., and Whittam, G., eds., Reclaiming The Economy: Alternatives to market fundamentalism in Scotland and beyond, Biggar: Scottish Left Review Press, 2007, pp.157-169.
• Chik Collins, “After Partnership: Looking beyond Better Communities”, in Shaw, M., Meagher, J. and Moir, S., eds., Participation in Community Development: Problems and possibilities, Published by Concept in collaboration with the Community Development Journal, 2006, pp.96-103.
• Chik Collins, “Urban Policy, ‘Modesty’ and ‘Misunderstanding’: On the mythology of ‘partnership’ in urban Scotland”, in G. Blazyca, ed., Restructuring Local Economies: Towards a comparative study of Scotland and Upper Silesia, Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2003, pp.73-84. Also published in in A. Klasik and K. Heffner, eds., Restructuring Heavy Industrial Regions: Some experience from Scotland and Upper Silesia, Katowice, Poland: Akademia Ekonomiczna , 2001, pp.129-144.
• Chik Collins, “The Dialogics of ‘Community’: Struggle and identity in a Scottish working class housing scheme”. In P. Hoggett (Ed.) Contested Communities: Experiences struggles, policies, Bristol: Policy Press, 1997, pp.84-104.
• Chik Collins and Jim Lister, “Hands Up or Heads Up? Community work, democracy and the language of partnership”. In M. Shaw and I. Cooke (Eds.), Radical Community Work: Perspectives from practice in Scotland, Edinburgh: Moray House Publishing, 1996, pp.26-45.
• Glasgow Labour History Workshop, “A Clash of Work Regimes: ‘Americanisation’ and the strike at the Singer sewing machine company, 1911”. In A McIvor and W. Kenefick (Eds.), Roots of Red Clydeside: Industrial militancy in west Scotland, 1900-1914, Edinburgh: John Donald, 1996, pp193-213.
• Chik Collins, "District Council Tenants and Tenure Change: Making sense of it all". In H. Maguinness (ed.), Housing, Industry and Community Development in the West of Scotland: The new agendas. University of Paisley, Local Government Centre, 1991, pp.23-30.

Reports
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Report to NHS Health Scotland on further procured research on historical determinants of ‘excess mortality’ in Glasgow and Scotland: Regional Policy and Glasgow, 1979-1992”, January 2017.
• David Walsh, Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Martin Taulbut and G. David Batty, “History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow”, Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health, May 2016.
• Martin Taulbut, Gerry McCartney, David Walsh and Chik Collins, Excess mortality and urban change: investigating similarities and differences in the extent of urban change in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester and their surrounding regions from 1945, and the extent to which this might be part of the excess mortality explanation, Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland, May 2016
• Maria Feeney and Chik Collins, Tea in the Pot:’Building Social Capital’ or ‘A Great Good Place’ in Govan, UWS-Oxfam Collaborative Research Reports Series, Report No. 3, March 2015.
• Chik Collins, Mhairi MacKenzie and Gerry McCartney (Eds.), Accounting for Scotland’s Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis. Commentaries and Responses. Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2014.
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, David Walsh and David Batty, Accounting for Scotland’s Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis, Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2011.
• Chik Collins with Janice Dickson and Mary Collins, To Banker, From Bankies – Incapacity Benefit: Myth and Realities, Oxfam, Glasgow, 2009.
• Chik Collins, The Right to Exist: The Story of the Clydebank Independent Resource Centre, Oxfam, Glasgow, 2008.
• Brian Slocock and Chik Collins, “The Role of a VLE in the Teaching of Political Concepts and Reasoning” (C-SAP/LTSN Project 36/P/02) in C-SAP Projects Booklet, Centre for Learning and Teaching – Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, University of Birmingham, 2003.
• Chik Collins, “What’s All This About Then?” Tenant participation in the Ferguslie Park Partnership, 1992 (Report prepared for the Tenants’ Information Service).
• Chik Collins, Community Development and Community Participation in the Ferguslie Park Partnership. Paisley: FLAG, 1991. (Report prepared for the Ferguslie League of Action Groups).

UWS-Oxfam Partnership Collaborative Research Reports, series edited by Chik Collins and others, and available here.

• No. 1: The Long-Term Integration of Gateway Protection Programme Refugees in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Duncan Sim and Kait Laughlin, October 2014.
• No. 2: A Review of Social and Employee-Owned Co-operative Business Models and their Potential to Reduce Poverty, Geoff Whittam and Steve Talbot, November 2014.
• No. 3: Tea in the Pot: Building ‘social capital’ or a ‘great good place’ in Govan? Maria Feeney and Chik Collins, March 2015.
• No. 4: Spiritual Beliefs and Mental Health: A Study of Muslim Women in Glasgow, Darryl Gunson, Lawrence Nuttall, Smina Akhtar, Adam Khan, Gizala Avian and Linda Thomas, January 2019
• No. 5: On Target for 2030? An Independent Snapsot Review of Scotalnd’s Progress Against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Hartwig Pautz, Oudai Tozan and Paul Bradley, July 2019

UWS-Oxfam Partnership, Decent Work in Scotland Project
• F. Stuart, H. Pautz , S. Crimmin and S. Wright, What Makes for ‘Decent Work’? A Study with Low-Paid Workers in Scotland (A UWS-Oxfam Partnership Report with Support from the University of Warwick), March 2016. (Chik Collins oversaw the contribution from UWS to this report, was part of the advisory group and contributed to editing and final presentation of the work).

Related Thematic Reports (all of which Chik Collins co-edited)

• A. Simpson, J. Moffett and G. Allan, What Scotland’s Future Workforce Thinks about ‘Decent Work’ (UWS Oxfam Partnership, Decent Work in Scotland, Thematic Report No.1, May 2016);
• S. Gibb and M. Ishaq, ‘Decent Work’: The Employers’ View, (UWS Oxfam Partnership, Decent Work in Scotland, Thematic Report No.2, May 2016);
• J. Miller and L. Borchardt, Exploring ‘Decent Work’ with People with Criminal Convictions, (UWS Oxfam Partnership, Decent Work in Scotland, Thematic Report No.3, May 2016).
• M. Ishaq, S. Gibb and A.M. Hussain, Scotland’s Local Authorities: Still Bastions of Decent Work? (UWS Oxfam Partnership, Decent Work in Scotland, Thematic Report No.4, October 2018).

Other published outputs
• Chik Collins, Peter E. Jones and Marjorie McCrory, "Transforming Theory for a Transforming World: An Essay in Review of Anna Stetsenko's The Transformative Mind: Expanding Vygotsky's Approach to Development and Education", Theory and Struggle: Journal of the Marx Memorial Library, Number 121, 2020.
• Chik Collins, Peter E Jones and Marjorie McCrory, “Why aren’t UK universities taking a lead in this crisis?”, Times Higher Education, “Ask and Expert”, 24th March 2020
• Peter Jones and Chik Collins, “Cultural-Historical Activity Theory meets austerity – or does it? The challenge of relevance in a world of violent contradiction and crisis”, for Theory and Struggle, Journal of the Marx Memorial Library, No. 117, pp. 93-99, 2016.
• Mhairi Mackenzie, Chik Collins, John Connolly, Mick Doyle and Gerry McCartney, Policy Briefing: “How politics and power create poor health – ‘I think they’re trying to kill folk aff’”, Discover Society, Issue 31, 5th April 2016, Policy Briefing.
• Chik Collins, “The Problem with ‘Partnerships’: Learning from the experience of ‘partnerships’ for ‘urban regeneration’ across the UK”, Blog for the ESRC-funded Rethinking Research Partnerships seminar series, February 2016.
• Mhairi Mackenzie, Chik Collins, Marjorie McCrory, Gerry McCartney and Sharon Wright, “Troubled by Ubble”, The Lancet, 386 (10008) 2015, p.2055.
• Chik Collins, “Language and Discourse”, Theory and Struggle, Journal of the Marx Memorial Library, No. 116, pp89-93, 2015.
• Chik Collins, “The State and the De-mobilisation of Working Class Communities” in Pauline Bryan and Tommy Kane (eds.), Class, Nationalism and Socialism- The Red Paper, 2014, Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University Archives, pp. 133-140, 2013
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins and Danny Dorling, “Losing Votes and Voters: Would action on inequality have saved New Labour?”, in Danny Dorling, Unequal Health: The Scandal of our Times, Bristol: Policy Press, 2013, pp. 170-172
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, David Walsh and G. David Batty, “Response to letter from G. McCartney, C. Collins, D. Walsh and G.D. Batty” (Response to O. Gillie, “Early Death of Scots: Vitamin D and sunlight levels the most compelling hypothesis” (DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.12.002)). Public Health, Vol. 127, No.3, pp.292-294, 2013 (DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.12.003)
• Gerry McCartney, Lisa Garnham, Darryl Gunson and Chik Collins “When do your politics become a competing interest?” British Medical Journal; BMJ 2011; 342:d269 (Observations column).
• Chik Collins, “How the DWP sees GPs”, British Medical Journal; BMJ 2011; 342:d1157 (doi: 10.1136/bmj.d1157) (Letter/Rapid Response).
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins and Danny Dorling, “Would action on health inequalities have saved New Labour?” British Medical Journal; BMJ 2010; 340:c3294 (Observations column).
• Chik Collins and Gerry McCartney, “TINA is Back”, in MacDonald, F. ed., Scottish Review: The Annual Anthology, 2010, Kilmarnock: ICS Books, 2010, pp89-91.
• Chik Collins, “Remembering Jimmy Reid”, Frontline, Vol. 2, Issue 13, November 2010
• Chik Collins, “Endgame for Democracy”, Scottish Review, 26th October, 2010
• Chik Collins, “The Speech of his Life”, Scottish Review, 30h September 2010
• Chik Collins and Gerry McCartney, “TINA is back”, Scottish Review, 1st July 2010
• Chik Collins. “To Banker, from Bankies”, Scotregen (Journal of the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum), 46, 2009, p.12.
• Chik Collins, “The Secrets of Longevity: Clydebank Independent Resource Centre”, New Start, 11 July 2008, pp.16-18.
• Chik Collins, “And They Call It ‘Regeneration’! People and Place and the Intensification of the Neo-Liberal Agenda in Scotland”, Scottish Left Review, Issue 42, pp6-7, Sept/Oct 2007.
• Chik Collins, “The Scottish Executive is open for business”: The New Regeneration Statement, The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Community Voices Network”, Variant, 26, pp10-13, 2006.
• Chik Collins, “For Local Communities Responding to Community Planning: ‘Partnership’ in Perspective, 1987-2005”, in V. Mills, ed., The Red Paper on Scotland, Glasgow: Research Collections @ Glasgow Caledonian University, 2005, pp.189-207.
• Chik Collins, “Community Regeneration in ‘The New Scotland’: a space for debate”, in Making Waves, pp.2-5, Special Supplement to Scotregen (Journal of the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum), 28, 2004.
• Chik Collins, “‘Critical Psychology’ and Contemporary Struggles Against Neo-Liberalism: Some suggestions based on experience from the west of Scotland”, Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 3, pp.26-48, 2003.
• Chik Collins and John Foster, “Problems with Partnership”, New Times, 8, pp.24-25, 1999.
• Chik Collins, “A pattern weaving its way further afield”, The Herald, 10th November 1997.
• Chik Collins, "Partnerships in Scotland", "Lessons from Dunterlie" and "Rent Arrears, Evictions and the Law". All in CIN (Newsletter of the Community Information Network, Local Government Centre, University of Paisley), No.1, October 1991 and No.2, March 1992.

