Associate Professor Philippa Collin

Associate Professor Philippa Collin

Associate Professor,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Dr Philippa Collin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. A social scientist, Philippa has worked for 15 years on the socio-political dimensions of children and young people’s digital media practices, participation and citizenship and eMental Health Promotion with a key focus on inter-disciplinary, intergenerational and participatory research and design. Since 2006 she has led or been a key researcher on 25 major research projects examining youth digital media practices, participation, mental health and wellbeing. This encompasses research on online participation, political identity and citizenship, safety and risk, intergenerational and gender perspectives, online campaigns and program evaluations.

Prior to joining WSU, Philippa worked with leading online youth mental health service, www.Reachout.com (2001-2010) where she was Director of Programs, Research and Policy. From 2011 – 2016 she was also a research program leader for the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, examining how new technologies can promote safe and supportive environments and the wellbeing of young people.

From 2017 Philippa will co-direct with A/P Amanda Third, the Young and Resilient Living Lab in Western Sydney which explores the role of digital technologies, cross-sector and intergenerational collaboration for promoting the resilience of young people and their communities. She will also co-direct with Professor Angus Dawson (Sydney University) a stream of research in a newly established Centre for Research Excellence in Adolescent Health: Making health services work for adolescents in a digital age.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Collin.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • BACS University of Technology, Sydney
  • BAIS University of Technology, Sydney

Awards

  • RESEARCH EXCELLENCE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP 2015, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) Research Award, Western Sydney University 2015-12-18
  • BEST PHD DISSERTATION PRIZE 2009, Australian Political Studies Association 2009-09-24
  • BEST PHD THESIS 2009, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Sydney 2009-10-28
  • Winner, RESEARCH IMPACT COMPETITION, Western Sydney University 2017-10-24

Interests

  • Child and Youth Studies
  • Digital Media Practices
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Network Governance and Democracy
  • Participatory Research and Design
  • Political Participation and Citizenship
  • Chilean Migration and Transnationalism
  • Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society

Contact

Email: P.Collin@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9535
Mobile: 0403052911
Location: EQ.1.05
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Collin, P. (2015), 'Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society: Addressing the Democratic Disconnect', : Palgrave Macmillan 9781137348821.

Chapters in Books

  • Swist, T. and Collin, P. (2019), 'Playing with zombie problems : exploring the gender-digital-play assemblage in online mental health campaigns', Digital Dilemmas: Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319952994.
  • Collin, P., Notley, T. and Third, A. (2018), 'Cultivating (digital) capacities : a role for social living labs?', Digital Participation Through Social Living Labs: Valuing Local Knowledge, Enhancing Engagement, Chandos 9780081020593.
  • Collin, P., Lala, G. and Fieldgrass, L. (2018), 'Participation, empowerment and democracy : engaging with young people's views', The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice, SAGE 9781473939523.
  • Collin, P. (2016), 'Digital media', Identity and Belonging, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137334923.
  • Third, A. and Collin, P. (2016), 'Rethinking (children's and young people's) citizenship through dialogues on digital practice', Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture, Rowman & Littlefield 9781783488889.
  • Boeck, T. and Collin, P. (2012), 'Youth and adult researcher reflections on participatory research in Australia and the United Kingdom', Involving Children and Young People in Health and Social Care Research, Routledge 9780415663496.
  • Collin, P. (2009), 'The experience of youth in the digital age', Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas, Routledge 9780415445405.
  • Collin, P. (2005), 'Transnational Trajectories - Regional Integration and Cultural Identity: Lessons from the Australian Experience.', Globalization, Regionalization and Social Change in the Pacific Rim, University of Technology; Universidad de Guadalajara, 9702707277.

