Dr Patrick Collins

B.A., M.A.

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Geography
School of Geography
& Archaeology
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3326
E: p.collins@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

<< As an economic geographer I am interested spatial distribution of wealth. More specifically my work is concerned with how different places offer different opportunities, by the financial, social or cultural. How we 'make' places is a key determinant of our quality of life. My research extends from analysis of the location decisions of foreign direct investments in the technology sector to how we make the places we live in unique.  >>

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Northern Peripherary - Creative Momentum 10-FEB-15 10-MAY-18
CULTURAL MAPPING PROJECT 22-OCT-14 31-DEC-15
GALWAY EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE BID 2020 P COLLINS 13-JUN-14 31-DEC-15
Creative Edge 20-MAR-13 31-DEC-13

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Cost competitive places: shifting fortunes and the closure of Dell's manufacturing facility in Ireland'
Grimes, S., Collins, P. (2011) 'Cost competitive places: shifting fortunes and the closure of Dell's manufacturing facility in Ireland'. European Urban And Regional Studies, :1-21 [Details]
(2011) 'Culture and creativity: A case study from the West of Ireland'
Collins, P and Fahy, F (2011) 'Culture and creativity: A case study from the West of Ireland'. Cities, 28 (1):28-35 [Details]
(2009) 'The contribution of the overseas ICT sector in expanding R&D'
Grimes, S., Collins, P. (2009) 'The contribution of the overseas ICT sector in expanding R&D'. Ireland Irish Geography Special Issue, 42 (1):45-67 [Details]
(2008) 'Irelands foreign-owned technology sector: Evolving towards sustainability? September'
Collins, P., Grimes, S. (2008) 'Irelands foreign-owned technology sector: Evolving towards sustainability? September'. Growth and Change, 39 (3):436-463 [Details]
(2007) 'Information Age Ireland: the attraction, reality and never-ending geography'
Collins, P. (2007) 'Information Age Ireland: the attraction, reality and never-ending geography'. European Planning Studies, 40 (1):67-87 [Details]
(2007) 'Policy approaches to developing the region in the information age: Evidence from Ireland and Europe'
Collins, P. (2007) 'Policy approaches to developing the region in the information age: Evidence from Ireland and Europe'. Irish Geography, 40 (2):146-167 [Details]
(2006) 'Innovation Systems in the European Periphery: the case of Ireland and Greece'
Collins, P., Pontikakis, D. (2006) 'Innovation Systems in the European Periphery: the case of Ireland and Greece'. Science and Public Policy, 15 (10):757-769 [Details]
(2003) 'Building a Knowledge Economy in Ireland through European networks'
Collins, P., Grimes, S. (2003) 'Building a Knowledge Economy in Ireland through European networks'. European Planning Studies, 33 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2010) Innovation and Structural Change.
Collins,P. (2010) Innovation and Structural Change. [Details]
(2009) Differing Paths to Innovation: Techno-social perspectives on policy formation from small European nations.
McDonagh, J, Collins, P, Pontikakis, D. (2009) Differing Paths to Innovation: Techno-social perspectives on policy formation from small European nations. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
'The contribution of the overseas ICT sector in expanding R&D in Ireland'
Grimes, S., Collins, P. 'The contribution of the overseas ICT sector in expanding R&D in Ireland' In: Irelands Celtic Tiger: Legacies and Prospects Routledge Forthcoming. [Details]
(2015) 'Innovative Strategies in Servicing International Markets from Ireland'
Collins P and Grimes S (2015) 'Innovative Strategies in Servicing International Markets from Ireland' In: The Handbook of Services Innovation. London: Springer. [DOI] [Details]

Collins, P. In: Ireland as Regions in Europe: the Adoption of the Information Society at the Local Level and its Regional Impacts. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
UNIVERSE AT SUB-SECOND TIMESCALES: HIGH TIME RESOLUTION ASTR
COLLINS, P et al. Design, construction and calibration of the Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter (GASP) UNIVERSE AT SUB-SECOND TIMESCALES: HIGH TIME RESOLUTION ASTR , pp.241-246 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) The Creative Edge Policy Toolkit: Supporting the Development of the Creative Economy in Europe’s Northern Periphery.
Collins, P, Cunningham, J and Murtagh, A (2013) The Creative Edge Policy Toolkit: Supporting the Development of the Creative Economy in Europe’s Northern Periphery. Creative Edge, Galway. [Details]
(2013) Economic Impact Assessment of the Picture Palace.
Collins, P (2013) Economic Impact Assessment of the Picture Palace. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2012) Economic Impact Assessment of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Collins, P (2012) Economic Impact Assessment of the Volvo Ocean Race. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Quality, uniqueness and place. Planning for quality of life'
Collins, P Leyden, K (2015) 'Quality, uniqueness and place. Planning for quality of life' Village Magazine, . [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
(2013) Putting (the same) people first.
Collins, P Murtagh, A (2013) Putting (the same) people first. Blog [Details]