Academic Conference Presentations, Symposia and Seminars
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “What relevance might an historical overview of the economic and social development of Glasgow since WWII have for current policy debates around multi-level policy-making?” The 5th Workshop of the Regional Studies Association Research Network on Regional Economic and Policy History: A Historical Perspective on Multi-Level Urban Economic Development Policy. University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, 30 Nov 2018.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Glasgow’s ‘intangible cultural heritage': ‘Workers City’ and the European City of Culture”, (In)visible Stories: An Investigation into the Status of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Scotland, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr, 14 May 2018.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, "Modernising Scotland: 1945-1992", Invited presentation at symposium on "Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City", Glasgow University, 18th January 2018.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “The social and political determination of health in contemporary Glasgow: Findings from the Scottish Office archive”, Keynote address at 4th British Sociological Association, Medical Sociology Scottish Group Symposium, Health Inequality in Scotland: The 'Glasgow Effect' and Beyond. Edinburgh Napier University, 9th January 2018.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “The Politics of Health in Scotland, 1979-1992: ‘Personal responsibility’ and the ‘false dawn’ of social determination”, British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference 2017, University of York, 15 Sep 2017.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Recovering the Social and Historical Causes of Glasgow’s Excess Mortality: Public Policies and ‘Personal’ Troubles”, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Manchester University, April 2017.
• Chik Collins, “Today’s Glasgow: The Legacy of Elite Planning and Community Disempowerment”, Conference: “Top down meets bottom up in post-industrial regeneration: Good practice and challenges in participatory approaches to community engagement in city planning”, International Conference organized by the University of the West of Scotland, School of Media, Culture and Society, in association with RSE-funded Interdisciplinary and Cross-Institutional Research Network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe, Riverside Museum, Glasgow, 20th January, 2017.
• David Walsh, Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Martin Taulbut and G. David Batty, “History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in a post-industrial Scottish city.” Oral presentation at 9th European Public Health Conference, “All for Health – Health for All”, Vienna, November 2016.
• David Walsh, Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Martin Taulbut and G. David Batty, “History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow”, Faculty of Public Health ‘Strong Voices: Pragmatic Public Health’, Dunblane Hydro, Thursday 27th -Friday 28th October 2016.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Glasgow’s ‘Excess Mortality’: Towards and Understanding of a Planning Paradox”, University of Glasgow, Urban Studies, Invited half-day seminar: Glasgow’s health crisis: did planning make a bad situation much worse? 30 September 2016
• David Walsh, Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, Martin Taulbut and G. David Batty, “History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Glasgow”, Society for Social Medicine, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, University of York, 14–16 September 2016, Abstracted in: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol 70, Suppl, 1 A91, 2016. doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.184 (“P85 History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Glasgow”).
• Craig Mahoney, Claire Carney, Derek Carson, Chik Collins, John Connolly, Joanne Durham, Trevor Gabriele, Gordon Hunt, Johnny Mone and Marcus Ross, “How Sustainable is the Socially Responsible University?” Paper presented by Professor Craig Mahoney to the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference of University Leaders, Accra, Ghana, 27-29 July 2016.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Variability and Vulnerability in City Health: Understanding Glasgow’s ‘Excess Mortality’”, British Sociological Association, Medical Sociology Annual Conference, York, September 2015.
• Mhairi Mackenzie, Chik Collins, John Connolly, Mick Doyle and Gerry McCartney, “Working class discourses of politics, policy and health: ‘I don’t drink, don’t smoke – the only thing wrong with me is my health’”, Annual Conference of the Social Policy Association, Belfast, 6th-8th July, 2015
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Glasgow’s ‘Excess Mortality’: A Cautionary Tale of a ‘Society in Transition’ in the Era of ‘Progress’”, British Sociological Association, Annual Conference, Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression?, Glasgow, April 2015
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “Pride, Prejudice and Political Economy: Understanding and Addressing Glasgow’s ‘Excess Mortality’”, Political Studies Association, Annual Conference, Civic Pride, Sheffield, 30th March-1st April, 2015.
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins and Mhairi Mackenzie, “Aspects of the Scottish Effect: A Discussion Seminar” (co-organiser of seminar in conjunction with Public Health Observatory, NHS Health Scotland and University of Glasgow), Glasgow 8th March 2011.
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, G. David Batty and David Walsh, “Accounting for Scotland’s Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis”, Presentation to seminar on “Aspects of the Scottish Effect in Health”, Public Health Observatory, NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow, 8th March 2011.
• Gerry McCartney, Chik Collins, G. David Batty and David Walsh, “Accounting for Scotland’s Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis”, Presentation to “Health, Culture and Scotland: New challenges, new opportunities” Annual Scottish Public Health Conference, Faculty of Public Health, Dunblane, Scotland, November, 2010 (http://www.shsceventsabstracts.co.uk/publichealth10/).
• Chik Collins and Gerry McCartney, “The Impact of Neoliberal ‘Political Attack’ on Health: The Case of the ‘Scottish Effect’. Poster presentation at 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine, Belfast 6th-8th September 2010. Abstract in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Volume 64, Supplement 1, September 2010, p.A55 (doi: 10.1136/jech.2010.120477.55).
• Chik Collins, “Communicative Processes Affecting Urban and Regional Development: Reflections on a Series of Case Studies from the West of Scotland”, Invited paper for conference Towards a Communicative Construction of Spaces, Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner, Berlin, May 2010
• Chik Collins, “Connecting Cultural-Historical Activity Theory to ‘the conditions of class society and struggle for ideology’: Reflections from practice in the West of Scotland”, Invited paper for panel on: The Role of Cultural Historical Activity Theory in Marxist Social Movement Analysis: Conceptual Matters and Empirical Illustrations. Conference: Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University, March 2010.
• Chik Collins, “Language, Ideology and Social Change: Taking forward the CHAT Tradition with Critical Discourse Analysis”, Invited seminar on Activity Theory, Discourse and Critical Discourse Analysis, Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki, September 2009.
• Chik Collins, “Talking about Changing the World and Politics in CHAT Today: Getting the Balance Right”, Invited talk delivered at the 2nd UK and Ireland ISCAR meeting, 16th and 17th July, 2009, University of Worcester.
• Chik Collins, “Language in Action for Social Justice: Vygotsky and the Leontievian Legacy in Learning and Development in Scotland’s Poorest Communities”, Conference: Language in Action: The Vygotskian and Leontievian Legacy Today, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 2006.
• Chik Collins, “The Scottish Executive is Open for Business”: The new regeneration statement, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Community Voices Network”, Conference: Neo-Liberal Scotland?, University of Strathclyde, May 2006
• Chik Collins, “‘The Scottish Executive is Open for Business’: Regeneration partnerships, privatisation and de-localisation in the ‘new’ (neo-liberal) Scotland”, Conference of the Alternative Economic Strategy Network, Glasgow, 28th April 2006.
• Chik Collins, “From ‘Community Action’ to ‘Community Voices’: Notes towards a critical account of the attempted emasculation of ‘community’ as a political force in Scotland”, Conference: Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 2006 (bound in Volume 1 of conference papers).
• Chik Collins, “Discourse and the Critique of Neo-Liberalism: A cultural-historical critique of the ‘critical discourse analysis’ of Norman Fairclough”, Spirit Research Seminar, University of Aalborg, March 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Discourse in Changing Worlds: Ideology critique and the acting subject”, Symposium for Conference of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, Acting in Changing Worlds: Learning communication and minds in intercultural activities, University of Seville, September 2005.
• Chik Collins, “Discourse, the ‘Acting Subject’ and the Changing of the World: Reflections on a Clyde-built man”, Conference of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, Acting in Changing Worlds: Learning communication and minds in intercultural activities, University of Seville, September 2005.
• Chik Collins, “Combating Poverty in Scotland’s Poorest Communities: How can cultural historical activity theory be brought to bear?” Conference of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, Acting in Changing Worlds: Learning communication and minds in intercultural activities, University of Seville, September 2005.
• Chik Collins, “The ‘Lame Duck’, the ‘Butcher’ and the ‘Right to Work’: Using Voloshinov to understand Heath’s U-turn”. Invited Seminars at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, March 2004, and the Discourse Research Group, Department of Communication Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, May 2004.
• Chik Collins, “Discourse in Cultural Historical Perspective”, Conference: Dealing with Diversity: Tools and resources for human development in social practices, Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, Free University, Amsterdam, June 2002.
• Chik Collins, “‘Discourse in Collective Activity Systems: Community responses to an ‘urban regeneration partnership’ in Ferguslie Park, Paisley, Scotland”, Conference: Dealing with Diversity: Tools and resources for human development in social practices, Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, Free University, Amsterdam, June 2002.
• Chik Collins, “Historical Materialism, Language and The ‘Excrescences’ of Idealism: How not to develop a ‘critical materialist’ account of language”, Conference: Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2-4 April 2002 (bound in Volume 1 of conference papers. ISBN: 1 899927 29 8).
• Chik Collins, “Urban Policy, ‘Modesty’ and ‘Misunderstanding’: On the mythology of ‘partnership’ in urban Scotland”, Conference: Restructuring Heavy Industrial Regions: A Comparative Study of Scotland and Upper Silesia, University of Paisley, 26th October 2001.
• Chik Collins, “New Life in Renfrewshire: Dependency, enterprise and (not) learning”. Conference: 3rd Enterprise and Learning Conference, University of Paisley, 11-12 November 1999. (Published as University of Paisley, Faculty of Business Working Paper, Comhairle Series, No.17, 2000).
• Chik Collins, “Vygotsky on Language and Social Consciousness: Underpinning the use of Voloshinov in the study of popular protest”. Conference: Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University, 29-31 March 1999 (bound in Volume 1 of conference papers: ISBN: 1 899927 14 X).
• Chik Collins, “The ‘Lame Duck’, the ‘Butcher’ and the ‘Right to Work’: The part played by the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders crisis in Heath’s u-turn”. Conference: Discourse and Policy Change, Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, 3rd-4th February 1999.
• Chik Collins, “Foregrounding Language in Housing and Urban Research: What’s this for and how do we do it anyway?” Conference: Discourse and Urban Change, Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, 2nd-3rd June 1997.
• Chik Collins, "The Dialogics of ‘Community’: Struggle and identity in a Scottish working class housing scheme." Conference: Ideas of Community, University of the West of England, September 1995.
• Chik Collins, "Contesting Alternative Futures: Leadership and language in the UCS ‘work-in’, 1971-72". Conference: Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 1995 (bound in Volume II of conference papers: ISBN: 1 899927 00 X).
• Darryl Gunson, Chik Collins and Frederick Morrison, "Piaget, Vygotsky and Wittgenstein." 14th Advanced Course of the Jean Piaget Archives, University of Geneva, September 1994.