Journal Articles

  • Swist, T., Collin, P. and 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., Fullagar, S., Healy, S., Crabtree, L. and James, P. (2018), 'Resilience', The Occasional Papers, Institute for Culture and Society (tOPICS), vol 9, no 1 .
  • Magee, L., Kearney, E., Bellerose, D., Collin, P., Crabtree, L., Humphry, J., James, P., Notley, T., Sharma, A., Third, A. and Yorke, S. (2018), '[In Press] Addressing a volatile subject : adaptive measurement of Australian digital capacities', Information, Communication and Society, .
  • Swist, T. and Collin, P. (2017), 'Platforms, data and children's rights : introducing a 'networked capability approach'', New Media and Society, vol 19, no 5 , pp 671 - 685.
  • Orlowski, S., Matthews, B., Bidargaddi, N., Jones, G., Lawn, S., Venning, A. and Collin, P. (2016), 'Mental health technologies : designing with consumers', JMIR Human Factors, vol 3, no 1 .
  • Collin, P. and Swist, T. (2016), 'From products to publics? : the potential of participatory design for research on youth, safety and well-being', Journal of Youth Studies, vol 19, no 3 , pp 305 - 318.
  • Swist, T., Hodge, B. and Collin, P. (2016), ''Cultural making' : how complexity and power relations are modulated in transdisciplinary research', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol 30, no 4 , pp 489 - 501.
  • Orlowski, S., Lawn, S., Venning, A., Winsall, M., Jones, G., Wyld, K., Damarell, R., Antezana, G., Schrader, G., Smith, D., Collin, P. and Bidargaddi, N. (2015), 'Participatory research as one piece of the puzzle : a systematic review of consumer involvement in design of technology-based youth mental health and well-being interventions', JMIR Human Factors, vol 2, no 2 .
  • Collin, P. (2015), 'Learning from the political theories of the young', International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, vol 6, no 4.1 , pp 771 - 777.
  • Collin, P. (2015), 'The civic web : young people, the internet and civic participation', Information, Communication and Society, vol 18, no 12 , pp 1464 - 1466.
  • Collin, P. (2014), 'Digitally enhanced? : mediated migration and "fourth wave" Chileans in Australia', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 35, no 5 , pp 532 - 548.
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Hurley, P., Davenport, T., Burns, J. and Hickie, I. (2013), 'Young men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology : implications for the development of online mental health services', BMC Psychiatry, vol 13 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Collin, P., Rahilly, K., Stephens-Reicher, J., Blanchard, M., Herrman, H. and Burns, J. (2012), 'Complex connections : meaningful youth participation for mental health promotion', Youth Studies Australia, vol 31, no 1 , pp 36 - 47.
  • Ellis, L., Collin, P., Davenport, T., Hurley, P., Burns, J. and Hickie, I. (2012), 'Young men, mental health, and technology : implications for service design and delivery in the digital age', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol 14, no 6 .
  • Collin, P., Metcalf, A., Stephens-Reicher, J., Blanchard, M., Herrman, H., Rahilly, K. and Burns, J. (2011), 'ReachOut.com : the role of an online service for promoting help-seeking in young people', Advances in Mental Health, vol 10, no 1 , pp 36 - 48.
  • Collin, P. (2010), 'Building and Connecting to Online Communities for Action: young people, ICT and everyday politics', International Journal of E-Politics, vol 1, no 3 , pp 1 - 18.
  • Vromen, A. and Collin, P. (2010), 'Everyday youth participation? : contrasting views from Australian policymakers and young people', Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, vol 18, no 1 , pp 97 - 112.
  • Collin, P. (2008), 'The Internet, Youth Participation Policies and the Development of Young People's Political Identities in Australia', Journal of Youth Studies, vol 11, no 5 , pp 527 - 542.
  • Collin, P. (2008), 'Promoting participation of young people from new and emerging communities', Migration Action, vol 3 , pp 17 - 20.
  • Burns, J., Collin, P., Blanchard, M., De-Freitas, N. and Lloyd, S. (2008), 'Preventing Youth Disengagement and Promoting Engagement', Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Newsletter, .
  • Webb, M., Burns, J. and Collin, P. (2008), 'Providing online support for young people with mental health difficulties: challenges and opportunities explored', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol 2, no 2 , pp 108 - 113.
  • Collin, P. (2007), 'Policies for Youth Participation and the Development of New Political Identities', Youth Studies Australia, , pp 11 - 18.
  • Swanton, R., Collin, P., Sorensen, I. and Burns, J. (2007), 'Engaging, Understanding and Including Young People in the Provision of Mental Health Services', International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, vol 19, no 3 , pp 325 - 332.
  • Oliver, K., Collin, P., Burns, J. and Nicholas, J. (2006), 'Building resilience in young people through meaningful participation', Advances in Mental Health, vol 5, no 1 .
  • Collin, P. (2006), 'Australian-Chilean / Chilean-Australian... Where to Host the Hyphen? A Post-National Reading of Identity for the Travelling Subject', Graduate Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, .
  • Collin, P. (2004), 'From the Andes to the Outback: Transnational Trajectories and Cultural Identity', Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, vol 1, no 2 , pp 1 - 26.

