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Ian Reid

Adj/Prof Ian Reid

Adjunct Professor
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
PhD Adel.
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).
Key research
Currently: historical fiction.
Over 100 papers in refereed journals and edited scholarly publications.

Also book-length research publications, including:
The short story, London & New York, Methuen, 1977 (also translated into Greek, Chinese, & Korean)
Fiction & the Great Depression in Australia & New Zealand, London & Melbourne, Edward Arnold, 1979
The making of literature: texts, contexts and classroom practices, Adelaide, AATE, 1984
The place of genre in learning: current debates (ed.), Geelong, CSLE, 1987
Narrative exchanges, London, Routledge, 1992
Framing and interpretation, Melbourne University Press, 1994 (co-authored with Gale MacLachlan)
Higher education or education for hire? Language and values in Australian universities, CQUP, 1996
Framing reading, Sydney, NCELTR, 1998 (co-authored with Andy Kirkpatrick and Denise Mulligan)
Wordsworth and the formation of English Studies, London, Ashgate, 2004

Also two novels, The End of Longing (UWAP 2011) and That Untravelled World (UWAP 2012), and commissioned national reports, including:
Strengthening the nexus between teaching and research, commissioned report for Department of
Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, 2000 [Co-author, project director]
What is needed to make Australia a knowledge-driven and learning-driven society? commissioned report for the Business/Higher Education Round Table, 2001
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
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 received
Chief investigator for many national research projects (total grants over $1m) funded through competitive schemes (e.g. Australian Research Council, Australian Languages & Literacy Program)
English, French
Australian Institute of Management (elected Fellow 1995)
Australian College of Educators (elected Fellow 1997)
Museums Australia (National Council member, 2000-2001)
Australian & South Pacific Association for Comparative Literary Studies (President 1986-91)
Honours and awards
Benham Prize, University of Adelaide 1970
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, Cornell University, 1974-75
Merit Certificate for contribution to International Literacy Year, 1990
Inaugural Antipodes poetry prize (University of Texas), 1993
Fellowship, Australian Institute of Management, 1995
Fellowship, Australian College of Education, 1997
Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, 1984+
Honorary Professor, Jilin University (China), 1998+
Emeritus Professor, Curtin University of Technology, 2002+
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
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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