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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. He is a member of the International Sociological Association.
Jim’s doctoral research was an institutional ethnographic study of teachers experiences in a small urban primary school during a ‘notice to improve’ focused on the experience and understanding of care’. He has presented insight into this work at several international and national conferences. Out of this arises an interest in; employability, professionalism, researcher reflexivity – paricularly in utilizing The Listening Guide (Mauthner and Doucet 1998), employability and ‘care’.
Jim was Principal Investigator on a teaching and learning research project for the Higher Education Academy looking at different enhancing employability through different models of workplace learning. He was also PI on research funded by the National Children’s Research Centre into children’s experiences of employability.
He is a member of the Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HUDCRES). With colleagues Jim is developing research into the Finnish ‘maternity package’, or ‘baby box’.
Reid, J (2017) ‘Standpoint: Using Bourdieu to Understand IE and the Researcher's Relation with Knowledge Generation’. In: Perspectives on and From Institutional Ethnography. Bingley: Emerald. pp. 71-90. ISBN 9781787146532
Reid, J (2017) ‘Reflexivity and Praxis: The Redress of 'I' Poems in Revealing Standpoint’. In: Perspectives on and from Institutional Ethnography. Bingley: Emerald. . ISBN 9781787146532
Parton, N. and Reid, J. (2017) ‘The recent history of central government guidance about child protection’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years, 2nd edition. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. pp. 9-30. ISBN 978-1138677401
Burton, S. and Reid, J. (2017) Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years, 2nd edition . Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138677401
Reid, J (2017) ‘The social, legal and practice context for protecting and safeguarding children’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years, 2nd edition. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. pp. 31-50. ISBN 978-1138677401
Purcell, M., Page, J. and Reid, J. (2017) ‘'Professional Love' in A Time of Cholic: Innovative Application of a Practitioner Framework and Researching Abstract Concepts with Children & Young People’. In: BERA Annual Conference 2017, 5th-7th September 2017, University of Sussex
Page, J., Purcell, M. and Reid, J. (2017) ‘Professional Love in A Time of Cholic: Researching Abstract Concepts in Work with Children & Young People’. In: BERA Annual Conference 2017, 5-7 September 2017, University of Sussex
Reid, J (2017) ‘Theorising a university module exploring the concept of 'voice' arising in the UNCRC and the social study of childhood’. In: ECE beyond the crisis: social justice, solidarity and childrens rights., 29 - 31 August 2017, University of Bologna, Italy
Reid, J (2017) ‘The 'Messiness' of Theorising Childhood’ Research Intelligence (133), p. 29. ISSN 0307-9023
Reid, J (2016) Teachers Experience and Consciousness of Care during a Period of Notice to Improve: An Institutional Ethnography in one Primary School Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Reid, J (2016) ‘The institutional silencing of care in school: implications for children and young people’. In: Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation, 23rd - 24th June 2016, Liverpool Hope University
Reid, J (2016) ‘Disembodied Lives: How teachers come to care and what this might mean for research in schools’. In: International symposium: Engaging Children and Young People: Creative Methods and Research Ethics, 20th - 21st June 2016, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2016) ‘Engaging with childhood: student placements and the employability agenda.’ Childhood: A journal of global child research , 23 (2), pp. 286-300. ISSN 0907-5682
Reid, J (2016) ‘Troubling Narratives: Using I poem narratives as a reflective tool within an institutional ethnography of care in teachers work’. In: SEPD Research Conference, 07 April 2016, School of Education & Professional Development, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2016) ‘How do teachers come to care?’. In: 3rd International Sociological Association Forum, 10-14 July 2016, University of Vienna, Austria
Reid, J (2016) ‘Redefining Employability as something to be achieved: utilising Trontos conceptual framework of care to refocus the debate’ Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning , 6 (1). ISSN 2042-3896
Reid, J (2015) ‘Achieving standpoint: Using I poem narratives as a reflective tool within an institutional ethnography of carein a primary school in the north of England’. In: 3rd Conference of the International Child & Youth Research Network, 10-12 June 2015, Europrean University, Nicosia, Cyprus
Reid, J (2015) Children and young peoples voices in employability: Engaging with primary school pupils, student placements and the employability agenda: A report to the national children's research centre March 2015 Huddersfield: NCRC (Submitted)
Reid, J (2014) ‘Utilizing The Listening Guide within institutional ethnography: a reflexive effort to avoid institutional capture and privileged irresponsibility.’. In: BERA Annual Conference 2014, 23-25 September 2014, Institute of Education, London
Reid, J. and Aslett-Bentley, A. (2014) ‘Re-examination of employability as social practice: a workshop debate re-shaping current understandings and facilitating enhanced practice across generic to specific perspectives.’. In: The ASET Conference 2014 - The Student Journey towards Employability, 2nd - 4th September 2014, University of Northumbria
Reid, J (2014) ‘Children and the competent professional: a conceptual framework for challenging current approaches to employability for the childrens workforce.’. In: CSCY 5th International Conference: Researching children's everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts, 1-3 July 2014, Kenwood Hotel Sheffield
Reid, J (2014) ‘Valuing participants as subjects and not objects in research: reflections on analysis of researcher self during an institutional ethnography in a primary school in the north of England.’. In: Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies, 07 - 09 May 2014, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Reid, J (2014) ‘Towards a conceptual framework for understanding power and responsibility in employability’. In: Research in Practice (RIPE) Dissemination event, 01 May 2014, Higher Education Academy, York
