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