Invited Presentations, Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, Training Events, etc.
• Chik Collins, “Health and Health Inequalities in Scotland: Explaining Glasgow’s ‘excess mortality’”, Invited presentation to staff and students of Global Health at York University, Toronto, 28th February, 2019.
• Chik Collins and Ian Levitt, “The politics of health policy in Scotland (1987-1992): ‘Personal responsibility’ and the ‘false dawn’ of ‘social determination’”, Strategic Hub for Society, Policy, Governance and Justice, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland, Afternoon Discussion Series, 30th Jan 2019.
• Chik Collins, The social and political determination of health in contemporary Glasgow: Findings from the Scottish Office archives, Invited presentation to staff and honours level students of nursing at Glasgow University, 29th October, 2018.
• Chik Collins, “The University of West of Scotland-Oxfam Partnership: Reflections on some experience of collaborative research and advocacy”, Funded by the Scottish Government, the 4th 'Let's collaborate' free event, Researching Together, was organised by the Third Sector Research Forum and took place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at Edinburgh University.
• Chik Collins, “Decent work for Scotland’s low paid workers: a job to be done”, University of the West of Scotland/Napier University/Skills Development Scotland Career Guidance Research Symposium: ‘Supporting Inclusive Professional Practice Through Research’, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, 15th March 2017.
• Chik Collins, “History, Politics and Vulnerability: Explaining ‘excess’ mortality in Glasgow and Scotland”, Presentation to staff and students of Global Health, York University, Toronto, February, 2017
• Chik Collins, “From ‘Shock Treatment’ to ‘Austerity’: The Experience of neoliberalism in two working class communities in Ayrshire, and its impacts on health”, Scottish Oral History Centre, Seminar Series, Seminar in partnership with The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 6th Feb 2017.
• Chik Collins, “The Political Economy of ‘Excess Mortality’ in Contemporary Glasgow and Scotland”, Invited paper at Oxford Brookes University, Department of Social Sciences, Global Politics, Economy and Society Seminar Series, 7th November 2016.
• Chik Collins and Francis Stuart, “Communication: Representation and Dissemination - Case Study Presentation: The UWS-Oxfam Partnership”, ESRC Rethinking Research Partnerships Seminar Series, Seminar 5, London, June 2016.
• Chik Collins, “Health and Health Inequalities in Scotland: Explaining Glasgow’s ‘excess mortality’”, Presentation to staff and students of Global Health, York University, Toronto, March, 2016.
• Chik Collins, “Glasgow’s ‘Excess Mortality’ in a Social Harm Perspective: regional policy, vulnerability and ‘political attack’”, Invited presentation to health professionals undertaking Masters in Primary Care at the University of Glasgow, February 2016.
• Chik Collins, “Organising at Singer’s: The Strike of 1911 and its Legacy”, Clydebank and District Trades Council, Clydebank Town Hall, 14th February, 2013.
• Chik Collins, “Films of the UCS Work-In”, Introduction for and discussion following screening of UCS 1 and UCS: 40th Anniversary, Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, 21st March 2012 (Sponsored by Unite trade union and organised by FairPley Associates).
• Chik Collins, “’Grasping’ Health in Scotland: The Role of Politics and Policy in Creating the ‘Scottish Effect’?”, Invited contribution to “Self-Directed Support in North Lanarkshire: The Bigger Picture”, Conference organised by North Lanarkshire Council, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, Motherwell, 8th November 2011.
• Chik Collins, “How we came to be where we are today with ‘regeneration’: People and Place, URCs and the Royal Bank of Scotland”, North Ayrshire Community Conference, “Building a Better Future in North Ayrshire”, Annick Community Centre, Irvine, 29th October 2011.
• Chik Collins, “The Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In, 1971-72”, Presentation to UNITE Scottish Regional Committee and Officials, John Smith House, Glasgow, 4th August 2011
• Chik Collins, “The Secret War against Community Organisation”, Govan Community Conference, Pearce Institute, Govan, 21st May 2011.
• Chik Collins, “Language and the Grasping of Policy Agendas: The curious re-legitimation of political voice in the neo-liberal policy agenda for urban Scotland in 2006”, Invited Seminar for the School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee, 31st March 2011.
• Gerry McCartney and Chik Collins, “Health Inequalities in Scotland: Looking Beyond the Blame Game”, Oxfam Scotland Whose Economy? Seminar Series, Stirling, 10th March 2011. (Published as A Whose Economy? Seminar Paper, Oxfam, 2011)
• Chik Collins and Gerry McCartney, “The Scottish Effect in Health: A Political Attack Perspective”, Greater Glasgow Politics Seminar Series, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2nd March, 2011.
• Chik Collins, “Kilmarnock’s Mixed Communities: How they were destroyed and how they might be recreated”, Linking Communities Conference: Protecting Employment, Local Democracy and Communities. Kilmarnock, 13th February, 2010.
• Chik Collins, “Grassroots Opportunities: The Experience of the Clydebank Independent Resource Centre and its Relevance in Reshaping Welfare Reform”, Seminar of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform: Moving Forward, Glasgow, October 2009.
• Chik Collins, “A humane welfare state? The Bankies, Incapacity Benefit and the DWP”, Clydebank and District Trades Council, Clydebank Town Hall, 28th May, 2009
• Chik Collins, “A perspective on welfare reform from the Clydebank Independent Resource Centre”, Linking Communities Conference: Defending Schools, Housing and Social Justice – Opposing Discrimination and Cuts. Govanhill, Glasgow, 18th April 2009.
• Chik Collins, “To Banker from Bankies. Incapacity Benefit: Myth and Reality”, Oxfam-organised seminar to launch To Banker from Bankies, Scotttish Trades Union Congress, Glasgow, 16th April 2009.
