Professor Phil Reed obtained a D.Phil. from the University of York, and then held a Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and a Readership in Learning and Behaviour at University College London. He took a Chair in the Department of Psychology at Swansea University.
Phil's research interests fall into three broad categories: Learning and Memory, Autism and Educational Interventions, and Psychology and Medicine including Internet Addiction. Phil has written four books, and published over 200 papers on these and other topics, as well as being invited to present his work at international conferences. Phil has served on the Editorial Boards for Behavior and Philosophy, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Phil’s work on internet addiction and autism features regularly on the media, and has been featured on the Science Channel’s ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’, BBC Radio 4, and Radio Wales, as well as in Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Mail, and also locally in the Swansea Evening Post and the Western Mail.
Phil works closely with many educational charities and local education authorities to advise about autism and reading problems, and has held appointments for the Department for Education, and the Children in Wales Policy Council in these contexts. Phil has held grants from the Baily Thomas Fund, Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, and Mechner Foundation.