Professor Reid is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist Practitioner and Health Psychologist, with an international reputation for her research on human feeding and eating problems, wide experience of the British University system and close links with the NHS. Currently, she is Hon. Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Michael White Diabetes Centre at Hull Royal Infirmary. With a first degree in modern languages, she retrained as a psychologist after working in Italy, where she translated for and was inspired by an eminent Italian Psychiatrist.
Stuffing down feelings: Bereavement, anxiety and emotional detachment in the life stories of people with eating disorders
Reid, M., Wilson-Walsh, R., Cartwright, L., & Hammersley, R. (2020). Stuffing down feelings: Bereavement, anxiety and emotional detachment in the life stories of people with eating disorders. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 979-987. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12930
There's just huge anxiety: ontological security, moral panic, and the decline in young people's mental health and well-being in the UK
Bell, J., Reid, M., Dyson, J., Schlosser, A., & Alexander, T. (2019). There’s just huge anxiety: ontological security, moral panic, and the decline in young people’s mental health and well-being in the UK. Qualitative research in medicine and healthcare, 3(2), 87-97. https://doi.org/10.4081/qrmh.2019.8200
Human eating behaviour
Psychology of obesity
Lifestyle and mental health
Professor Reid’s primary research interests are in human eating, including ordinary eating, disordered eating and obesity. She has also researched other topics in mental health. She currently supervises four PhD students:
Alice Cunningham: Understanding the phenomenological experience of schema therapy in those with an eating disorder.
Stephen Harrison: Exploring schemas of obesity and the role of schemas in adult obesity maintenance.
Clare Marney: Personality and disordered eating.
Callum Schofield: Eating behaviours in Huntington’s disease.