Reid, J (2014) ‘Institutional ethnography, reflexivity and I poems’. In: SEPD Research Conference, 9 April 2014, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2014) ‘Socializing Employability’. In: ASET Practice Research Network, 6 March 2014, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Reid, J (2013) ‘Problematising Employability: Power and Powerlessness’. In: Placement Provision: what does research show us?, 8th November 2013, SRHE, London
Reid, J (2013) ‘Power and Employability: student's experiences of powerlessness’. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Placement and Employability Professionals Conference. : ASET. pp. 147-161. ISBN 9780956455994
Reid, J (2013) ‘Introduction’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years. : Routledge. pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780415527507
Reid, J (2013) ‘The social, legal and practice context for protecting and safeguarding children’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years. : Routledge. pp. 35-53. ISBN 9780415527507
Reid, J. and Burton, S. (2013) Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years . Early Years. : Routledge. ISBN 9780415527507
Parton, N. and Reid, J. (2013) ‘The recent history of central government guidance about child protection’. In: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years. : Routledge. pp. 13-34. ISBN 9780415527507
Reid, J (2013) ‘Problematising Employability: are the views of children and young people ignored?’. In: ASET Conference 2013, 3rd-5th September 2013, Greenwich, UK
Reid, J (2012) ‘Making the Private Public: Reflections on Ethics and Analysis of Self from an Ethnography in a Primary School in the North of England’. In: Public Ethnography Conference: Connecting New Genres, New Media, New Audiences, 1st and 2nd June 2012, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Reid, J. and Oko, J. (2012) Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students . Achieving a Health and Social Care Foundation Degree. Exeter: Sage/Learning Matters. ISBN 9780857258052
Reid, J (2012) ‘Teacher's Work and Dad's’. In: Teacher's and Professionalism Research, 25 April 2012, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2012) ‘Lost identities: denying children their family identity’. In: Vulnerable Children and the Law: International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. . ISBN 9781849058681
Reid, J (2012) ‘Challenges and Dilemmas Regarding Non-Resident Fathers in Public Law’. In: The Sovereignty of Children in Law. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 157-177. ISBN 9781443836357
Reid, J (2011) ‘The reflexive ethnographer and analysis of subjectivities using the 'voice centred relational model'’. In: Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference, 19 - 21 September 2011, New College, University of Oxford , pp. 1-26
Reid, J (2011) ‘Using Photo Story 3 (and Similar Free Downloadable Tools) in Assessment’. In: University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference 2011: Assessment and Feedback from strength to strength, 9th September 2011, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2011) ‘Childhood Defined by Lost or Denied Opportunities: The Impact of Utility in Child Welfare and Primary Education Practice’. In: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood, 5th - 7th May 2011, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Reid, J (2011) ‘Childhood defined by utility: the impact of agency in primary education practice’. In: SEPD Research Conference, 29 March 2011, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2010) ‘Inquiry based practice learning in teams - sowing the seeds of research and enterprise with our students and their pupils’. In: The 5th University Teaching and Learning Conference, Monday 13 September 2010, University of Huddersfield
Reid, J (2010) ‘Children, Non resident Fathers and the Public Law: Dilemmas and Challenges’. In: International Conference on Children In Law, September 16-17th 2010, Örebro University, Sweden
Reid, J. and Murphy, T. (2009) ‘Lost identities and the need for a framework for intervention’. In: Children and the Law: International approaches to children and their vulnerabilities, 7-10 September 2009, Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Reid, J (2007) ‘To Register or Notthe Relevance of the Social Work Codes of Practice for the Social Work Lecturer’ Ethics and Social Welfare , 1 (3), pp. 336-341. ISSN 1749-6543
Reid, J., Hamilton, R. and Howard, D. (2007) ‘Managing Yourself and Your Learning’. In: Foundations for Health and Social Care. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781403998866
Hamilton, R., Howard, D. and Reid, J. (2007) ‘Skills for studying’. In: Foundations of Health and Social Care. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781403998866
Reid, J. and Littlechild, B. (2007) ‘Children and Families Assessment and Planning’. In: The Post Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers. : Jessica Kingsley. pp. 95-105. ISBN 9781843104285
Reid, J (2007) ‘Developing Inclusive Practice with Children and their Families’. In: The Post Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley. . ISBN 978 1 84310 428 5
Jim is a reviewer for Educational Research, a peer-reviewed international journal edited at the National Foundation for Educational Research.
Invited presentations are listed in the publications and outputs section.
Jim co-organised the Interrogating the Boundaries of Childhood Studies and Youth Studies seminar on behalf of the BERA Youth Studies & Informal Education SIG on 09 March 2016 at the University of Huddersfield.
In June 2017 he organised an international symposium at Huddersfield that considered the complexity of ‘theorizing childhood’ This included a symposium and workshops on ‘Digging into Data’ for the BERA Children and Childhood SIG (21 June 2017).
Supervision is offered for topics / approaches including; professionalism, the politics of care, childhood, ethnography, institutional ethnography, creative methods.
Recent grants include:
‘Developing a variety of approaches to work placement to enhance knowledge and skills for employability’, York: Higher Education Academy.
‘Children’s voices in employability’, Huddersfield: National Children’s Research Centre.
Jim has established links with the Los Angeles based Babyboxco. To develop research into ‘baby boxes’ For this we won £5000 funding from the University of Huddersfield collaborative ventures fund.
Deputy Academic Integrity Officer for the School of Education and Professional Development
Jim teaches across a number of programmes at undergraduate and M level however his primary teaching responsibilities are with Childhood Studies.
Core modules include:
In addition there are personal and other tutoring responsibilities.
Dissertation supervision is also provided for Masters and doctoral students.