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Ian Reid

Professor, PhD Adel.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 12 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Until his retirement at the end of 2012, Ian Reid worked for six years on the UWA Course Structures Review and New Courses Implementation as Senior Academic Reviewer. Previously he was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Western Australia (2003-07), a not-for-profit public company, and also Principal of ReidMac Consulting Services (since 2002). As a consultant, Ian has conducted projects for numerous universities in Australia and overseas, and also across all sectors at the local, state and national level, mainly focused on organisational development and strategic planning. From 1991 to 2001 he was a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University of Technology. He has been a Professor since his appointment to Deakin University in 1978, and has held honorary professorial appointments at the University of Melbourne and JiLin University (PRC) as well as being a Winthrop Professor at UWA and an Emeritus Professor in Education at Curtin. He has postgraduate degrees in English (MA, Canterbury, NZ), Business (EMBA, Monash), and Australian Studies (PhD, Adelaide), and executive education certificates from the Stanford Graduate Business School and the Cornell School of Industrial & Labor Relations (USA).

Roles and responsibilities

Until Dec 2012, Senior Academic Reviewer (full-time project leader) for the UWA Review of Course Structures and New Courses Implementation. Now Adjunct Professor in English & Cultural Studies.

Funding overview

Chief investigator for many national research projects (total grants over $1m) funded through competitive schemes (e.g. Australian Research Council, Australian Languages & Literacy Program)

Previous positions

Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Western Australia (2003-07)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University of Technology (1991-2001)
Professor of Literary Studies, Deakin University (1978-1991)
Tutor/Lecturer/Snr Lecturer in English, University of Adelaide (1967-78)

Current projects

Writing historical fiction


Currently: historical fiction.



Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Ian Reid is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

collective memory Social Sciences
historical development Social Sciences
field of study Social Sciences
respect Social Sciences
editor Social Sciences
present Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences

Research Output 2001 2017

Framing the literature curriculum

Reid, I., 2017, Required reading: literature in Australian schools since 1945. Dolin, T., Jones, J. & Dowsett, P. (eds.). Clayton, Vic: Monash University Publishing, p. 61-77 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

'What has changed in half a century? English teaching since Dartmouth'

Reid, I., 2017, Interpretations - Journal of the English Teachers' Association of Western Australia, 51, p. 32-41.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Literary Experience and Literature Teaching Since the Growth Model

Reid, I., 2016, In : English in Australia. 51, 3, p. 11-18 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Memory Loss and Retrieval

Reid, I., 2016, In : Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. 23, 2, p. 98-111

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

collective memory
historical development
field of study

The Mind's Own Place

Reid, I., 2015, Australia: UWA Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook