David Collings (PhD, Limerick) is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research at DCU. Prior to joining DCU, he held faculty positions at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Sheffield. He was also Visiting Professor at King's College London. He is Senior Consulting Editor at the Journal of World Business. He is the former editor of the Human Resource Management Journal and the Irish Journal of Management and permanent Chair of the EIASM workshop on talent management. He has been named by HR Magazine as one of the Most Influential International Thinkers in the field of HRM three times (2014-2016). HIs research and teaching focuses on talent management and global staffing. He has consulted with a number of leading global organisations in these area. His speaking and consulting engagements include Airbus, the Danish Confederation of Industry, Enterprise Ireland, KPMG, Medtronic, Mercer, Stryker and many others. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students in areas such as international staffing, subsidiary innovation, HRM and performance, and born global firms. He has taught and delivered executive education in the US, UK, Iceland, Finland, France, Denmark, Singapore. He is available for media comment on talent, mobility and broader strategic HR issues.