Portrait of Prof Richard Collins Prof Richard Collins

R.E.Collins@hud.ac.uk | 01484 47 NA



Biography

Professor Richard Collins joined the university on a part time (fractional) appointment in early 2013. Most of his career has been spent in UK universities, ranging from post 1992 institutions to the Russell Group. He was also head of education and deputy director at the British Film Institute and has taught and held a variety of fellowships and awards in universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Africa and the USA. He has published several books and more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters. including:

Culture Communication and National Identity. The Case of Canadian Television. (1990) University of Toronto Press. Toronto.

Broadcasting and Audio-Visual Policy in the European Single Market. (1994) John Libbey. London.

New Media, New Policies. [With Cristina Murroni]. (1996) Polity Press. Cambridge.

From Satellite to Single Market. New Communication Technology and European  Public Service  Television 1982-1992. (1998) LSE Books/Routledge. London.

Media and Identity in Contemporary Europe. Consequences of  Global Convergence. (2002)  Intellect. Bristol.

Three Myths of Internet Governance (2009) Bristol. Intellect.

Research and Scholarship

Research interests.

  • Media and collective identity – particularly nationalism.
  • Media in multi-national states (particularly Canada, the EU and South Africa).
  • Media and technological change.
  • Broadcasting and telecommunication policy.
  • “Legacy” media and the internet.
  • Public service broadcasting.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2013

Collins, R. and Cave, M. (2013) ‘Media pluralism and the overlapping instruments needed to achieve itTelecommunications Policy , 37 (4-5), pp. 311-320. ISSN 0308-5961

2012

Collins, R (2012) ‘Accountability, Citizenship and Public Media’. In: Routledge Handbook of Media Law. : Routledge. pp. 219-233. ISBN 978-0-415-68316-6

Collins, R (2012) ‘The Reith Mission: Global Telecommunications and The Decline of The British EmpireHistorical Journal of Film, Radio and Television , 32 (2), pp. 167-185. ISSN 0143-9685

Collins, R (2012) ‘The Bermuda agreement on telecommunications 1945Media History , 18 (2), pp. 191-205. ISSN 1368-8804

2011

Collins, R (2011) ‘Content online and the end of public media? The UK, a canary in the coal mine?Media, Culture & Society , 33 (8), pp. 1202-1219. ISSN 0163-4437

Collins, R (2011) ‘Public Value, the BBC and Humpty Dumpty Words – does Public Value Management Mean What it Says?’. In: Exporting the Public Value Test. The Regulation of Public Broadcasters’ New Media Services Across Europe. : Nordicom. pp. 49-57. ISBN 9789186523268

Collins, R. and Armstrong, C. (2011) ‘Digital turmoil for South African TVInternational Journal of Digital Television , 2 (1), pp. 7-29. ISSN 2040-4182

2010

Collins, R (2010) ‘From Public Service Broadcasting to Public Service Communication’. In: The Public in Public Service Media. : Nordicom. pp. 53-69. ISBN 9789189471948

2009

Collins, R (2009) Three Myths of Internet Governance: Making Sense of Networks, Governance and Regulation . : Intellect. ISBN 9781841502335

Collins, R (2009) ‘Paradigm Found: The Peacock Report and the Genesis of a New Model UK Broadcasting Policy’. In: The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy. : Palgrave. pp. 146-164. ISBN 9780230524743

Collins, R (2009) ‘Media in Transition: Social changes, economic upheavals, content developments’. In: Lost in Transition: Überlebenstrategien für das private Fernsehen. : Vistas. pp. 27-48. ISBN 9783891585047

Collins, R (2009) ‘Online and legacy media in the UK. Part Two. A half full or half empty glass?Economia della Cultura (1), pp. 53-68. ISSN 1122-7885

Collins, R (2009) ‘Misrecognitions: Associative and Communalist Visions in EU Media Policy and Regulation’. In: Media, Democracy and European Culture. : Intellect. pp. 334-361. ISBN 9781841502472

Collins, R (2009) ‘Die BBC, das Internet und “Public Value”Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (9-10), pp. 32-38.

