Royal Irish Academy honour Professor David Collings
FRIDAY MAY 22nd 2020 – DCU Business School congratulates Professor David Collings on his admission as a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), deemed to be the highest academic honour in Ireland, in recognition of his academic achievements.
David Collings (PhD, Limerick) is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research at DCU Business School. He is internationally recognised for his research on staffing and talent management and more recently on the future of work. He has published in leading international journals including Harvard Business Review, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Management and edited 12 books. Named as one of the Most Influential Thinkers in the field of HR for four consecutive years by HR magazine, he is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has held visiting positions at King’s College London, Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Cornell University where he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar. He was due to be James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University this summer.
In 2018 Prof Collings was the first non-US scholar to be elected to the leadership track of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, which is the largest global academy of business and management academics. This appointment will culminate in his term as Chair of the Division in 2022.
Professor Collings is one of 29 new members of the RIA, and one of 3 new members admitted from DCU. Professors Robert Forster and Miles Turner from DCU Faculty of Science and Health were also on the honours list today.
Dr Mary Canning, president of the Academy, welcoming the newly admitted members in today’s virtual ceremony said “Ireland should be immensely proud of these women and men who have brought international acclaim to our country. As members of the Royal Irish Academy they will strengthen our capacity to provide the expert advice Ireland needs at this time”.
Executive Dean of DCU Business School Professor Anne Sinnott said “We are delighted with this well deserved recognition of Prof Collings’ extensive contribution to the field of Human Resource Management and Research. David’s reputation as a national and international scholar in the HRM field is evidenced by his strong track record and accomplishments to date. The strength of the HR discipline in DCU Business School, under David’s leadership, is a testament to the expertise he brings. Prof Collings is an inspiration to staff and students alike and I know all of his colleagues extend their warmest congratulations on this outstanding achievement.”
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