• Chik Collins, “The Politics of Community 40 Years On: A critical view from the West of Scotland”, Invited paper at seminar to launch the Community Development Journal Reader, Community Development in Theory and in Practice (Spokesman Press, 2008) at Word Power/Edinburgh Radical Book Fair, Edinburgh, October 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Democracy and Community Control”, Conference on “Communities, Regeneration and Democracy”, Scottish Trades Union Congress, Glasgow, September 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Regeneration: What does it mean for working people? A trade union view”, Clydebank and District Trades Council, Clydebank Town Hall, 25th June 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Why local communities and trades councils need to work together on the regeneration issue”, Linking Communities Conference: Renton and the Vale of Leven. The Carman Centre, Renton, 25th November 2007.
• Chik Collins, “Communities and ‘Regeneration’ in Urban Scotland: Perspective on and Possibilities for the Clydeside Regeneration/Oxfam UK Poverty Programme”, Workshop on the Clyde Waterfront, Oxfam Scotland (UK Poverty Programme), Glasgow, August 2007.
• Chik Collins, “Community Regeneration: What lies behind the cloak?”, Linking Communities Conference: For a People’s Clydebank, or ‘Sold Doon the Watter’? Clydebank, 3rd November 2006 (Participation in this event was featured on STV News, BBC Radio news programmes, and in a wide range of other commercial radio and printed media – including The Herald and The Evening Times).
• Chik Collins, “Regeneration and Enterprise in Scotland”, Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum, Open Forum: Being Enterprising Around Regeneration, James Watt College, Kilwinning, 29th June 2006.
• Chik Collins, ‘“The Scottish Executive is open for business”: The New Regeneration Statement, The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Community Voices Network’, Invited presentation at ‘“If you see Sid, tell him …”: The Commodification and Privatisation of Everyday Life’, Joint Seminar Sponsored by Arts Council, England and Variant Magazine, Manchester, 24th June 2006.
• Chik Collins, “The Scottish Executive is Open for Business”: The new regeneration statement, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Community Voices Network”, presentation to Paisley Trades Council, 12th June 2006.
• Chik Collins, “‘The Word is the Most Sensitive Index of Social Changes’: Poverty, Partnership and Political Voice in Urban Scotland, 1987-2006”, Invited Seminar of The Bakhtin Centre, University of Sheffield, May 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Will being ‘open for business’ really make things better for Scotland’s poorest communities?”, Community Regeneration Seminar, Craigmillar Community Council, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, 24th May 2006
• Chik Collins, “The Regeneration Debate”, Invited Debate with Alasdair McKinlay, Regeneration Manager, Communities Scotland, hosted by Edinburgh Community Representatives Network, Edinburgh, February 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Degeneration and Community Planning: Understanding Partnerships for Community Organisations”, Linking Communities Conference: Inverclyde’s Regeneration? Port Glasgow, February 2006
• Chik Collins, “Community Development in the Partnership Frame”, Invited Lecture for Linked Work and Training Trust Central, Community Development Group, University of Glasgow, August 2005
• Chik Collins, “Forbidden Learning: Community participation/engagement in Scotland’s ‘urban regeneration’ projects, 1988-2004; Invited Lecture for Linked Work and Training Trust Central, Black and Minority Ethnic Community Development Group, University of Glasgow, January 2005.
• Chik Collins, “From New Life to New Labour: What needs to change in community regeneration policy?” Linking Communities Conference: Poverty, Deprivation and Development in Working Class Communities. Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, 22 November 2004.
• Chik Collins, ‘Community Regeneration Policy in Scotland 1988-2004: Stages in an “ideational life cycle”’, Seminar of School of Social Sciences, University of Paisley, November, 2004.
• Chik Collins, “Partnership and Leadership: Tensions in the current model”, Seminar of the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum, Leading Questions: Leadership in Regeneration, Edinburgh, February, 2004.
• Chik Collins, “From New Life Partnerships to Social Inclusion Partnerships: The roots of the current agenda and a cautionary tale”, Conference: Social Inclusion Partnerships: How Should Local Communities Respond?” The Big Issue Foundation Scotland, Glasgow, 31st May 2000.
• Chik Collins and Jim Lister, “From Social Strategy to ‘Partnership’: Ferguslie Park and its significance for community work practice”, Invited Seminar of The Poverty Alliance, Glasgow, August 1997.
• Chik Collins, "Partnership and Temazepam: When urban policy implodes". Guest seminars in the Department of Education, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, April 1996, and in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, February 1996.
• Chik Collins and Jim Lister, "Poverty, Democracy and Community: Scenarios for local government re-organization". Seminar of The Local Government Centre, University of Paisley, September 1995.
• Chik Collins, “Voice, Power and Development: What makes for positive change”, Invited Lecture to NCH/Action for Children Intensive Probation Unit, Greenock, March 1995.
• Chik Collins, “Partnership, Community Development and Language: A case study of Ferguslie Park”, Departmental Seminar, Applied Social Studies, University of Paisley, February 1995.
• Chik Collins, “Campaigns and the Community Worker: Language, learning and development”, Training Day for Strathclyde Regional Council, North West District, Community Development Team, October 1994.
• Chik Collins, "Urban Partnerships in Scotland”, Conference of the Community Information Network, Easterhouse, Glasgow, March 1992.
• Chik Collins, “Property, Planning and Partnership: New challenges for community development”, Training Session for Easterhouse Social Work Community Development Team, Local Government Centre, University of Paisley, September 1991.
• Chik Collins, "Tenant Participation: Recent experience from Ferguslie Park and Dunterlie". Annual Conference of the Tenants' Information Service, Stirling, September 1991.
• Chik Collins, “District Council Tenants and Tenure Change: Making sense of it all”. Seminar of the Local Government Centre, University of Paisley, December 1990.

