Dr Francesca Collins

Assistant Dean, Melbourne

Qualifications

PhD, Monash University
GradCertHigherEd, Monash University
GradCert Visual Art University of Melbourne
BSc(Hons) Monash University
BA Monash University

Overview

Francesca has over 20 years’ academic and management experience in the Australian, US and New Zealand higher education systems. She holds a PhD in Psychological Medicine, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, both from Monash University, and is committed to high-quality, sustainable, and equitable teaching and learning practices.

Research

Personality and individual differences
Dissociation, coping, and locus of control
Health Psychology
Higher Education

Publications

  • Collins, F. E. (2021). Measuring COVID-19-related fear and threat in Australian, Indian, and Nepali University Students. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110693
  • Bryant, E. & Collins, F. E. (2016). Personality and ‘eco-type’: Using the Big Five to predict combinations of eco-attitude and eco-behaviour. Proceedings of the 15th Australian Conference on Personality and individual Differences, (pp. 79-91). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4702291
  • Mirra, C. & Collins, F. E. (2016). Personality, fear of missing out on and Facebook use intensity. Proceedings of the 15th Australian Conference on Personality and individual Differences, (pp.163-171). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4702291
  • Collins, F. E. (2016). Submission to the JSCEM inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Parliament of Australia.
  • Collins, F. E. (2015). Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Parliament of Victoria.
  • Hutton, V. E., Misajon, R., & Collins, F. E. (2012). Subjective wellbeing and ‘felt’ stigma when living with HIV. Quality of Life Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-012-0125-7
  • Gregory, et al. (2011). How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds? Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/hobart11/downloads/ProceedingsV3.pdf
  • Collins, F. E., & McCormick, D. (2011). Digital Selves: Lessons from Second Life.  Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 3405-3411). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • Brown, D., Ubels, J., de Souza, N., Shields Dobson, A., & Collins, F. E. (2011). Kisses under the starlight: The performance of masculinities and emo on MySpace. Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research, 4. http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/reinventionjournal/issues/volume4issue2/brownubelsdsouzadobsoncollins
  • Lindsay, D; de Zwart, M., & Collins, F. E. (2009). ‘My self, my avatar, my rights: Rights of avatar identity and integrity in virtual worlds.’ In D. Riha (Ed.) Humanity in cybernetic environments (pp. 147-158), Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Collins, F. E. (2008). Digital selves: Preparing graduates for the virtual workplace. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 5853-5858). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
  • de Zwart, M, Collins, F. E., & Lindsay, D (2008). My self, my avatar, my rights? Rights of avatar identity and integrity in virtual worlds. Proceedings of the 3rd Global Conference on Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction, online, http://tinyurl.com/m7jjpv
  • Collins, F. E. (2007). Very superstitious: Dissociation, control and unusual beliefs. Proceedings of the 42nd APS Annual Conference (pp. 98-102). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Gately, J. R., Collins, F. E., & Allen, C. L. (2007). A dissociative pathway between companion animal bonding and enhanced human health. Proceedings of the 42nd APS Annual Conference (pp. 159-163). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Collins, F. E. (2006). ‘Dissociation in Australia.’ In G. F. Rhoades, Jr., & V. Sar (Eds.), Trauma and dissociation in a cross-cultural perspective (pp. 55-79), London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203051801
  • Collins, F. E. (2006). Dissociation in Australia. Journal of Trauma Practice, 4, 55-79. https://doi.org/10.1300/J189v04n01_05
  • Collins, F. E., Biondo, S., & Sinclair, R. (2005). Bad hair day: A guide to female hair loss. Melbourne: Lothian Books.
  • Collins, F. E. (2005). Dissociation Down Under: The status of dissociation and the dissociative disorders in Australia. Proceedings of the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 73-77). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • O’Farrell, B., & Collins, F. E. (2005). Measuring workplace bullying in Australia: Validation of the Negative Acts Questionnaire – Revised in an Australian academic population. Proceedings of the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 218-222) Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Collins, F. E., Biondo, S., Sinclair, R. (2005). Tendency to underestimate the severity of androgenetic alopecia: Reply from authors. British Journal of Dermatology, 152, 1363. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06596.x
  • Lynch, J., Sheard, J., Carbone, A., & Collins, F. E. (2005). Individual and organisational factors influencing academics’ decisions to pursue the scholarship of teaching: Introducing the Scholarship of Teaching Support Framework. Journal of Information Technology Education, 4, 219-236. http://jite.org/documents/Vol4/v4p219-236Lynch56.pdf
  • Collins, F. E., & Jones, K. V. (2004). Investigating dissociation online: Validation of a web-based version of the Dissociative Experiences Scale. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 5, 133-147. https://doi.org/10.1300/J229v05n01_08
  • Collins, F. E. (2004). ‘Peritraumatic’ dissociation during positive events: A response to hyperarousal and perceived lack of control. Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 52-56) Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Biondo, S., & Collins, F. E. (2003). Bad hair life 1: The psychological impact of hair loss in women. Proceedings of the 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 21-23). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Collins, F. E., & Jones, K. V. (2003). Dissociation in Australia and North America: An international investigation of dissociation in non-clinical adult populations. Proceedings of the 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 45-47). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Hurst, A. J., Lynch, J., Collins, F. E. (2002). Teaching ICT: The ICT-Ed Project. Report to the Australian Universities Teaching Committee, DETYA. Canberra: AusInfo.
  • Lynch, J., Sheard, J., Carbone, A., & Collins, F. E. (2002). The scholarship of teaching: Risky business in ICT education. Proceedings of the 2002 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia, http://www.aare.edu.au/02pap/lyn02030.htm
  • Collins, F. E., & Jones, K. V. (2002). Dissociation under highly arousing and uncontrollable conditions: Responses to riding a roller-coaster. Under the Southern Cross: Proceedings of the 23rd Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 9-13.
  • Collins, F. E., & Lynch, J. (2002). Academic demoralisation: The ongoing effects of organisational restructure in the Australian higher education sector. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Occupational Psychology Conference 2002, 296-302.
  • Lynch, J., & Collins, F. E. (2002). The school as ‘big old firm’: An approach to combating resistance to organisational change in schools. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Occupational Psychology Conference 2002, 303-309.
  • Lynch, J., & Collins, F. E. (2001). Factors inhibiting and driving innovation in ICT education. Melbourne Studies in Education, 42, 105-129. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508480109556387
  • Collins, F. E., Lynch, J., & Markham, S. (2001). The mini-conference as a research tool: Encouraging collegiality among ICT educators. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 133-139.
  • Lynch, J., & Collins, F. E. (2001). Academics’ concerns about “the push for flexible delivery”. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 377-386.
  • Collins, F. E., & Lynch, J. (2001). ICT education and the dissemination of new ideas: Channels, resources and risks. Proceedings of the 2001 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Fremantle, Australia, http://www.aare.edu.au/01pap/col01092.htm
  • Lynch, J. & Collins, F. E. (2001). From the horse’s mouth: Factors inhibiting and driving innovation in ICT education. Proceedings of the 2001 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Fremantle, Australia, http://www.aare.edu.au/01pap/lyn01093.htm
  • Collins, F. E., & Ffrench, C. H. (1998). Dissociation, coping strategies and locus of control in a non-clinical population: Clinical implications. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 26, 113-126.

ORCID ID

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8219-6673

HDR Research Supervision

Completed
30+ Honours projects
2 PhD projects

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Member, Australian Psychological Society
Professional Member, Career Education Association of Victoria
Professional Member, International Education Association of Australia
Member, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences

Profile Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/francescacollins/

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