Patricia Collins

BSc, PhD, RGN, FHEA - Professor (Anatomy)

Pat Collins is currently Professor of Anatomy at the AECC University College and the Designated Individual under the Human Tissue Act for the institution, ensuring the University College complies with the Human Tissue Authority Code of Practice for Anatomical Examination.

Biography

Pat Collins obtained her first degree from Surrey University and her PhD from Cambridge University. She was a Research Fellow of Newham College and taught for a number of colleges during her time in Cambridge University. Pat moved to Southampton University Medical School in 1986 where she was involved in the curriculum design of medicine, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and occupational therapy programmes, and undertook teaching of anatomy, embryology and histology for these students. Since 1999 she has continued to teach these subjects at the AECC University College.  Pat has been a part of the Editorial team of Gray’s Anatomy since 1990.

Current Activity

Pat Collins is currently Professor of Anatomy at the AECC University College and the Designated Individual under the Human Tissue Act for the institution, ensuring the University College complies with the Human Tissue Authority Code of Practice for Anatomical Examination.

Areas of Interest

Pathological mechanisms, neuroanatomy and embryology and development.

Qualifications

  • 1977 PhD, University of Cambridge. The morphology of ependymal in normal and hydrocephalic states.
  • 1973 General Nursing Council for England and Wales, State Registered Nurse
  • 1973 Certificate in General Nursing, Certificate in Neurosurgical and Neurological Nursing, St George’s Hospital, London
  • 1972 BSc (Hons) Human Biology, University of Surrey

Membership

  • Anatomical Society
  • British Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • Institute for Learning and Teaching
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

  • Pat Collins has been responsible for the embryology and development chapters throughout Gray’s anatomy since 1999, 38th edition. She is now working on the 42nd edition. She is Section Editor of the Embryology section and has written and edited eleven chapters throughout the rest of the text for each edition.

Teaching

  • Unit Leader for Human Function and Dysfunction I in Year 1
  • Unit Leader for Human Function and Dysfunction II in Year 2
  • Pat teaches anatomy to physiotherapy and occupational therapy undergraduate students from Bournemouth University, and MSc students studying Forensic Osteology and Forensic Osteoarchaeology from Bournemouth University, all of whom visit the anatomical prosection laboratory.

Pat has continued to teach on the Advanced Neonatal Practitioner MSc and Southampton University since its inception. She has taught embryology to the London Deanery Core Surgical Anatomy programme at the Royal College of Surgeons, London for many years.

Publications 

Collins, P. Early concepts and terminology. Chapter 1 Pandya et al: Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, Third Edition. Elsevier (in press)

Collins, P. Cellular mechanisms and embryonic tissues. Chapter 2 Pandya et al: Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, Third Edition. Elsevier (in press)

Collins, P. Staging embryos in development and the embryonic body plan. Chapter 3 Pandya et al: Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, Third Edition. Elsevier (in press)

Collins, P. 2016 Cell populations at gastrulation. Chapter 10 Section 1, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 181-188

Collins, P. 2016 Embryonic induction and cell division. Chapter 11 Section 1, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 189-192

Collins, P. 2016 Cell populations at the start of organogenesis. Chapter 12 Section 1, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 193-199

Collins, P. 2016 Early embryonic circulation. Chapter 13 Section 1, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 200-204

Collins. P. and Jawaheer, G. 2016 Pre- and postnatal development. Chapter 14 Section 1, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 205-217

Bush, A. Collins, P. Moorman, A.F.M. 2016 Development of the thorax Chapter 52, Section 7, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 905-930

Collins, P. 2016 Development of the peritoneal cavity, gastrointestinal tract and its adnexae  Chapter 60, Section 8, Gray’s Anatomy 41st  Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 1048-1068

Collins, P. Jawaheer, G. Sharpe, R.M. 2016 Development of the urogenital system Chapter 72, Section 8, Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition. Standring S. Elsevier pp 1199-1220

Nova, M. and Collins, P. 2014 Singing Bel Canto: Art & Science. Compton Publishing

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