Language Games: A regular column in Scotregen (The journal of Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum, 2005-2011)
• Chik Collins, “The Terms of Civil Discourse”, Scotregen, 52, p.18, 2010/11.
• Chik Collins, “The Speech of Jimmy Reid’s Life”, Scotregen, 51, p.18, 2010.
• Chik Collins, “The Scheme: ‘Contains very strong language’” Scotregen, 50, p.19, 2010.
• Chik Collins, “Whose word counts? The DWP’s Challenge to the Medical Profession”, Scotregen, 49, p.19, 2010.
• Chik Collins, “PR Meets Inconvenient Truth”, Scotregen, 48, p.19, 2009/10.
• Chik Collins, “Metaphors We Live By: ‘Angels’ and ‘Devils’”, Scotregen, 47, p.23, 2009.
• Chik Collins, “Evidence-Based Policy”, Scotregen, 46, p.23, 2009.
• Chik Collins, “Reality and Fiction”, Scotregen, 45, p.23, 2009.
• Chik Collins, “(This is not) A Rant”, Scotregen, 44, p.19, 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Epidemiology”, Scotregen, 43, p.15, 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Learning in regeneration”, Scotregen, 42, p.15, 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Work/force makes you free”, Scotregen, 41, p.15, 2008.
• Chik Collins, “Not playing the (language) game: Clydebank Independent Resource Centre”, Scotregen, 40, p.15, 2007.
• Chik Collins, “The known and the unknown”, Scotregen, 39, p.15, 2007.
• Chik Collins, “What’s in a job title? The knowledge manager”, Scotregen, 38, p.15, 2007.
• Chik Collins, “The ‘speech genre’ of ‘partnership’ and the ‘poverty Industry’”, Scotregen, 37, p.15, 2007.
• Chik Collins, “The hidden transcript”, Scotregen, 36, p.15, 2007.
• Chik Collins, “Meaning and meaninglessness”, Scotregen, 35, p.15, 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Where does community engagement come from?” Scotregen, 34, p.15, 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Vibrant communities?” Scotregen, 33, p.15, 2006.
• Chik Collins, “Getting joined-up”, Scotregen, 32, p.15, 2005.
• Chik Collins, “Ventriloquation and voice”, Scotregen, 31, p.15, 2005.
• Chik Collins, “Words as windows”, Scotregen, 30, p.15, 2005.
• Chik Collins, “When language goes on holiday”, Scotregen, 29, p.15, 2005.

