Jim Reid is based in the Dept. of Community and International Education at the University of Huddersfield. He is a member of the Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society, a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, a research associate with the Carnegie Hall / Weill Music Institute 'Lullaby Project', New York, and a Senior Fellow of Advance HE.
Jim’s research focuses on silent or silenced voices in informal educational spaces and has included work with maternal and child health volunteers in Zambia, and Mothers in Lockdown – a project utilising photographic portraiture and exhibited at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds. He is also exploring the concept of 'professional love' with teachers and their pupils.
He is a founder of the Children and Childhoods SIG at BERA and a member of the conference and events committee. He is focused on achieving more presence for young people at BERA.