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Dr Kevin Collins's OpenLearn Profile

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Dr Kevin Collins

Dr Kevin Collins

About me

Dr Kevin Collins has 20 years of researching and designing collaborative learning processes for organisations and communities seeking to improve environmental managing through collective action. 

As a highly experienced designer and facilitator, he has worked in many countries and in many different contexts – from rivers in the UK to deserts in China, from local groups to governments and international policy and practice, including the OECD. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Systems and Environment, and a member of the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the Open University, UK. 

He also writes and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on systems approaches to environmental management. Naturally enough, all of the above has been done in collaboration with many colleagues. 

Dr Kevin Collins's research

Natalie Michelle Foster et al. (2019) Revisiting deliberative policy analysis through systemic co-inquiry: some experiences from the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in England, In Policy Studies(40)

Professor Simon Bell, Kevin B. Collins and Charles Cutting (2019-02) M-World, S-World: Achieving wisdom in online groups, Open University

Jamie Hannaford et al. (2018) Enhancing drought monitoring and early warning for the UK through stakeholder co-enquiries, In Weather, Climate, and Society 1(11)

Maria de Lourdes Melo Zurita et al. (2018) Global Water Governance and Climate Change: Identifying Innovative Arrangements for Adaptive Transformation, In Water 1(10)

Uta Wehn et al. (2018) Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning: lessons from practice, In Water International 1(43), Informa UK Limited

Natalie Michelle Foster et al. (2018) Partnerships for action in river catchment governance. A case study in the Irwell, UK., The Open University

Professor Simon Bell et al. (2017) Teaching Environmental Management Competencies Online: Towards “Authentic” Collaboration?, In European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning 1(20)

Christine Blackmore et al. (2017) Understanding and developing communities of practice through diagramming, Policy Press

Christine Blackmore et al. (2016-11-04) Learning for Transformation of Water Governance: Reflections on Design from the Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance (CADWAGO) Project, In Water 11(8)

Kevin B. Collins et al. (2016-11) Stakeholder Co-inquiries on Drought Impacts, Monitoring and Early Warning Systems, In Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 11(97)

Browse Dr Kevin Collins's latest research on Open Research Online