Persónsupplýsingar

Chik Collins has been the Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands since September 2019. Previously, he worked for 25 years at the University of the West of Scotland and its predecessor institution – the University of Paisley – in the field of social sciences.

In his final years at the University of the West of Scotland, Chik carried senior management responsibilities as Assistant Dean for Research and Enterprise in the very large School of Media, Culture and Society, and served as Interim Dean for several months in 2018.

He has researched and published extensively on language and social change, community development, urban regeneration, and over the past decade, on health and health inequalities – particularly, in collaboration with the NHS Health Scotland and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, the phenomenon of ‘excess mortality’ in Scotland and Glasgow.

At the University of the West of Scotland, he co-founded and co-led the UWS-Oxfam Partnership (“for a more equitable and sustainable Scotland”) from 2012-2019.

In his role of Rector at the University of the Faroe Islands, Chik has led on updating the University’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and is now leading the process of its implementation, reporting regularly to the University’s Board of Directors.

Chik Collins continues to research and publish in his spare time.

Útbúgving

Chik studied Social Sciences (1983-1987) at Paisley College of Technology, and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Administration from the University of Stirling (1991).

He was awarded his PhD by the University of Paisley in 1997, for a thesis which was later published in full as Language, Ideology and Social Consciousness: Developing a Sociohistorical Approach (Ashgate, 1999; re-issue by Palgrave in the Routledge Revivals series in 2019).

Størv

1994-2004 – Lecturer in Politics

2004-2012 – Senior Lecturer in Politics

2012-2015 – Reader in Applied Social Science

2015-2019 – Professor of Applied Social Science

2019 -          Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands