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Professor Phil Reed

Professor Phil Reed

Professor, Psychology

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+44 (0) 1792 602047

Email address

Research Links

Office - 939
Ninth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Phil Reed obtained a D.Phil. from University of York, held a Research Fellowship at University of Oxford, and a Readership in Learning and Behaviour at University College London, before taking a University Chair in Psychology at Swansea University. 

 Phil's broad basic and applied research interests include: Learning and Behaviour; Autism, Special Needs, and Educational Interventions; and Psychology and Medicine, including Internet Addiction and Uro/Gynaecological Health.  Phil has written several books (recently, Interventions for Autism: Evidence for Educational and Clinical Practice), published over 230 papers, and been invited to present his work at international conferences. For more information, please see Phil’s ResearchGate and Google Scholar sites.

Phil’s research includes evaluation of interventions, services, and products in relation to psychological and behavioural factors impacting effectiveness. Phil and his team have presented their work in Women’s Health at the National Assembly for Wales, and were awarded the ‘Medal of the President of the Republic’ of Italy in 2016 for scientific contribution to society. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Learning and Behaviour
  • Schedules of Reinforcement
  • Autism
  • Special Needs, and Educational Interventions
  • Psychology and Medicine
  • Internet Addiction
  • Uro/Gynaecological Health
  • Schizotypy

Career Highlights

Award Highlights
  • Medal of the President of the Republic of Italy for Scientific Contribution to Society (2016).
  • Elected President: European Association of Behaviour Analysis (2002-2004; 2004-2006; 2006-2008).
  • Elected Sustaining Member: Association of Behavior Analysts (2001).
  • The K.M. Stott Prize: Outstanding Doctoral Thesis, University of York (1990).
  • Italian Research Excellence Panel: Assessor.
  • Economic and Social Research Council: Plus 3 Assessor Panel Member (2016- ).
  • A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH): Academic representative on the research engagement and innovation board.
  • Research Councils and Major Reviews: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council; Medical Research Council; Department of Health National Institute for Health Research; Wales Office of Research and Development; Alzheimer’s Association; The Lancet.
  • Board Member: Waterloo Trust (2010 - 2015).
  • Consultant Psychologist: 2cv Research (2001); West Sussex County Council (2002).