Community Engagement Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Why bid for Culture?.
Collins P (2015) Why bid for Culture?. Community Engagement Publications [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2009) First the Giveth and then they Taketh away: Restructuring of Global Corporations . Regional Studies Annual Conference.
Collins, P. (2009) First the Giveth and then they Taketh away: Restructuring of Global Corporations . Regional Studies Annual Conference. Leuven, Belguim: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Creativity and Innovation: The creative sector in the west of Ireland . Regional Studies Research Workshop on Creative Industries.
Collins, P. (2009) Creativity and Innovation: The creative sector in the west of Ireland . Regional Studies Research Workshop on Creative Industries. Cardiff, Wales: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Turn on, Tune in, Log out. Exploring the geographies of cyberpower Department of Geography Seminar Series.
Collins, P. (2008) Turn on, Tune in, Log out. Exploring the geographies of cyberpower Department of Geography Seminar Series. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Servicing from Ireland: The shifting role of FDI in Ireland . Regional Studies Research Workshop on International Services.
Collins, P. (2008) Servicing from Ireland: The shifting role of FDI in Ireland . Regional Studies Research Workshop on International Services. Paisley, Scotland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Culture and Creativity: A case study from the West of Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers.
Collins, P. (2007) Culture and Creativity: A case study from the West of Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers. St Patricks, Drumcondra: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Irelands foreign owned technology sector: A new form of embeddedness? . Conference of Irish Geographers, St Patricks Drumcondra.
Collins, P. (2007) Irelands foreign owned technology sector: A new form of embeddedness? . Conference of Irish Geographers, St Patricks Drumcondra. Drumcondra: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Irelands FDI success story . Dusquense University PA.
Collins, P. (2007) Irelands FDI success story . Dusquense University PA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) An e-Galway? . Presentation to Galway Chamber of Commerce.
Collins, P. (2006) An e-Galway? . Presentation to Galway Chamber of Commerce. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Governing an Island of regions: Policy approaches to uneven spatial development in Ireland. EUNIP Annual Conference.
Collins, P. (2006) Governing an Island of regions: Policy approaches to uneven spatial development in Ireland. EUNIP Annual Conference. University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Innovation Systems in the European Periphery: the case of Ireland and Greece . Regional Studies Annual Conference Shaping EU Regional Policy Lueven.
Collins, P. (2006) Innovation Systems in the European Periphery: the case of Ireland and Greece . Regional Studies Annual Conference Shaping EU Regional Policy Lueven. Belgium: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Between Boston and Brussels: Where allegiances on the European Periphery lie . European Regional Science Association Volos.
Collins, P. (2006) Between Boston and Brussels: Where allegiances on the European Periphery lie . European Regional Science Association Volos. Greece: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) How effective has industrial policy been in the Irish technology sector EUNIP . Annual Conference.
Collins, P. (2006) How effective has industrial policy been in the Irish technology sector EUNIP . Annual Conference. University of Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) The outsourcing experience: evolution of MNC affiliates in Ireland . invited presentation given to the MBA Association of Ireland.
Collins, P. (2006) The outsourcing experience: evolution of MNC affiliates in Ireland . invited presentation given to the MBA Association of Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Policy Approaches to developing the region in the Information Age: Evidence from Ireland and Europe . Departmental Series, Geography Department.
Collins, P. (2005) Policy Approaches to developing the region in the Information Age: Evidence from Ireland and Europe . Departmental Series, Geography Department. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Regional Policy in the Information Age: differentiating information economy from information society at the regional level . Alternative Economic Spaces: New Political Stories.
Collins, P. (2005) Regional Policy in the Information Age: differentiating information economy from information society at the regional level . Alternative Economic Spaces: New Political Stories. Hull (UK): Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The role of transnational technology subsidiaries in Irelands technology sector . Conference of Irish Geographers.
Collins, P. (2005) The role of transnational technology subsidiaries in Irelands technology sector . Conference of Irish Geographers. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The evolution of transnational technology subsidiaries in Ireland with Grimes, S . Regional Studies Association, NUI, Galway.
Collins, P. (2005) The evolution of transnational technology subsidiaries in Ireland with Grimes, S . Regional Studies Association, NUI, Galway. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Which way is up? The value of foreign owned MNCs to Ireland . Regional Science Association, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Collins, P. (2005) Which way is up? The value of foreign owned MNCs to Ireland . Regional Science Association, Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Defining Ireland in the Information Age: Social and Economic Aspects of IT growth . Regional Science Association.
Collins, P. (2005) Defining Ireland in the Information Age: Social and Economic Aspects of IT growth . Regional Science Association. Stratford-upon-Avon: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The Information Society or Economy. Invited Presentation given to NIRSA.
Collins, P. (2005) The Information Society or Economy. Invited Presentation given to NIRSA. NUI Maynooth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Irelands love affair with the Information Society: The Celtic-Cyber-Tiger and the rise of regional and social divergence . IBG/RGS Economic Geography Research Group, Postgraduate Symposium.
Collins, P. (2003) Irelands love affair with the Information Society: The Celtic-Cyber-Tiger and the rise of regional and social divergence . IBG/RGS Economic Geography Research Group, Postgraduate Symposium. Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Ireland as regions in Europe: the adoption of the Information Society at the local level and its regional impacts . The Political Economy of the Internet Age.
Collins, P. (2002) Ireland as regions in Europe: the adoption of the Information Society at the local level and its regional impacts . The Political Economy of the Internet Age. Hull (UK): Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Irish regional development in the Information Society . Institute of British Geographers.
Collins, P. (2002) Irish regional development in the Information Society . Institute of British Geographers. Queens University Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Europes Information Society: awakening the region . University of Hulls seminar series.
Collins, P. (2001) Europes Information Society: awakening the region . University of Hulls seminar series. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) The European Regional Information Society Workshop contribution. ADAPT conference.
Collins, P. (2001) The European Regional Information Society Workshop contribution. ADAPT conference. Lille, France: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Europes information society: the regional information society initiative . Economic Geography Research Group, Newcastle.
Collins, P. (2001) Europes information society: the regional information society initiative . Economic Geography Research Group, Newcastle. Newcastle: Conference Paper [Details]
(2000) Population growth and the environment: the case of Africa . Conference of Irish Geographers Queens University.
Collins, P. (2000) Population growth and the environment: the case of Africa . Conference of Irish Geographers Queens University. Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]

Catalog

  Year Publication
(2015) Making Waves: Galway's bid for European Capital of Culture 2020.
City Council Collins (2015) Making Waves: Galway's bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. Catalog [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 JCI Top Young Person of the Year Award Junior Chamber Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Regional Studies Irish Branch Secretary 01-DEC-08 / 31-DEC-14
UNESCO City of Film Bid Lead Researcher /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
eGalway /
Web development committee Geography /
Steering Committee of CISC /

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Research (e.g. Community based research) Economic Impact Assessment of the Volvo Ocean Race 12-APR-13 / 13-NOV-13
Policy Development All-Island Cultural Policy Research Network 15-MAY-15 / 15-APR-16
Research (e.g. Community based research) Lead Researcher on Galway's bid for European Capital of Culture 01-JUL-14 / 17-OCT-15
Research (e.g. Community based research) Galway's bid for UNESCO city of film 02-FEB-14 / 25-SEP-14

Teaching Interests

As a teacher, I abide by the ethos that to teach is to engage students in learning; this teaching consists of getting students involved in the active construction of knowledge. Students do so by engaging, with other students and with the teacher, in a process of inquiry, critical discourse and problem solving. I have been lecturing under this ethos in Higher Education in both the UK and Ireland for the past 12 years. 
- Economic Geography
- Regional Development
- Geography of Cyberspace
- Development Geographies
- Creative and Cultural Economies
 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
TI237 Geographies of Cyberspace TI237
TI702 Geography and Geographing TI702
TI230 Economic Geography TI230
TI150 Introduction to Human Geography TI150
TI353 Minor Dissertation in Economic Geography TI353
TI705 Managing Development TI705

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
<< Whitaker Institute; School of Sociology and Political Science; School of Engineering>>

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
<< Galway city council; Galway county council; Western Development Commission; Tulca Visual Arts; Galway International Arts Festival; Galway Film Centre; Picture Palace; Community Forum; Leader groups; Hewlett Packard; GMIT; Pulse College; University of Hull; University of Limerick; Maynooth University; Aston Business School; Uppsalla University; Lund University; Kemi Tornio University; Highlands and Islands Development >>