Conference Papers

  • Collin, P. (2007), 'Policies for youth participation and the development of new political identities', Are We There Yet? Past learnings, current realities, future directions for youth affairs in Australia. National Youth Affairs Conference, .

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Connect. Challenge. Do.: Design and Evaluation of Goalzie: A Goal-setting Campaign to Promote Help-seeking for Wellbeing', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Something Haunting You?: Reframing and Promoting Help-Seeking for Young Men: The Co-Creation and Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Safe and Well Online: Learnings From Four Social Marketing Campaigns For Youth Wellbeing', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Goalzie', Recorded Work
  • 2016, 'Creating Benefit for All: Young People, Engagement and Public Policy', Research Report
  • 2015, 'eSmart Schools Evaluation Report 2015', Research Report
  • 2015, 'Social Media and the Wellbeing of Children and Young People: A Literature Review', Research Report
  • 2015, '"Appreciate a Mate": Helping Others to Feel Good about Themselves: Safe and Well Online: A Report on the Development and Evaluation of a Positive Messaging Social Marketing Campaign for Young People', Research Report
  • 2015, 'Keep It Tame: Promoting Respect Online: Safe and Well Online Pilot Study: Evaluating the Design, Engagement and Impact of a Social Marketing Approach Aimed at 12 to 18 Year Olds', Research Report
  • 2015, 'Something Haunting You?', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'Research on Youth Exposure to, and Management of, Cyberbullying Incidents in Australia. Part C: An Evidence-base Assessment of Deterrents to Youth Cyberbullying. Appendix C: Findings of Research with Youth', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Research on Youth Exposure to, and Management of, Cyberbullying Incidents in Australia. Part C: An Evidence-Based Assessment of Deterrents to Youth Cyberbullying', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Research on Youth Exposure to, and Management of, Cyberbullying Incidents in Australia. Part C: An Evidence-based Assessment of Deterrents to Youth Cyberbullying. Appendix D: Supplementary Data and Analysis', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Research on Youth Exposure to, and Management of, Cyberbullying Incidents in Australia. Part C: An Evidence-based Assessment of Deterrents to Youth Cyberbullying. Appendix A: Literature Review - International Responses to Youth Cyberbullying and Current Australian Legal Context', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Research on Youth Exposure to, and Management of, Cyberbullying Incidents in Australia. Part C: An Evidence-based Assessment of Deterrents to Youth Cyberbullying. Appendix B: Findings of Research with Adult Stakeholders', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Appreciate-A-Mate', Recorded Work
  • 2012, 'Participatory Design of Evidence-based Online Youth Mental Health Promotion, Intervention and Treatment', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Keep it Tame', Recorded Work
  • 2011, 'NSW Healthy Children Initiative: Social Marketing to Young People: Deliverable: Recommendations Report for Phase 2 and Phase 3', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Meaningful Participation for Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young Australians', Research Report
  • 2011, 'The Role of Technology in Engaging Disengaged Youth: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Intergenerational Attitudes Towards Social Networking and Cybersafety: A Living Lab', Research Report
  • 2011, 'The Benefits of Social Networking Service: Literature Review', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Young People Imagining a New Democracy: Literature Review', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Rewriting the Rules for Youth Participation: Inclusion and Diversity in Government and Community Decision Making', Research Report

Current Projects

Title: Smart, Skilled, Hired and Diverse: Co-Designing Youth Unemployment Programs to work for CALD Young People
Funder:
  • Navitas English Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin, Michelle Catanzaro and Teresa Swist
Years: 2017-10-27 - 2020-02-26
ID: P00024602
Title: A Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health: Making health services work for adolescents in a digital age [via USYD]
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin and Amanda Third
Years: 2017-11-01 - 2022-10-31
ID: P00023794
Title: A demographic, thematic and discourse analysis of young people's perspectives on What Matters?
Funder:
  • Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2020-02-29
ID: P00026014

Previous Projects

Title: Research on Youth Exposure to, and Management of, Cyber-Bullying Incidents in Australia [via UNSW]
Funder:
  • Department of Communications
Western Researchers: Teresa Swist and Philippa Collin
Years: 2014-02-12 - 2014-06-01
ID: P00021990
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Safe and Well Online: Researching social communications in the promotion of young people's safety and wellbeing (Online Social Marketing for Safety and Wellbeing Phase 2) [via Zuni]
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin
Years: 2012-07-01 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00021267
Title: Marina de Valencia Living Lab - An Activation Project
Funder:
  • Marina de Valencia
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin, Amanda Third and Michelle Catanzaro
Years: 2018-01-15 - 2018-12-14
ID: P00024743
Title: Digital Capacity Index: Measuring the Digital Capacity of Australian Families
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Paul James, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley and Louise Crabtree
Years: 2015-10-15 - 2016-10-14
ID: P00022941
Title: Young and Resilient Living Lab Foundation Project
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley, Louise Crabtree, Katrina Sandbach, Michelle Catanzaro, Peter Bansel, Nida Denson and Milissa Deitz
Years: 2016-12-05 - 2018-06-30
ID: P00023561
Title: Literature Review for Young People and Social Media
Funder:
  • WA Commission for Children and Young People
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin
Years: 2015-03-16 - 2015-06-15
ID: P00024223
Title: Research and Co-design of a Peer Mentoring Scheme for Refugee Youth-MYAN
Funder:
  • Multicultural Youth Affairs Network NSW (MYAN)
Western Researchers: Teresa Swist and Philippa Collin
Years: 2017-03-16 - 2019-03-01
ID: P00024272
Title: Code for Online Decisions and Ethics
Funder:
  • Behavioural Insights (Australia)
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin, Amanda Third and Teresa Swist
Years: 2017-07-31 - 2017-11-30
ID: P00024174
Title: Future-proofing Western Sydney
Funder:
  • Youth Action and Policy Assn (NSW) Inc.
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin and James Arvanitakis
Years: 2017-06-06 - 2017-06-08
ID: P00024416
Title: Raising Children Network_media content strategic review
Funder:
  • Parenting Research Centre Inc
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin
Years: 2015-10-13 - 2016-02-19
ID: P00024307
Title: Raising Children Network website
Funder:
  • Parenting Research Centre Inc
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin
Years: 2015-01-09 - 2015-06-05
ID: P00024316
Title: eSmart Schools Evaluation and Monitoring Project [via Foundation for Young Australians]
Funder:
  • The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin and Amanda Third
Years: 2013-01-22 - 2016-03-31
ID: P00021327
Title: Young People, Technology, and Wellbeing Research Facility
Funder:
  • Inspire Foundation
  • Fox Interactive Media Australia Pty Limited
  • NSW Commission for Children and Young People
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Telstra Foundation
  • The Foundation For Young Australians
  • National Children's and Youth Law Centre
  • Starlight Children's Foundation Australia
  • BoysTown
Western Researchers: Amanda Third and Philippa Collin
Years: 2010-01-01 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00018053
Title: NSW Healthy Children Initiative: Social Marketing to Young People - Implementation of Phase 1
Funder:
  • Health Administration Corporation
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin, Suzan Burton, Kathy Tannous and Ann Dadich
Years: 2011-10-10 - 2012-02-27
ID: P00020483
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Research Program Leaders' Support
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Amanda Third and Philippa Collin
Years: 2012-04-01 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00021025
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Online Social Marketing for Safety and Wellbeing
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Philippa Collin
Years: 2012-07-31 - 2014-04-01
ID: P00021026

Supervision

Associate Professor Collin is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Cross-Sector Knowledge Brokering
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Citizens Make Sense in Deliberative Activity
Field of Research: Political Science; Language And Literature Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Self-Disclosure Beyond 'Vulnerability': Young People, Musical Biographies, Technology and Music-Making
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Sociology
Thesis Title: Australian youth-led activist organisations and the everyday shaping of political subjectivities in the digital age
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture

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