Cave, M., van Eijk, N., Prosperetti, L., Collins, R., de Streel, A., Larouche, P. and Valletti, T. (2009) ‘Statement by European Academics on the Inappropriateness of Imposing Increased Internet Regulation in the EUSSRN Electronic Journal . ISSN 1556-5068

Collins, R (2009) ‘Trust and Trustworthiness in the Fourth and Fifth EstatesInternational Journal of Communication , 3, pp. 61-86. ISSN 1932-8036

2008

Collins, R (2008) ‘Online and legacy media in the UK, Part One: The changing: data and doubtsEconomia della Cultura (4), pp. 523-535. ISSN 1122-7885

Collins, R (2008) ‘e-Governance and the Governance of the Internet’. In: e-Governance: Managing or Governing?. : Routledge. pp. 53-70. ISBN 9780415965187

Collins, R (2008) ‘Trust in the Digital World: The Return of the Kings of OldCommunications & Strategies (71), pp. 57-78. ISSN 1157-8637

Collins, R. and Schulz, W. (2008) ‘Schlussfolgerungen’. In: Mehr Vertrauen in Inhalte: Das Potenzial von Ko- und Selbstregulierung in den digitalen Medien. : Vistas. pp. 91-92. ISBN 9783891584798

Collins, R (2008) ‘Hierarchy to homeostasis? Hierarchy, markets and networks in UK media and communications governanceMedia, Culture & Society , 30 (3), pp. 295-317. ISSN 0163-4437

Collins, R (2008) ‘Vertrauenswürdige Anbieter: Wer bietet verlässliche und vielfältige Informationen in der digitalen Welt, und wie finden Nutzer den Zugang zu diesen Informationen? Unterschiedliche Arten von Anbietern und ihre Funktion für die öffentliche Kommunikation’. In: Mehr Vertrauen in Inhalte: Das Potenzial von Ko- und Selbstregulierung in den digitalen Medien. : Vistas. pp. 59-90. ISBN 9783891584798

2007

Collins, R (2007) ‘Compulsory loyalty? Accountability, citizenship and the BBCCivitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais , 7 (2), pp. 81-107. ISSN 1519-6089

Esteem

2013-date Member, Audit and Risk Management Committee Academy of Social Sciences.

2012 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, University of Antwerp.

2010-2011 Visiting Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

2010 Specialist Advisor to the enquiry “Digital Switchover”. House of Lords Select Committee on Communications.

2008-9 Specialist Advisor to the enquiry “Public Service Broadcasting: short-term crisis, long-term future?”. House of Lords Select Committee on Communications.

2006-7 Consultant with special responsibility for the broadcasting sector on the Public Value Programme of the Work Foundation (a leading UK “think tank”).

2006-7 Senior Research Fellow Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

2005-6 Specialist Advisor. House of Lords Select Committee on BBC Charter Review.

2004-date Vodacom Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Development and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

2000-2002 Advisor on Broadcasting and Convergence issues to Alan Bell, Director of Strategy, Oftel.

1996-1998 Advisor on Broadcasting and Convergence issues to Don Cruickshank, Director General of Telecommunications (DG Oftel).

1996 Canadian Commonwealth Fellow. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

1993-1997 Research Director of the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) Media and Communication research programme.

1991 Student Visiting Lecturer Trust Fund Fellow. University of Natal, Durban.

1990 Senior Research Fellow, CIRCIT, Melbourne.

1984-85 Centenary Visiting Scholar. Temple University, Philadelphia.

Research Degree Supervision

  • Media and collective identity – particularly nationalism.
  • Media in multi-national states (particularly Canada, the EU and South Africa).
  • Media and technological change.
  • Broadcasting and telecommunication policy.
  • “Legacy” media and the internet.
  • Public service broadcasting.

Please note, that Richard Collins’ appointment at the university is for a limited term which is not sufficient to supervise research degree candidates to completion.