Associate Professor Philippa Collin is a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. She Co-Directs the WSU Young and Resilient Research Centre (opens in a new window) and the Intergener8 Living Lab (opens in a new window). She is a Stream Lead for the Wellbeing, Health and Youth NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (2017 - 2022). A social scientist, Philippa researches the role of the digital in the social, cultural and political lives of young people, with a focus on the implications for health and wellbeing. Her work is also concerned with new forms of political participation, identity and governance as they relate to the dynamics of elitism and exclusion.
Prior to joining Western, Philippa was the Managing Director of Research and Policy at Reachout.com (opens in a new window) having held various roles in programs, policy and research (2002-2010). From 2011 – 2016 Philippa was a Research Program Leader for the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre examining how new technologies can promote safe and supportive environments and promote the safety and wellbeing of young people aged 16 - 25. Philippa has led or been a key investigator on more than 30 funded projects with community, government and industry partners including the Multicultural Youth Action Network (NSW), Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Foundation for Young Australians, Google Australia/NZ, the Office for Youth, and a number of NSW and Federal Government Departments. In 2015 she was awarded the WSU Deputy Vice-Chancellors Award for Research Excellence through Partnership, recognition of her deep commitment to building effective collaborative relationships across sectors for engaged research that has impact.
Collin, P. Swist, T. Taddeo, C. & Spears, B., 2020, ‘Working with Complexity: Between Control and Care in Digital Research Ethics’ in P. Billet, M. Hart, D. Martin (eds) Complexities of Researching with Young People, Routledge.
Collin, P. McCormack, J., 2019, ‘Young People and Politics’ in N. Barry, J. Butcher, P. Chen, I. Cook, H. Manning, M. Taflaga Australia’s Politics and Public Policy, University of Sydney Press, Sydney.
Swist, T. & Collin, P., 2019, ‘Playing with zombie problems: gender-digital-play assemblage in online campaigns’, in D. Parry, C.W. Johnson & S Fullagar (eds), Digital dilemmas: transforming gender identities and power in everyday life (opens in a new window), Palgrave Macmillan.
Swist, T., Collin, P., Third, A., 2019, “Children in the data supply chain and the potential for cooperative research platforms” special issue ‘Controlling Children’s Data’, Media International Australia 170(1):68-77.
Third, A. Collin, P., Black, R. & Walsh, L., 2019, Young People in Digital Society: Control/Shift. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
Swist, T., Collin, P. & Third, A., 2019, Children's data journeys beyond the 'supply chain' : co-curating flows and frictions, Media International Australia, vol 170, no 1, pp 68-77.
Collin, P., Lala., G & Fieldgrass, L. 2018, ‘Participation, empowerment and democracy: engaging with young people’s views’ in P Alldred, F Cullen, K Edwards & D Fusco (eds), The SAGE handbook of youth work practice (opens in a new window), Sage, pp. 183-196.
Collin, P., Notley, T. & Third, A. 2018, 'Cultivating (digital) capacities: a role for social living labs?', in M Dezuani, M Foth, K Mallan & H Hughes (eds), Digital participation through social living labs (opens in a new window), Chandos Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 19-36.
Magee, L., Kearney, E., Bellerose, D., Collin, P., Crabtree, L., Humphry, J., James, P., Notley, T., Sharma, A., Third, A. & Yorke, S. 2018, 'Addressing a volatile subject: adaptive measurement of Australian digital capacities' (opens in a new window), Information, Communication & Society, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2018.1543441.
Swist T. & Collin, P. 2017, Introducing a ‘networked-capability approach’: the role of platforms, people and places for children’s rights in the digital age. New Media and Society 19(5): 671-685 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1461444816686319
Collin, P. & Swirst, T. 2016, From Products to Publics: Youth as co-designers in social marketing campaigns. Journal of Youth Studies 19(3): 305 – 318.
Third, A. & Collin, P. 2016, “Rethinking (Children’s and Young People’s) Citizenship through Dialogues on Digital Practice”, in Anthony McCosker, Sonja Vivienne and Amelia Johns, (eds) Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture, Rowman and Littlefield International, London.
Collin, P. Lala, G. Palombo, L, Marrades, R, Maci, G. & Vromen, A. 2016, Creating Benefit for All: Young People, Engagement and Public Policy. Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne. https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/1095083/creating_benefit_for_all_report.pdf
Collin, P. 2015, Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society: Addressing the Democratic Disconnect, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.