Jim Reid joined the University in September 2008 and is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies in the Department of Education and Community Studies.
Subsequent to social work practice with children and their families and as a social work manager he spent four years as a staff development officer with a local authority children’s department. He then took up a post with the University of Teesside where he taught social work before managing the social work programmes at that University. During this period Jim worked with UNICEF if Central Asia in developing academic infrastructure and practices. As a member of the Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HUDCRES), Jim’s recent research interests have focussed on particular aspects of professionalism including; employability and teacher’s experiences and understanding of care. He is currently developing research into the utility of ‘baby boxes’ with colleagues. Jim’s teaching is in the area of children and childhood.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, founding convenor of the Children and Childhoods SIG at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and a member of the BERA Conference and Events Committee.